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November 30, 2018

MINT ESSENTIAL OIL: CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION

  Peppermint is a plant known and used since ancient times, both in the culinary as well as in the herbal field. Its intense fragrance, its bright green and the simplicity with which it spreads, make it one of the …

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November 30, 2017

HOW TO DISTILL MINT

The mint species is known and cited by numerous ancient authors for its beneficial therapeutic properties; it is so old that it finds its origins in mythology. It was used anciently in Egyptian civilization, as well as in Greeks and …

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July 31, 2017

AROMATIC WATER OR FLORAL WATERS: WHAT ARE THEY?

The vapor current distillation is a technique that allows the extraction of essential oils from the plant tissue, through their transport by vapor steam. At the end of this process we always obtain two important products: essential oil and aromatic …

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July 25, 2017

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL: CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION

  A rustic and undemanding plant, Rosemary is certainly one of the most important and well known medicinal herb of our Mediterranean area. Widespread today in all countries with a temperate climate, where it is found both cultivated and natural, …

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February 3, 2017

HOW TO DISTILL TANGERINE PEEL

  The main method for extracting Tangerine essential oil, as it is for other members of the genus Citrus, is certainly cold pressing. This is because the essence contained in the peel is sufficiently high, that it is enough to …

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December 4, 2014

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ESSENTIAL OILS

  Essential oils, the set of aromatic substances responsible for the scent of plants, are known and have been used since ancient times.  Over the centuries there is an alternation of glory and oblivion, the latter essentially following the progress …

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September 11, 2014

ESSENTIAL OILS: AROMATHERAPY IN THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

There are many interesting data provided by recent research on essential oils, mainly performed by Japanese institutes, which are experimenting with the use of Aromatherapy to improve working environments, and especially to increase productivity.   Being molecules with low molecular …