Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The chemistry of essential oils: Overview
We find a ton of interesting molecules in essential oils, with the most common being terpenes and terpenoids; sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenoids; phenylpropane derivatives; phenols; ketones; esters; aldehydes; alcohols; and oxides (to name a few!). Anyone who thinks that essential oils are "chemical free" are completely wrong, eh?
I'll be covering these in order...for the most part...starting with terpenes in a few minutes. I did write a post on this in the past, so I've updated it and will be posting it in about 5 minutes!
If you have any questions related to the chemistry of essential oils, I ask that you put them in this thread so I can find them easily!
All right - we're off! See you in a few moments!