Why Do Oils Companies Sell Oils More Cheaply?
To save money. If you spray your crop with pesticide, you have more crop to distill. If you use a chemical solvent to extract the oil, you will pull more oil out. If you dilute it with a cheaper oil or a carrier oil, you stretch the oil you have distilled. Most essential oils are sold more cheaply because companies cut corners.
How Oils are Made?
It takes a great deal of work to produce a tiny amount of essential oil!
60 thousand rose blossoms make only 1 ounce of rose oil
Lavender is abundant – 220 pounds will provide 7 pounds of oil
Jasmine flowers must be picked by hand before the sun becomes hot on the very first day they open, making it one of the most expensive oils in the world! It takes 8 million hand-picked blossoms to produce 2.2 pounds of oil
Sandalwood tree must be 30 years old and 30 feet high and before it can be cut down for distillation