There are many benefits to be derived from cognac, one of which is the fact that it is an extremely versatile oil. This means that it can be used on a variety of different things, with each offering its own unique scent. It also has a number of health benefits, as well.
The main ingredient in cognac oil, ethylene diamine, is commonly referred to as "ethanol". It is normally used most often in perfumes and flavorings to add a subtle sweet fruity smell. However, it can also be used in soap, hair styling agents, lotions, creams, shaving gels and other cosmetics. It is extracted from fermented grapes by steam distillation. It is then distilled to make brandy, where it is separated from the other residues left behind during the manufacturing of the alcohol.
The most popular use of the fruit from which it is made is in making white cognac oil. White cognac is the lighter of two main varieties of this type of oil, and accounts for around 75% of the product. It is used to scent the skin, especially the area between the toes and heels, the inner side of the neck, the soles of the feet, and the palms of the hands and fingers. Because it is so light, it tends to evaporate quickly, thus leaving behind a light aroma. Many people like to smell this light aroma when they come into contact with it, since it reminds them of their childhood or something fun they may have done.
Varieties of cognac
The other main variety, which is known as black cognac, is considerably stronger than the white variety, and accounts for around another half of the entire product. It has an earthy aroma, which is hard to describe, and sometimes takes a professional to be able to describe its aroma correctly. In spite of this, it is still one of the more popular aromas used in aromatherapy today. Black lees are usually less expensive than their white counterparts, and thus are often used to add additional layers of flavor to certain scents.
Green cognac is made by soaking black lees in a mixture of water and vinegar for four days. They are then left to oxidize, and are distilled again using a procedure which involves adding more alcohol. When made into an essential oil, it is a light, greenish-brown oil that has a distinct vanilla like flavor. This scent is very strong and almost always leaves a long lasting aftertaste, and can be extremely aromatic. The reason for this is because the aroma of this oil comes directly from the oak bark, and the process of oxidation simply accelerates the process.
Pink. Another of the more popular scents in cognac, this oil tends to be on the more fruity side, with an overall fruity smell. This oil tends to smell more like a berry or raspberry, with hints of raspberry or strawberry. The aroma of this essential oil can be quite strong when young, but as it dries down it tends to lose some of its intensity. It does not, however, go out of style quickly, and therefore it is often used to add a nice subtle touch to a wide range of beverages.
Steam distillation. The purest form of cognac, this oil undergoes steam distillation, where it is heated to around 150 degrees Celsius before it is finally distilled. After the distillation, the oil loses its characteristic aroma and flavor, however it is left with a rich deep-colored shine that can last for several weeks. It should be carefully stored, as it is very flammable, but should be regularly poured over scented candles to achieve the desired results.
Overall, we find that there are many different chemical properties in cognac white oil, each with its own distinct taste. Each specific oil tends to exhibit a unique physical aspect, with the combination of these effects creating an array of different aromas. It is difficult to generalize and say that qualities are the dominant ones in each blend. Different scents react differently to the different ingredients in cognac, and therefore it is recommended that we experiment with a number of different blends to see which particular combinations give you the most pleasant experience. Whether you prefer the fruity or herbal qualities, citrus, or woody accents, every drop of this remarkable oil should be enjoyed.