An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots or other elements of a plant. Essential oils, despite to the use of the word ‘oil’ are not really oily-feeling at all. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant that it was derived from. Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
Essential oils are not the same as perfume or fragrance oils. Where essential oils are derived from the true plants, perfume oils are artificially created fragrances or contain artificial substances and do not offer the therapeutic benefits that essential oils offer.