Do herbicides and pesticides survive the distillation process?
A- Yes, they do.
This is really an area that is really misunderstood. You don't necessarily "destroy" some of these chemicals by heating them. Yes, heating does cause a condition where the chemicals are no longer there. What actually happens is this, the heat causes steam, anything less than that 300 (more or less) molecular weight will be carried off by the steam and dispersed into the air. Think; your little vaporizer that you put Vicks or something like that. That is an open system In the distillation process, you have a closed system. It doesn't "disperse" out into the air. It is held captive and cooled then the liquid is collected. This liquid contains all that comes over, in either the EO or in the distillate water. It can be in either the water or the oil. It is easier, in my opinion, to detect them in the oil than in the water. This is why we walk very carefully when it comes to the distillate waters. Most...
I would like to remind you of
Mar 7 2017
MISSING PART ONE! OLD SITE CONTENT WAS THE SAME!
After I posted the last discussion on this topic, I felt like I really didn't put the finishing touches on it. So here goes;
When people first come on board with the Essential Oils, they are excited and want to share. However, the challenge they have is that most of the people they want to share with are already using oils and for the most part those friends that they want to share with are from one of the two big EO companies. Please keep in mind that I am not bashing those 2 big EO companies, just some of their practices and the actions of a few people associated with them. Very seldom do you see behaviors from people associated from other companies like you see in this this grouping. Anyway, people ask this question; What can I say or what can I do to show them that our oils are better? I always answer the question this way, You can't! Some of the reasons are related to what I have mentioned in...