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Our list of 100% pure essential oils for your easy reference

Our list of 100% pure essential oils is extensive. Here is a list for your easy reference. Basil: Mental fatigue, nervous insomnia, stimulant Benzoin: Coughs and colds, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, mentally soothing Bergamot: Antiseptic, clears acne, boils, eczema, nervous indigestion, relaxant, good for lost appetite Camphor: Decongestant, antiseptic, disinfectant, stimulant Cedarwood (Atlas): Antiseptic, gentle … Continue reading Our list of 100% pure essential oils for your easy reference

Distilling Essential Oils…Separating the oil from the water (Part 3-Conclusion)

  When the distilling process was complete, we were led into another part of the farm to see a simple separating process.     The oil and water are poured into a cone shaped pipette and as the oil starts to separate, the little tap at the base of the pipette is opened and the … Continue reading Distilling Essential Oils…Separating the oil from the water (Part 3-Conclusion)

Distilling Essential Oils…The Distilling Process…Part 2 of the inspiring journey…

For our demonstration, the farmer had prepared 7 kgs of the Lemon Tea Tree for distilling. Firstly, he prepared the still. Then, he filled the 'pot' with the leaves and the process began. After a little while, the water and oils begin to trickle out of the still into a prepared bottle. Within an hour … Continue reading Distilling Essential Oils…The Distilling Process…Part 2 of the inspiring journey…

We have a new 100% pure essential oil… Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii)…

Grown and distilled in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii) oil is chemically very different from the Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil. It has high contents of citral, citronellal and geraniol. This oil has significant anti-infectious qualities and is anti-fungal and anti-viral. Unlike Melaleuca alternifolia, it is not advisable to put this oil … Continue reading We have a new 100% pure essential oil… Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii)…