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I have a natural recipe book, and in the recipe for a sleep pillow it calls for Aromatherapy Quality lavender Oil. Is there a difference between the two? And is so what is it?
 

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where i buy my EO they sell it right next to the aromatherapy stuff. i would assume that there is no difference and would turn out the same. good luck!
 

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I think it means essential oils that are extracted properly. No solvent extraction. You might be able to find some more info on <a href="http://www.mountainroseherbs.com" target="_blank">www.mountainroseherbs.com</a>
 

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In looking at aromatherapy oils I noted that one things they talk about is steam distilling. I guess it would be more pure that way.<br><br>
This site has good prices on EOs<br><br><a href="http://www.brambleberry.com" target="_blank">www.brambleberry.com</a><br><br>
It is mainly a site for people who make soap, and yummy bath products but they still have many steam distilled oils. I mentioned this one because they list how each EO they carry is made and their prices are good. I have ordered from them before and was always very happy with my order and the speed in which it was delivered.<br><br>
They sell in ounces though rather than ml which is what you find at most stores.
 

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>>>I have a natural recipe book, and in the recipe for a sleep pillow it calls for Aromatherapy Quality lavender Oil. Is there a difference between the two? And is so what is it?>>><br><br>
Hi Splendid<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I haven't heard the term aromatherapy quality oil per se, but there is a big difference between just aromatherapy or fragrance oils and essential oils. Alot of so called essential oils are cut with fillers and some with harsh diluted chemicals. It is really hard to know what you are getting unless you buy 100% pure organic oils that have not been cut. One of the best indicators is price. If they are cheap in price they are most likely cheap oils. Over the last 11 years of learning about oils I found that the pure oils really are much different and work therapuetically as opposed to the other oils that just "smell" good. Most otc oils I would not use, not to say there might be some good ones out there I have not tried. I use Young Living oils and some Oshadhi oils. Both are excellent quality. Good pure essential oils might be more money, but they also are worth it for the way they work within our bodies.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> HTH!<br><br><br>
Registered Aromatherapist in training<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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