What Is an Essential Oil?

What Is an Essential Oil?

Essential oils are the natural aromatic components found in plants. They can be extracted from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both therapeutic and fragrant. Aromatics appeals to our sense of smell. The joys of the smell of calming lavender or sweet jasmine to the comfort of warm cinnamon or the refreshing scent of citrus and mint. We experience the aromatic qualities of essential oils on a daily basis. Essential oils are derived from plants that we come into contact with in our everyday lives. Essential oils are phytochemicals that are not water soluble, making them volatile aromatic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very concentrated, clean, and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear, to shades of yellow to orange or deep blue, depending on the origin of the oil. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern scientific study and trends toward more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications. Certified Pure therapeutic Grade,  essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced farmers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Experienced essential oil...