What Are Essential Oils?
If you’ve been asking yourself “What are essential oils, let me give you a brief overview and introduction of essential oils.
Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants.
Getting essential oils from plants is done with a process called distillation, most commonly distillation by steam or water, where many parts of the plants are being used, including the plant roots, leaves, stems, flowers, or bark.
After distillation, the outcome is a highly concentrated portion of essential oil, which will have the characteristic fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted, and contain the true essence of the plant it came from. This includes the smell, but also the plant’s healing properties and other plant characteristics.
Now you can see how this highly potent extract of a plant or herb can be extremely useful for many purposes.