[Frankincense is an example of a commonly alulterated oil. A great deal of time--12 hours or more-- is required to properly steam-distill this essential oil from the resin, making the oil very expensive. Frankincense oil that sells for $25 per ounce or less is cheaply distilled with gum resins, alcohol, or other solvents, leaving the essential oil laden with harmful chemicals. Sadly, when these cut, synthetic,and adultrated oils cause rashes, burns, or other irritations, people wonder why they do not get the benefit they expected and conclude that essential oils do not have much value.]
all true. i noticed you put the time units it take to steam distill the frankincence. I feel the internet, and aromatherapy world is seriously deprived of the raw information on how to properly distill. I would like to see this information presented and more readily available.
Please put me on a list for any thing that pertains to distilling oils, I would like to distill my own, and when I do, I will use solar power.