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Title: Chapter 01-- Aromatics: Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products -- Self-Help Suggestions for Rural Entrepreneurs

Source: AIB-666: Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products

Author(s): Thomas, M.G.; Schumann, D.R.

Publication Year: 1996  View PDF »

Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: Essential oils are the concentrated aromatic oils of plant leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, roots, and the rinds of some fruits. They vary in strength but are always very potent, and often smell best when diluted (as in other oils, colognes, and shampoos). Those essential oils obtained from trees are generally produced by a lengthy steam distillation process applied to either the chopped wood or the leaves and branch ends of the tree . There are other methods of producing oils from citrus fruits, flowers, and herbs as well.

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Date posted: 06/26/2009

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