Essential Oil Concentrations Essential oils are highly concentrated. The amount of essential oil extracted from an aromatic plant can range dramatically depending on variables such as: weather conditions, soil, altitude, time of harvest, temperature, pressure and length of distillation. The percentage of yield from various plants range from 2% for Rosemary to .05% Lavender to .006% of Rose. That translates to approximately: Eucalyptus – 25 lbs plant matter to make 1 lb essential oil Rosemary – 50 lbs plant matter to make 1 lb oil Lavender -200 lbs. plant matter to make 1 lb oil Rose – over 16,000 lbs of petals to make 1 lb oil
Storing Essential Oils
– Keep your essential oils in a cool, dry, dark place away from light and heat – closets or drawers are great. Do not store them in the bathroom or near a heat source. – Keep the lid tight. Essential oils will evaporate and/or oxidize when exposed to air. – Essential oils are flammable. Do not use them near an open flame.
Cost of Essential Oils The cost of essential oils can vary greatly depending upon: – how much essence a particular plant produces – how easily the essence is to extract – how plentiful the plant is – weather conditions – civil unrest