How To Make Essential Oils

If you’re not a big time do-it-yourselfer then learning how to make essential oils is not for you.

If you are a big time do-it-yourselfer then learning how to make essential oils is... still probably not for you. Unless you’ve got millions of dollars you have nothing better to do with and time enough to travel around the world constantly.

Here’s a brief overview of a few simple steps you’ll take to make your own certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oil (which is the only kind worth bothering with if you don’t want to just start spraying air freshener on yourself and your kids and calling it essential oil)

You can either...

1. Plant

Everything starts with plants growing in the best places for optimal conditions for each type of oil you want to make. If you can’t find the plants you need already growing wild then you can plant them in the best parts of the world and let them...

2. Grow

The plants you need grow in places that are surprisingly almost as close as your own backyard... not really. For example, Petitgrain grows in Paraguay. Whereas, Wintergreen grows best conveniently located in the remotest regions of the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. A few thousand miles southeast of the Himalayas you’ll find Ylang ylang just off the coast of Africa on the island of Madagascar. Similarly, you’ll find Vetiver in Haiti and Cardamom in Guatemala.

3. Harvest

Harvesting starts around 5:30 AM...

...and continues through to about noon. You’ll hike through thick foliage on steep inclines in mountain terrain or tropical, muggy, insect-filled jungles...

...stomp as much material into a giant vat as you can...

...and then...

4. Distill

...for 14 hours or so.

This step requires the most care. Too much heat or too little heat for too much time or not quite enough can ruin everything. You run the risk of destroying every nutrient and/or the chemical structure. And it’s different for every oil source.

There are two ways to get oils: Steam Distillation and Expression or Cold-Pressing.

Steam Distillation involves a lot of heat and steam and cooling and condensing and measuring time, temperature and pressure to get things just right.

Expression involves a lot of rasping and pressure and spraying and filtering etc.

The most rigorous part though is...

5. Testing

A few tests are needed to verify there are no

  • fillers
  • synthetic ingredients
  • heavy metals, pesticides
  • harmful contaminants
  • or micro-organisms your creation.

It’s gonna take a LOT of lab equipment to perform:

  • Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Organoleptic Assessment
  • Optical Rotation to test for chirality with a polarimeter
  • Refractive Index Measurements
  • Contamination Testing
  • Specific Gravity Testing
  • and finally Stability Testing

So, you can do all that...

...OR... can just let us take care of all that and get your oils shipped straight to your door.

Call, email, or message me.

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