—Plants Produce and Store Essential Oils Within
Essential Oils within the Plant Parts
Essential oils found in trees, bushes, seeds, roots and leaves are produced by cells WITHIN the center of the plant. Most of these central cells resemble beach balls or drinking straws.
Essential oil in SEEDS: carrot, anise, fennel, dill, caraway
Essential oil in BARK: cinnamon bark, cassia bark
Essential oil in ROOTS: valerian root, ginger root, vetiver root
Essential oil in LEAVES & NEEDLES: cinnamon leaf, pine needles, fir needles, spruce needles
Essential oil in TREES: pine, fir, spruce, juniper, cedarwood, sandalwood, hinoki
Essential oil in OLEOGUM-RESIN: frankincense, myrrh, copaiba, elemi, pine, spruce
Essential oil in FLOWER PETALS: rose, ylang ylang, clove bud, neroli
Essential oil in CITRUS PEELS: orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin, lime
Aromatic plants produce and store essential oil molecules on the surface and central regions of leaves, stems, roots, seeds, flowers, and wood. You’ve experienced plant essential oils many times and may not have known it.
EXPERIMENT. Go to your spice rack or drawer. Take out each spice and take a whiff. Now do the same for essential oils. You will find the aroma is STRONGER for the essential oils because their aroma is concentrated. ……..Cole Woolley, PhD. #colewoolleyphd