A gardening website has a piece on essential oils. It defines the term as something extracted from plants. The article lists several plants that contain these oils. Examples are peppermint, rosemary, and thyme. The piece explains the function served by these oils. It attracts pollinators and protects the plants from pests. It explains that extracting these oils requires distillation equipment. The piece discusses how to use the oils. They can be mixed with other oils or with water, and can be inhaled or taken orally.
- Essential oils have been used for a long time, even in Egypt and Pompeii
- Essential oils are extracted from plants and used for many different reasons, such as pollination, protection against bacteria, massage, or health reasons
- They can be made without equipment and mixed with some kind of oil, such as coconut or jojoba
“Bathing with a few drops of essential oils in the water allows you to use essential oils as an inhalant and topically, as the bath water is absorbed by the skin.”