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10 Fun Facts About Essential Oils

Every once in a while I run across a fact about essential oil that I find very interesting. I write it down with the hope of sharing it with you. Sometimes they just don’t easily fit into a Blog but I keep saving them. Today I was thinking it would fun to just share these facts with you and see if you enjoy them as much as I do.

So, here it goes!  Did you know…

  1. Essential oils are not necessarily oils. They are actually concentrated nutrients from plants.
  2. A single drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea.
  3. Each essential oil contains several to several hundred different kinds of molecules, each of which offers benefits in promoting good health, healing and regeneration.
  4. There are different strains of plants, as well as different ways of extraction, which can result in a different level of purity, color and the way the oil will work best.
  5. Testing the purity of your oil is best done by placing a drop on construction paper. If there is nothing left behind after 15 minutes, it is pure. If there is an oil ring, it is not pure.
  6. The sense of smell is the first of all our senses to develop.
  7. Less than 1 percent of the entire plant species population produces essential oil.
  8. There are five drops of lemon essential oil in one lemon.
  9. It wasn’t until the 20thcentury that the term “aromatherapy” was used.
  10. Essential oils cannot be patented.

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