What is the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils?

Essential oils are natural plant extracts that contain the natural aroma and flavor of the plant from which they are derived. They are typically extracted from the leaves, flowers, stems, roots, or other parts of a plant using a process called distillation, which involves steaming or pressing the plant material to extract the oils. Essential oils are used in a variety of ways, including aromatherapy, natural perfumery, and as ingredients in personal care products such as soaps, lotions, and hair care products.

Fragrance oils, on the other hand, are artificially created fragrances that are used to scent products such as candles, perfumes, and personal care products. They are typically made from a combination of synthetic chemicals and natural essential oils, and they do not contain the therapeutic properties that are often associated with essential oils. Fragrance oils are used primarily to add a pleasant scent to products, rather than for any therapeutic benefit.

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