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essential oil

n.
A volatile oil, usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which it is obtained, used to make perfumes and flavorings.

essential oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) any of various volatile organic oils present in plants, usually containing terpenes and esters and having the odour or flavour of the plant from which they are extracted: used in flavouring and perfumery. Compare fixed oil See also oleoresin

essen′tial oil′


n.
any of a class of volatile oils obtained from plants, possessing the odor and other characteristic properties of the plant: used in perfumes, flavors, and pharmaceuticals.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.essential oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
ilang-ilang - oil distilled from flowers of the ilang-ilang tree; used in perfumery
bitter almond oil - pale yellow essential oil obtained from bitter almonds by distillation from almond cake or meal
atar, athar, attar, ottar - essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
clove oil, oil of cloves - essential oil obtained from cloves and used to flavor medicines
costus oil - a yellow volatile essential oil obtained from costusroot; used in perfumes
eucalyptus oil - an essential oil obtained from the leaves of eucalypts
oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine, turps, turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
absinthe oil, wormwood oil - a dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaves; flavors absinthe liqueurs
linalool - a colorless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out
While all five essential oil samples demonstrated DPPH radical scavenging capacities, only the essential oils of clove bud and the two thymes had strong radical scavenging activities.
Limited availability of key raw material and lack of awareness regarding benefits of essential oil particularly in under developed regions is expected to remain a key challenge for market participants.
Thirdly, it is relatively easy to source essential oil materials in China as it is one of the leading global suppliers of essential oils, surpassing France to be the third largest exporter in 2013.
Aloe vera essential oil Aloe vera has been used in herbal medicine for more than 2000 years and is mainly known for its healing properties as it kills certain bacteria and reduces inflammation.
The chemical composition of the flowers and leaves essential oil was analyzed using GC and GC-MS.
Cropwatch, a non-profit that keeps tabs on the natural aromatics industry, maintains a list of wild species threatened by the fast-growing essential oil trade.
A new partnership has been announced between Omega Ingredients, the award-winning creator of specialist natural flavours, ingredients and aromas, and The Lebermuth Company, specialists in essential oils, and producers of flavour raw materials.
INGREDIENTS: 30ml macadamia oil, 40ml castor oil, 25ml jojoba oil, 5ml vitamin E oil, 10 drops essential oil (optional).
Two of the most intriguing lectures at the NWNPC were on essential oils and mushrooms.
Its most endearing quality in my clinic, barn and home, is its use as an antidote for an adverse reaction to an essential oil.
Namibia's only community run essential oil manufacturing centre, the OPF is located on the outskirts of Opuwo.

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