The essence of a plant, removed by compressing, steaming, dissolving or distilling. These oils produce the strongest odors, flavors, or medicinal properties when used in a product.
The name given to aromatic products of fruits, flowers, plants or seeds, culled either by distillation or expression. Essential oils are the keystones for aromachology and aromatherapy. Some aren't even necessarily oily. Potent and pure, essential oils have a variety of personal fragrance and cosmetic uses.
Is distilled from plant material using water, steam or both.