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Essential Oils: History, Basic Principles, Safety Concerns, Methods of Use, Suggestions and practical uses. Video 1 of a 3-part series.
How to strain herbal tinctures. Both alcohol and glycerine tinctures are covered in this video from Butterfly Expressions.
How to make a gycerine tincture. Video by Butterfly Expressions. The recipe is from the book “Butterfly Miracles with Herbal Remedies” by LaRee Westover.
How to make an alcohol tincture. Video by Butterfly Expressions. The recipe is from the book “Butterfly Miracles with Herbal Remedies” by LaRee Westover.
How to make Miracle Salve using Dry Herb Packs sold by Butterfly Express, using Comfrey Root, Lobelia, Plantain, Mullein Leaf, Mullein Flower, Oregon Grape.
What are Essential Oils?
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile (easily evaporated at normal temperatures) chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An essential oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, sfumatura, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, wax embedding, and cold pressing. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.
Essential oils are often used for aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds. Aromatherapy may be useful to induce relaxation, but there is not sufficient evidence that essential oils can effectively treat any condition. Improper use of essential oils may cause harm including allergic reactions and skin irritation, and children may be particularly susceptible to the toxic effects of improper use.
About Butterfly Essential Oils
We have found what we believe to be the best suppliers of high-quality essential oils, Butterfly Express.
Supplied by the Westover family from Idaho, USA, these oils and other aromatherapy-related products were developed to provide others with affordable and natural alternative resources for their families.
From humble roots to its current automated assembly line, Butterfly Express continues to remain true to its founding principles of providing high quality pure essential oils at an affordable price. Satisfied customers remain the best advertising for the company. Prompt and accurate service, a continually expanding product base as well as knowledgeable staff continue to set Butterfly Express apart from other essential oil companies.
This website, Butterfly Essential Oils, is not owned or operated by Butterfly Express or Butterfly Expressions. Gecko Gully (the business that set up this website) is a verified promotional partner and may receive compensation on any purchases via this website.
We aim to provide a valuable resource for learning about essential oils, as well as a convenient place to buy the oils referred to, from Butterfly Express.