Essential oils are extracts that are obtained from different parts of the plant, such as its leaves, flowers, roots or wood.
They are extracted with solvents, maceration or with the steam distillation procedure (the most common).
And why have they become so popular now?
They have always existed, only today they have increased their fame thanks to marketing networks.
The moment you try them, you will love them for their therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Does something hurt? You smear it on Does the environment smell bad? You put it in a diffuser.
The essential oils are a gift from Mother Nature that we take advantage to the maximum.
You can find many recipes on the internet, especially on Pinterest.