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Essential Oil Substantiation

March 2011

Growing Lavender: What Are the Costs?

Now let’s look at the numbers today. Land starts at $5,000 per acre. A 2705…

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Growing Lavender: What Does It Take?

Let’s examine the facts. I travel an average of six weeks a year just to…

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French Lavender: In Great Distress

What would I do if I couldn’t get pure essential oils? How do I know…

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Part 20: Finding Pure Essential Oils

To know how to farm, grow, harvest, and distill essential oil certainly gives an assurance…

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February 2011

Part 19: Finding Pure Essential Oils

9. Will the soil composition and location affect the plant that is grown there, thereby…

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Part 18: Finding Pure Essential Oils

Following GC analysis, we run the essential oil through a mass spectrometry instrument (MS) to…

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Part 17: Finding Pure Essential Oils

Other factors can also vary the results of an analysis. If the essential oil sample…

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Part 16: Finding Pure Essential Oils

8. Are all gas chromatograph instruments the same, and will the analysis be the same…

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January 2011

Part 15: Finding Pure Essential Oils

7. Can different distillation practices change the oil quality? Yes! Commercial distilleries push process pressure…

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