Posted by Dorine King on November 30th, 2016 in

    Where do Essential Oils come from?

    Essential oils come from all parts of the plant

    • The fruit rind gives us the citrus essential oils such as Bergamot or Sweet Orange
    • The flowering tops produce such essential oil as Chamomile or Lavender
    • Leaves give us essential oils like Eucalyptus or Geranium
    • Grasses give us oils like Lemongrass
    • Resin produces some favorite essential oils like Myrrh or Opoponax
    • Wood gives us Sandalwood
    • Needles, twigs and cones give us the Pines, Spruces, and Fir essential oils
    • The rhizome is where Spikenard comes from
    • Berries give us such oils as Juniper
    • Seeds give us oils like Fennel
    • Bulbs are where we get Garlic essential oil
    • The nut gives us essential oil of Nutmeg
    • Even the root of the grass gives us one of my favorite essential oils, Vetiver!