Herbal Oils

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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-08-03 (EDT)

Essential Oils are made by steam distilling, by pressing, or sometimes with solvents. Only those herbs that have volatile oils are suited for essential oils.

Common Essential Oils


  • The aroma associated with essential oils has tremendous healing benefits.
  • Essential Oils can be incorporated into herbal lotions, creams or salves.
  • Benefical in a vaporizer or herbal steam


  • Because essential oils are so concentrated they have to be used with caution and are seldom meant to be used directly on the skin or to taken internally.
  • It takes significant quantities of an herb to produce a small vial of essential oils. One drop of an essential oil typically equals an entire cup of tea.

Check out further information on botanical medicine and therapeutic forms of herbs.