Essential oils don’t just smell wonderful – they’re packed full of health benefits too. From soothing lavender to immune-boosting frankincense, here’s a quick roundup of our favorite essential oils.
What are Essential Oils?
Whenever you smell a flower or herb, you’re experiencing the marvelous aroma of an essential oil. These precious oils are made up of ‘volatile aromatic compounds’ – small, organic molecules that can quickly change from their solid or liquid state to gas when at room temperature.
As well as giving plants their fragrance, essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal and therapeutic properties. Every essential oil contains a unique concoction of these volatile aromatic compounds, meaning that each has its own special benefits and traits.