Plants have been used medicinally for many thousands of years. There are many different ways to extract the beneficial properties from plants and creating an essential oil is one of them. Normally inhaled or diluted and applied topically, essential oils provide a way for you to partake in the medicinal properties of the plants without needing to ingest them.
Created by a distillation process, essential oils contain the “essence,” the active compounds, of the plants. These compounds are super concentrated so when using essential oils it is important to use them sparingly. Large quantities of plant matter are required to make just a small amount of essential oils making them very expensive.