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This essential oil smells rancid, can it be?
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Essential oils don’t become rancid. If you do smell rancidity in that old bottle of essential oil, it’s an indicator that it was likely cut with a fatty carrier oil. Essential oil do oxidize. That does change the aroma, but in a way that’s more like a removal of smell rather than an addition of a smell. Citrus essential oils oxidize more quickly than other essential oils and oxidized essential oils are more likely to cause dermal irritation. Essential oils don’t ferment, that requires sugar and there shouldn’t be any in a pure essential oil. Offering a shelf life for an essential oil is basically impossible because there are too many variables, ie, volume of essential oil in relation to volume of air in the bottle, temperature, how often the cap is removed.

Only about 10% of plants produce aromatic compounds
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Really. The group of plants that produce aromatic compounds really is that small.

Essential oils are part of a very large group of compounds we call secondary metabolic compounds – primary compounds are those necessary for plant growth, proteins and carbohydrates.  I think of the secondary metabolic compounds as what allow the plant to be in it’s environment, these are how the plant responds and part of defense and attraction. Their function is immunological and biological. We extract them and use them for our own benefit. Essential oils are so easy to use in an airborne fashion to defend against pathogens and to be attractive.

I’ve never been so sick – this years flu.
Posted on: January 9, 2018

I’ve got a whole new respect for the flu. So many people have a swampy cough that just hangs on.

Essential oils are best employed to respiratory conditions. They’ve got a clear affinity for the air element, delivery is easy and safe when using them as an inhalant and you can use just a few drops each time.

Use a mug or small bowl, very hot water – steaming water, add a few drops of a blend or single oils. Use a small towel to tent your head over the mug or use the towel to make a funnel shape between the mug and your nose and mouth. Place your hands against your face as if you were doing that cartoon I’m yelling very loud!

Build your respiratory blend to treat lung congestion around an essential oil high in 1,8 cineole. There are many published scientific papers referencing studies that clearly show the therapeutic effects of essential oils high in 1,8 cineole. Essential oils with this chemical component reduce coughing and shortness of breath, demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects and lengthening of breath. Joy Bowles addresses the effects of 1,8 cineole on the respiratory tract in her book, The Basic Chemistry of Aromatic Essential Oils. The chemical component 1,8 cineole can be found in Eucalyptus, There are several varieties of Eucalyptusglobulusradiata, and citriodora are common. Spike lavender and Raventsara. These essential oils are easy to obtain, inexpensive and have a familiar and likely pleasant aroma.