What are essential oils?
Simply put, essential oils are plant extracts; more specifically, they are the plant's aromatic compounds that serve a variety of purposes to protect and nourish the plant. They work similarly to protect us.
Essential oils are highly concentrated. To give you a frame of reference for what I mean by “concentrated,” consider this:
🌱 Just one drop of Peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of Peppermint leaf tea!
🌱 It takes 3 pounds of Lavender flowers to produce one 15-mL bottle of Lavender essential oil.
🌱 It takes nearly 3000 lemons to distill a little over 2 pounds of Lemon essential oil, which equates to about 50 lemons in one 15-mL bottle.