There is virtually no limit to how essential oils can be used. We often use them topically or aromatically, in cooking and cleaning, as a fragrance, in massage, or even on animals! They are useful, powerful allies in our quest for wellness.*
But what exactly are essential oils, and where do they come from?
Let's find out!
An essential oil is a volatile substance
- derived from a plant -
that contains the natural smell and
characteristics of that plant.
There are four main distillation methods:
The most common method, steam distillation, permeates the botanical with steam, drawing essential oils out of the raw plant matter.