In short, essential oils are volatile compounds made within plants. But what does that mean? As we know plants support people in a variety of ways. Some of them produce food, others spices and, many, essential oils.
The aromatic plants that produce essential oils store them in many places: from their leaves, flowers and seeds, right down to their roots and resins. Plants use their essential oils in many of the same ways we do. They can be used to fight infection, act as a bug repellant and even to heal wounds. Just to name a few.
When opening a bottle of essential oil one immediately notices the unique and potent aroma that comes from within. This is because essential oils can be made up of hundreds of chemical components. These components are important to note because they determine the oils aroma, potential therapeutic benefits and bio activities.
The various naturally occurring chemicals that make up essential oils give these amazing substances the ability to nourish your mind, body and soul.