Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants which capture the plant's scent and flavor, or “essence.” They are used most commonly in aromatherapy to support health and well-being. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted from the plant, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that is ready for use such as shea butter, coconut butter, etc.
Essential oils are used in the production of cosmetics, diffusers, bath gels and soaps among other things. Each essential oil has different qualities and dermal limits. You always need to check the label or ask an expert before using them. In case of allergies, pregnancy, or using the oils on an infant, you have to exercise caution.
In addition to cosmetic production, essential oils are used in essential oil therapy; a range of traditional, alternative or complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds to relieve depression, sleeping problems, stress, anxiety, hormonal imbalance and enhance focus. The good news is that you don’t have to limit yourself to individual oil scents. You can mix and match essential oils according to your preference. Due to their healing properties, we should use essential oils to support our well-being and incorporate them into our daily lives.