Part 3: The Plant Perspective
Approximately 3 pounds of lavender flowers are required to produce just 15mL of lavender essential oil.
It requires more than 10,000 pounds of rose petals to distill just one pound of rose oil! In terms of bottles, that is approximately 105 pounds of rose petals per 5mL bottle.
It requires 6,000 pounds of melissa plant to distill just a single pound of melissa essential oil. That equals around 63 pounds of melissa per 5mL bottle.
Nearly 3,000 lemons are needed to distill just over 2 pounds of lemon essential oil. This equals about 50 lemons per 15mL bottle.