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Category: Education

Can The Human Nose Detect the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Aromas?

I posted a report on a chronology of how aromas went from all 100% natural to less than 20% natural in about 100 years. It’s intended to be a factual account of how it progressed. This segment is part of a series of blogs expressing my opinions, thoughts and observations about this subject; some of […]

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Synthetic Aromas – The Insidious Erosion of Personal Choice

I posted a report on a chronology of how aromas went from all 100% natural to less than 20% natural in about 100 years. It’s intended to be a factual account of how it progressed. This segment is part of a series of blogs expressing my opinions , thoughts and observations about this subject; some […]

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What Do Blotter Tests Reveal About Essential Oils?

One of the common tests that many educators, essential oil companies and consumers will conduct is a blotter test. The tests are typically done from a layman`s point of view in an effort to judge quality. But what is it, and what does it actually reveal about an essential oil? Does it indicate quality? Is […]

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Do I Test All Of My Essential Oils?

I was asked this question recently. “Do you test every batch of your essential oils and if so, what do you test for?” Here’s my response: I do not test my own oils. I am not qualified nor do I have a money tree in the backyard to finance such endeavors. However, all of my […]

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Essential Oils Will Not Mix With Water!

Based on their chemistry, pure essential oils obtained via distillation will NOT mix with water. Not only will they NOT mix with water, their specific gravity in most cases is lighter so they will float on top. Anyone who disputes this fact had better do some research on how essential oils are extracted from plants. […]

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Natural and Synthetic Fragrances part one – what is the true cost of each?

A rose maybe a rose by any other name but a rose fragrance can actually have very little to do with the flower which inspired the scent. Since true rose essential oil is both rare and expensive, many manufacturers and suppliers will sell nature-identical oils or synthetic fragrances in place of essential oils. Chemicals like […]

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Carrier Oils – A General Reference

Carrier oils are also known as “fixed or vegetable oils.” A fixed oil is a compound of glycerol and a fatty acid. They are called fixed oils to distinguish from an essential oil, which evaporates when in contact with the air or when it is heated. We only sell carrier oils from vegetable source. They […]

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