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Terminology

Terminology

  • LNC: Stands for Low Natural Scent. This is the scent produced by the natural ingredients other than the essential oils. A low natural scent makes it easier to blend a scent from essential oils into the product.
  • GROWING PRACTICE: Defines whether the essential oil was grown organically, wild, or regular.
    • Organic: We use the strictest definition of organic, which is Certified Organic by a recognized Certifying Agency.
    • Wild: Usually organic but has not been certified, normally because there is no certifying agency in the area. Not commercially cultivated.
    • Regular: Conventionally farmed. No pesticides.
  • EXTRACTION METHOD: The method by which the essential oil has been extracted from the plant material.
    • AE: Alcohol Extracted with Certified Organic food grade alcohol which is removed after extraction.
    • CO2: Carbon Dioxide extraction. Either "select" or "total". A natural environmentally sound form of extraction that yields the highest therapeutic quality.
    • Select: Just the essential oil constituents are extracted.
    • Total: Essential oil constituents are extracted and/or most volatile constituents as well as other beneficial waxes and resins.
    • CP: Cold Pressed
    • SD: Steam Distilled
    • SE: Solvent Extracted
    • VD: Vacuum Distilled in an all glass vessel at high vacuum.
  • PART OF THE PLANT: The part of the plant from which the essential oil is extracted during the extraction process. The following is a list of the possible plant parts that are used exclusively or in combination during the extraction process: bark, bean, bran, branch, bud, flower, fruit, herb, leaf, needle, nut, peel, resin, root, seed, twig, wax, wood, whole plant.
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