Essential oils are naturally occurring substances that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They give plants their unique scent and they protect them from predators and disease, while also aiding pollination.
But essential oils don’t just benefit plants, they also benefit us, and they have long been used in cooking, beauty treatments, medicines, perfumes, and more.
There are over 3000 different types of essential oil, and they all have different amounts of active compounds that make them of such benefit to plants and us.
They also vary in purity, and the purer an oil is, the more beneficial it is to our health. The purity of an oil can depend on where the plant is grown, how the oil is extracted, and the weather conditions and environment the plant grows in.