Tag: Solvent Extraction


How Essential Oils Are Made

Essential oils are actually extracts from certain plants, trees, and fruits using a technique called distillation. Since plants contain such a small amount of extract, several pounds of plants are needed to provide a small bottle to consumers. The essential oils are then refined and distilled and packaged in containers that help maintain the scent … Read More


Essential Oil Extraction Processes: Solvent Extraction

Some plant material cannot tolerate the heated forms of extraction such as steam distillation. High heat damages these plants and once damaged, their essential oils too are damaged and are no longer able to be extracted. For these plants, as well as others, solvents such as ether, ethanol, methanol, hexane, alcohol and petroleum are used … Read More