Essential oil is made from the different parts of a plant. A true essential oil in a bottle is the life force of a plant in a bottle as it contains the aromatic volatile constituents found in plant parts.
Making of a steam distilled essential oil is a traditional and the best technique till date that produces the best quality and highly therapeutic oil. These essential oils were the strongest medicine (antibiotic) available in earlier times to prevent and treat various disorders in the human body including the skin.
At SNAANA we make steam distilled essential oil in our own facility through the traditional deg-bhapka method also known as steam distillation. Hence, essential oils produced are edible, highly therapeutic and one of a unique kind in the market.
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Here is how we make essential oils at SNAANA
Right quality raw material
Different plant parts often known as herbs are sourced directly from the farmers from different regions as per the requirement to make essential oils.
Cleaning & drying the raw material
The herbs are cleaned (washed) and are made ready to go into the distillation tank. Some herbs are left for semi- drying or complete drying as per the herb for a quality produce.
Right technique and experience
Right ratio of plant material and water in the distillation tank to avoid loss of nutrients & burn free oil. Right temperature/heat and length of the distillation is an important factor in making a good quality effective essential oil. Different herbs need different temperatures.
Essential oils produced from plants should be stored in glass bottles preferably amber colour to prolong their shelf life.
Here is how we are different from other
Edibility – Often synthetic oils are sold in the name of essential oils. The market is flourishing with synthetic oil that smells similar to essential oil. These oils are chemically synthesized to give a feel of natural oil. Hence such essential oils are meant for external use only, not suitable for consumption. At SNAANA, we strongly believe that if the herb is edible, the oil produced from it should be edible too.
Steam distillation technique – The steam distillation technique gives a very low yield making it very expensive. Hence techniques like CO2 and solvent-based have made their way to the market to produce cheap & cost-effective oil. This technique although produces a high yield but is not as best as is traditionally used in steam distillation.
Purity – Since the making of the essential oil is in-house, this helps us keep a check on the quality and purity of the product.