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Essential Oils - Where do they come from?

Essential Oils – Where do they come from?

Essential oils come from a variety of flowers, trees, herbs, grasses and shrubs. You will find the oils in all different parts of the plant: leaves, stems, bark, fruit, roots, resins, seeds and flowers.

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Essential oils come from all over they world, however they do have a “home”.  You can see from the map where their home is, but they can be grown in more than one part of the world.  It’s good to know this information as those oils will be different.  Different in smell, chemical composition and therapeutic properties. An oil grown elsewhere is just as good as the other oil but know that they are different because of the environment that it was grown in; the amount of sun, how much moisture; type of soil, the altitude and harvest practices, all make up that particular oil.

How do you know where your oil came from?  This information should be on the label of your essential oil bottle.

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Essential Oils - Where do they come from?

    Essential Oils - Where do they come from?

    Essential Oils – Where do they come from?

    Essential oils come from a variety of flowers, trees, herbs, grasses and shrubs. You will find the oils in all different parts of the plant: leaves, stems, bark, fruit, roots, resins, seeds and flowers.

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