What are Essential Oils?
We hear about essential oils all the time in various types of homeopathy or when getting a massage or in various natural remedies. But what do essential oils actually consist of?
The definition of an essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile chemical compounds from plants. This means that just about any plant can have a very concentrated oil extracted from it to replicate its aroma therapeutic qualities or properties when it is put on someone’s skin. These essential oils can be used for a wide variety of purposes but most are meant to relax someone through their smells or physically relax their muscles when applied to their skin.
However, it’s also important to know which essential oils to inhale or rub on your skin. Some of these can be dangerous to people as they are too overpowering or could cause an allergic reaction. Always make sure that if someone is using essential oils you know what type they are using and what it could do to you, physically and mentally.