I frequently get the above question in my office. Besides that fact that many of them smell delightful, they are also powerful for many medicinal uses. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be beautifully (and not so beautifully) fragrant. They are also very powerful and one drop can go a long way. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk in the woods, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease.
Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile organic compounds. Although they are fat soluble, they do not include fatty lipids or acids found in vegetable and animal oils. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin and enter the bloodstream. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.
Try this at home: Squeeze the peel of a ripe lemon, lime or orange. The fragrant residue on your hand is full of essential oils.
In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. I am happy to say that modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are sparking a revival and new discoveries of essential oil health applications.
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