What are Essential oils?

Essential oils have all kinds of healing and medicinal effects. What exactly are essential oils? For what purpose are essential oils or aromatic oils used?

Definition of essential oil

An essential oil is a volatile oil, in other words the oil evaporates in the air. Due to evaporation is the smell of the oil well noticeable, which is usually experienced as pleasant. Because of this quality, the essential oil is also referred to as aromatic or essential oil.

Origin

Essential oils are extracted from plant material. That can be anything, such as wood (branches, roots or trunk), the skin (fruit or bark of a tree), leaves, seeds, fruits, petals (blossom). This also explains why some oils are more costly than others. It has everything to do with the amount of available material and the amount of recoverable oil in that material. It is obvious that a tree has fewer flower petals than the trunk and branches, but still more than a rose bush.

How to use essential oils?

There are very many different essential oils, and so there are many different ways to use them, for example, as:

• Flavoring
• Fragrance
• Medicine
• Preservative
• Raw material industry

Tea tree oil can be used against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and has an antiseptic effect. Because it is such a versatile product, with a multi-faceted effect, there are a lot of different applications.

Medicine

Many essential oils can be used by their specific activity as medicine, antiseptic, or to prevent physical discomfort. By combining the healing qualities and the particular fragrance, the oil also has a stimulating effect on your mood. You can feel more comfortable, more powerful, less moodier, etc. Various oils have different effects on body parts and organs, focusing on changing and/or preventing problems, reducing problems, or curing problems. An example of this is Tea Tree Oil, which combines quite a few of these properties.

Application

• Disinfects
• Helps prevent infections
• Against annoying insects
• To relieve muscle pain
• Healing effect on rashes, eczema
• To relieve rheumatic pains
• Relieve breathing problems because the vapors be inhaled.