What is Essential Oil?
Updated: Mar 5
What is Essential Oil
An essential oil is a concentrated liquid that contains volatile aroma compounds from plants. Simply put, essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they are extracted. Plant oils. Such as oil of the lavender plant. The essential oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance. The characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. You can find these oils in your perfumes, cosmetics, soap, and other products. They are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds that can induce relaxation. Although, there is no sufficient evidence that essential oils can effectively treat any condition, essential oils along with a healthy diet and exercise have successfully worked as prevention and even healed many people.
Dilute your oils in a carrier oil and use them in a massage, diffuse them in the air, heat them over a candle, or burn them in an incense. Essential oils give truly natural products a lovely scent and have been know to provide therapeutic and total body wellness benefits.
Oil with care <3
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