Essential oils are aromatic substances extracted from various plant parts. Each oil has it’s own specific fragrance and chemical properties. The ‘essential’ part of the name comes from the characteristic scent of the plant from which the oil is derived. Essential oils have numerous uses in the fragrance, flavor, beauty, and pharmaceutical industries. They are highly concentrated highly efficient and effective for protection, healing, and flavoring. Most common uses are in blends diluted in carrier oils and other cosmetic bases.