How the Oils are Extracted
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This information has been comprised for those who have inquiries concerning the difference between the essential and essence oils that the EcoVillage offers.
The bulk of the essential oils are obtained from associate families and/ or communities that have been involved with the ancient art, science and tradition of fragrances for many centuries now. According to these sources: There are two kinds of scents; ones which occur in nature, such as Sandalwood, Patchouli and then there are others which are blended from a variety of natural ingredients. Due to the prohibitive costs of supplying nature’s oils, sometimes a perfumer blends the naturally occurring oils with other aromatic compounds. The art and science of a perfumer is evident in the fragrances he creates.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ESSENTIAL and ESSENCE OILS
The difference in the oils offered by the EcoVillage is chiefly in the method of extraction. Technically speaking, an essential oil is extracted from plant material by two main methods; simple expression (or pressure) or by steam, water or dry distillation. Distinguishing the difference between essential and concretes or absolutes (fragrances obtained by methods other than steam distillation or pressure) is sometimes very difficult. However, the essentials are very loose –
Many aromatic oils from plants contain a few major constituents, several minors and a larger number of trace elements. It is virtually impossible to totally reconstruct such a complex combination of components which includes all of the trace elements. Most “nature identical” oils are said to be 96% accurate –
quality and entirely free of unwanted solvent residues or non-
All the above methods go through a final process of solvent removal. These techniques are used worldwide for higher yield or to obtain products that cannot be obtained by any other process. An example of this is when an essential oil would be adversely affected by hot water and steam, as is the case with Jasmine –
For clarity purposes; many essential oils not extracted via steam or pressure are referred to as essence oils.
Essence oils are derived in a variety of ways from flowers, barks, leaves, roots or resins. The fragrance industry requires continuity in its’ products –
Try any of the Monastery’s oils and experience for yourself. Those using the Monastery’s oils often remark on the peace and tranquility that the oils carry with them and compliments abound concerning the superior strength and quality that the Monastery’s essence oils have, unlike some oils and commercial scents; the Monastery’s essence oils ARE alcohol free and HIGHLY concentrated, so they last for hours and some for days and the Monastery’s essential oils are of the finest quality available as well. Whether you are selecting an essential oil or essence oil through Nahziryah Monastic Community –
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