Essential oils are compounds (concentrated hydrophobic liquid) extracted from plants.
The oils capture the plant's scent and flavour, also called its "essence." Each oils scent is unique and filled with potential health benefits.
Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, which is a form of alternative medicine. Aromatherapy is where the oils are either inhaled through the nose or mouth, or rubbed on the skin.
Essential oils can be used to help lower stress, anxiety and depression, relieve headache and migraines, soothe muscular aches, pains and inflammation, positively improve sleep quality, fight bacterial infections... and more!
Essential oils also have many uses outside of aromatherapy. Some of these include, using as insect repellent, scenting your home or used to freshen up the laundry.