It takes a HUGE amount of plant material to produce essential oils. For example, it takes all of the petals from 30-50 roses to produce a single drop of Rose Otto Essential Oil. [Source: Andrea Butje, The Heart of Aromatherapy (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2017), 6.]
We cannot assume that the essential oils that we have easy and reasonably affordable access to today will be available to us indefinitely if we do not each play our part in responsible usage, conservation and sustainability efforts.
It is so important for us all to do our best to use essential oils sensibly and spend time learning about which essential oil bearing plants are endangered or are at-risk.
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