The most common method is steam distillation; other methods includes CO2, extraction, expression, enfleurage, maceration, and solvent extraction.
Each oil has its own medicinal and other properties.
For some jobs around the home, we can replace the usual shop-bought products with essential oils, and we can make our own entire body, hair, and face products, perfumes, and air fresheners.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Avoid during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Also, avoid undiluted in baths or showers.
Orange Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon - Citrus limon - essential oil is produced by steam distillation or cold expression. The essential oil contains vitamins and minerals, and the juice is a source of citric acid. Lemon essential oil is effective in removing stains and polishing metal and is used as a solvent. It treats digestive problems, loss of appetite, detoxifying, cellulite, influenza, sore throats, herpes, anxious depression, nervous tension, inability to concentrate or focus.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus - essential oil is produced by steam distillation. The medicinal properties of eucalyptus were quickly recognized. It treats analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, expectorant febrifuge.
Mandarin Essential Oil
Mandarin - Citrus reticulata - essential oil is produced by cold expression. Mandarin originated in China and Vietnam and spread through Asia, only coming to Europe in the nineteenth century, particularly to the southern tip of Italy. The fruit is pressed to extract the essential oil before being fully ripe. This is a very gentle oil, good for blending and excellent for the more delicate among us. It treats digestive conditions, nervous spasm, stomachache, insomnia, irritability, stress.