Tuesday, January 5, 2016
How concentrated are Essential Oils?
How concentrated are the Essential Oils by Young Living? Short answer: Very potent!
It takes about 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle of lemon oil. It takes about 27 square feet of lavender plans to make a 15 ml bottle of lavender oil. And, it takes a pound of raw peppermint material to make one 15 ml bottle of peppermint oil.
Let's break these numbers down a bit further, shall we?
A 15ml bottle of lemon oil takes 75 lemons.
With about 300 drops in a 15ml bottle, 1 drop of lemon oil is equal to about 1/4 a lemon.
A 15ml bottle of lavender requires 27 square feet of lavender plants.
There are 300 drops in a 15ml bottle, so 1 drop of lavender oil is equal to .09 square feet of plant material.
A 15ml bottle of peppermint oil takes about 1 pound or 453 grams of peppermint plant material.
With 300 drops in a 15ml bottle, 1 drop of peppermint oil is equal to 0.05 ounces or 1.5 grams of peppermint plant.
That means 1 drop of peppermint oil is equal to about 28 cups of peppermint tea.
Now, that is some potent stuff! Are you interested in learning more?