What are essential oils?

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What are essential oils? Of all the options to add fragrance to a room or body product, essential oils are the safest and most natural. They are derived through a process, often a steam distillation, that extracts the pure oil out of a plant. The oil is then bottled and can be used in just about anything that you would usually find a synthetic fragrance. There are various different processes for getting the oil out of plants, so the quality of oils vary widely depending on how they were procured. The best, most pure oils can also be used as nutritional supplements and there is research being done with various diseases, including cancers, to see if essential oils may hold the key to a cure.