Natural Essential Oils
Natural Essential Oils / Aromatic Chemicals Essential Oils have been around in one form or another since the beginning of civilization. Aromatherapy is the art, and science, of using essential oils extracted from aromatic plants to give a healthy response. Essential Oils can be combined with massage oils or bath salts to enhance health and beauty. The oils are found in different parts of the plant such as the flowers, twigs, leaves and bark, or in the rind of fruit. For example, in roses essential oils are found in the flowers, in basil it is in the leaves, in sandalwood in the wood, and so on. India has been renowned grower of perfumery plants. The liking for fragrance and perfume have encouraged to grow more and more fragrant plants.In India even today smoke of sweet smelling gums, herbs and spices is used to delight gods. Beside worship the fragrance of Aromatic herbs influence mind. There are references in Vedas and other scriptures about the use of fragrant materials. The term essential oil is concomitant to fragrance because these fragrances are oily in nature and essential for plant life. Natural perfumes are result of plant metabolism.