What Essential Oils Are:
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compound extracted from plants and many believe they have very specific healing capabilities.
Essential oils also known as volatile oils,ethereal oils or aetherolea, or simply as the “oil of” the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant.
Essential oils can have physical and mental benefits. Suggested benefits include relief from pain including headaches; antibacterial and antiseptic properties for treatment of minor cuts and wounds; relief from anxiety, stress and depression and improving one’s overall emotional state.
Why essential oils are still important:
Modern way of living can increase the stress in peoples lives and natural extracts which are used in essential oils can be a safe treatment in bring people back to a state of relaxation and good health.
Like all treatments, you must be very careful when using essential oils, especially if pregnant or nursing and if unsure, talk to an alternative medicine specialist or an herbalist first.
Here is Pixy Natural Skincare’s page of ingredients including essential oil products.