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Essential Oil
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Essential Oil Process

An¬†essential oil¬†is a concentrated¬†hydrophobic¬†liquid containing¬†volatile¬†(easily evaporated at normal temperatures)¬†chemical compounds¬†from¬†plants. Essential oils are also known as¬†volatile oils,¬†ethereal oils,¬†aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as¬†oil of clove. An essential¬†oil¬†is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance‚ÄĒthe characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived.[1]¬†The term “essential” used here does not mean indispensable or usable by the human body, as with the terms¬†essential amino acid¬†or¬†essential fatty acid, which are so called because they are nutritionally required by a given living organism.[2]

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, sfumatura, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, wax embedding, and cold pressing. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products, for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products. Essential oils should not be confused with perfume, fragrance, etc. as the latter usually include pure chemical components whereas essential oils are derived from plants.

Essential oils are often used for aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds. Aromatherapy may be useful to induce relaxation, but there is not sufficient evidence that essential oils can effectively treat any condition.[3] Improper use of essential oils may cause harm including allergic reactions and skin irritation, and children may be particularly susceptible to the toxic effects of improper use.