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 spirits.
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, chilly 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.
Life without natural flavor is no more natural. Flavor is of two types: natural and artificial. Human beings are animals with five senses.
They are sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Human beings are believed to see with the mind in some way. This ability is known as sixth sense. Flavor is generally perceived by both nose and tongue in the form of smell and taste.
Food can be naturally or artificially flavored. Food’s flavor is initially determined by the smell, as smell comes before taste.
Flavor perceived through nose is abstract, and limitless, while the flavor perceived through tongue can be described as sweet, salty, sour, spicy, hot and so on.
Smell flavor can be altered without altering the taste or the flavor of taste.
Right from our childhood, we are taught that natural substances and foods are highly good for health. This belief is induced to us both at school and home. This belief makes us check for either the natural flavors labels or no artificial flavors ones on all the readily available food substances that we purchase from outside.
The natural flavoring does not have or have very less nutritional value in the food substances we eat, and need not be healthier than the artificial ones. Not many of us know what natural flavor is.
Essential oils, oleoresin, protein hydrolysate, distillate are natural flavors.
Even any product of heating, roasting, or enzymolysis containing flavor agents that are taken from spices, fruits or fruit juices, dairy products, leaf or similar plant material like pulp of the stem, bud, root, or fermentation products that can add flavor to your food than nutrition falls under the category of natural flavors.
We should understand that sometimes, even the natural foods are poisonous in nature. For example, when you extract benzaldehyde from apricot pits and peach, it contains the deadly poison, hydrogen cyanide.
However, when the same benzaldehyde is prepared from clove and amyl acetate mixing, there is no cyanide trace in it. There is no big difference between artificial or natural flavor. Few manufacturing units manufacture both flavors together.