Monday, November 02, 2009

What is an Essential Oil?

Essential Oil is the term used to describe the product of various methods of distillation and extraction. Often called aromatic essences, they are known as oils because of their ability to bind with fats and other oils and not with water. Flowers, leaves, fruits, stems, bark, seeds and roots may be used to create a concentrated, volatile liquid called an Essential Oil.

Essential Oils are the like the blood of plants, providing the defense mechanisms for the plants, or the immune system to plants. They consist of enzymes, hormones, and vitamins and act as regenerating, oxygenating, and supportive systems in the plant world against infection and disease.

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