Essential Oil refers to the oil extract from a natural ingredient. An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile chemical compounds from plants. They can also be referred to as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetheroleum, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of lavender.
They have been used for thousands of years by a variety of cultures for their health benefits. As the extracts can come from a variety of natural products their potential benefits are many. A common extracted oil is lavender. Which is known for its soothing and calming effect on the body and mind.