What Is an Essential Oil, a Concrete, a Resinoid, and an Absolute?

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What are essential oils, resinoids, concretes, and absolutes? Which ones are right for your personal use or for use in creating products?

You’ve heard that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but is the same true of the essences extracted from these beautiful blooms? When it comes to the creation of flavors and fragrances, extracting the right naturally occurring volatile compounds is essential to creating the perfect flavor or aroma. However, the extraction… Read more »