After strenuous physical work, it would be like heaven
if someone gives us a good body and hair massage with oil.
Good oil massage would help us regain our strength, and high
It also rejuvenates new life in our body cells, and helps
them repair or replace the worn or old cells,
due to which
the skin becomes fresh and tight.
This is possible by natural spice oils and essential oils.
For the comfort and relaxation of the body, these oils are
used. Sometimes, different natural spice oils and essential
oils are mixed for more effectiveness in the massage.
These oils are extracted from the plants. Flowers, twigs, leaves,
bark, stem, root and so on are the main sources for natural spice
oils and essential oils.
Few important natural spice oils & essential oils are ajowan
oil, aniseed oil, basil oil, black pepper oil, cardamom oil,
seed oil, cinnamon oil, cumin seed oil, curry leaf oil, jasmine
oil, clove bud oil, ginger grass oil, eucalyptus oil, cucumber oil,
and so on.
Distillation is the main process in the extraction
of these natural spic oils & essential oils from different
parts of the plants.
Steam distillation, hydro distillation, and cold pressed
distillation are the main processes followed to extract these
oils from seed, herb, leaf, flower or herb, leaf or cone,
bark, clove, resin, gum resin, bud, grass, root, and sometimes,
even the whole plant.
Ajowin oil is extracted from the seed by steam distillation.
The leaf of aloe vera is processed by cold pressed distillation
to form the Aloevera Gel. The fruit of pepper is steam distilled
to form pepper oil.
The flower & the herb are steam distilled to extract blue cammomile
oil. Turpentine oil, a natural essential oil is used for massages
and also as a thinner in the paints.
Ginger oil is formed by steam
distillation of the ginger root. There are many such oils extracted
in similar methods.