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originally posted by: rickymouse
There is a pretty good conversation going on here. I have been studying the oils a bit now, but I still do not understand if there will be possible side effects that will disrupt the natural microbes we live with. Oregano oil kills almost everything, how can that be good for your gut flora.
originally posted by: angelchemuel
a reply to: Realtruth
Most oils are extracted by steam distillation. The solvent method like you said is not the best as the same with CO2 extraction because you could end up with a chemical residue.
Also in the States, Essential Oils come under the control of the FDA so many oils now are labelled as a food supplement...which is sooooo wrong.
Have to be careful what you add your EO's too as well...some people have nut allergies so a sunflower base/carrier is a safe alternative to a nut oil.......but we digress