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Let’s start with some definitions. What is an ‘essential’ oil? It is the distilled product of the volatile components produced by plants. The term ‘volatile’ means ‘readily vaporizable at a relatively low temperature.’ Essential oils readily evaporate when exposed to air.
Although essential oils are not essential to a plant’s life they do help plants in their own ways. They are produced to attract beneficial insects that aid in pollination or prey on the plant’s predators. The oils also protect the plant by repelling harmful insects.
Essential oils come from leaves (peppermint), flowers (lavender), roots (valerian), bark (cinnamon), seeds (fennel), needles (fir), peel (grapefruit), berries (pimento), bulb (garlic), or resin (benzoin).
The oils are highly concentrated – 250 pounds of rosemary makes 1 pound oil; 2000 pounds of rose petals makes 1 pound oil.