ESSENTIAL OILS -SPICE OILS-CARRIER OILS
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Given Below is a detailed list of essential oils and spice oils. Please click on the link to have a detailed information on each product.
On steam Distillation the spices yield their volatile consttuents. The essential oils thus obtained are endowed with the major part of the spice flavour and fragrance properties.
The spice oils although charecterised on the basis of their physico chemical properties, including GLC and spectrophotometric charecteristics, are ultimately judged by sensory and oleofactory evaluation.
The Oleoresins, containing all the volatile as well as nonvolatile constituents of the spices, most closely resemble the total flavour of the fresh spice in a highly concentarted form.The oleoresins are manufactured by the extraction of the dry spices with an organic solvent or solvent mixture.
Spice oils and oleoresins can be used to advantage wherever spices are used, except in those applications where the appearance or the filleraspect of the spice is of importance.
The major spice and spice oil products that we work with include:
Vanilla extract and vanilla oleoresin:
Cinnamom Bark oil and leaf oil:
Dill seed oil:
Spice Oleo Resins:
Different carrier oils offer different properties and the choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought.
Carrier oils are cold-pressed vegetable oils derived from the fatty portions of the plant. Unlike essential oils that evaporate and have a concentrated aroma, carrier oils do not evaporate or impart their aroma as strongly as essential oils.
Examples of carrier oils are sweet almond, apricot kernel, grapeseed, avocado, peanut, olive, pecan, macadamia nut, sesame, evening primrose, walnut and wheat germ. Most oils bought in the grocery store are not cold-pressed. Instead, the oils are heated and therefore have less therapeutic benefit. Mineral oil is not used in aromatherapy because mineral oil is not a natural product. It is also said that mineral oil can prevent essential oil absorption into the skin.
Rosemary Oil: Extracted from Rosemary leaves by steam distilliation and purified.
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