Aromatic volatile material obtained from botanicals through the process of distillation or cold-pressing/expression.
Steam distillation: Usually indirect steam which is produced in a boiler. The steam goes through the plant material which can be resting on a grid or trays. The steam condenses and separates when cool into the water and the essential oil that floats on the top.
Expression: Is reserved for citrus fruits such as lime, bergamot and orange. These are called cold pressed essential oils.
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