Essential oils are the “essence” of a plant distilled into an oil-like form. A steam or water distillation process concentrates the liquids inside a plant into potent essential oils. Essential oils can be highly beneficial to human health emotionally and physically. While essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, the inherent healing properties of essential oils can be beneficial when applied to the skin.
Essential oils are the pure, concentrated oils that are found in plants and are extracted using heated water and steam. These oils contain all of the nutrients, scents and and flavor of the plants they were derived from. You are probably already using some products in your home that contain essential oils for cleaning or flavor purposes. Your favorite fragrance or candle probably contains essential plant oils. You can also use essential oils on your body–just make sure you are not allergic to them.