Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence,” of their source.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, also called its “essence.”
Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.
Essential oils are obtained through distillation.
Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that’s ready for use.
The way the oils are made is important, as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.