Essential Oils Blog
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We are so accustomed to the convenience of getting the products we love that we easily forget all that goes into producing them.
That thought occurred to me this week as my son, Paul, has been filling us in about his experience with Young Living's Winter Harvest.
Last week Paul had the chance to be involved in the harvesting of Balsam Fir and Blue Spruce trees for the production of essential oils. This took place in the cold forests of Northern Idaho.
You might wonder, why not harvest the trees when the weather is warmer and more comfortable?
Well, there's a reason for that!
As part of their defense mechanism to keep themselves alive in cold weather, trees will pull up essential oils from the roots. So, harvesting the trees in winter allows for the maximum amount of oil to be extracted as possible because the oil is in the trees and not in the roots..
Harvesting and Distillation
The actual process for harvesting and distillation is straightforward.
First, the trees are cut down with a chain saw or tree shears.
Next, the trees are laid in piles and dragged by draft horses to the chipper.
Then, heavy equipment lifts the trees into the chipper where they are ground to pieces.
The tree parts from the chipper are shot into a truck that drives them to the distillery.
At the distillery, chips are loaded into the steamer for distillation.
From here, steam condenses and essential oils are collected as they are pulled by gravity through pipes to the lower level of the distillery.
After this, the oil is analyzed in a lab, and from there is put in large drums to be transported to the bottling plant where it is prepared for shipping to customers.
As you can see, the process of harvesting and distilling involves a lot of labor. And that labor produces only a small amount of oil at a time.
So, next time you grab a bottle of your favorite essential oil, remember, though it was convenient for you to acquire it, it wasn't convenient to produce.
I know as I've pondered this, it's made me value my oils all the more.
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