What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds that are used in aromatherapeutic practices. These pure oils are derived from the flowers, seeds, bark, or other parts of the plants through a distillation or extraction process.
Essential oil usage goes back farther than historians can track, and only recently became a common staple of the modern alternative medicine field. As interest in natural medicine has skyrocketed within the past decade, you would be hard-pressed to find a holistic practitioner who doesn’t have a few bottles of these healing elixirs on hand.