Essential oils have been used for centuries in many different cultures. They have amazing healing benefits in a very concentrated form. Essential oils can come from flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel depending on the plant.
Because essential oils are so highly concentrated, it is important to take care when using them. One drop goes a long way. Some oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil before putting directly on the skin due to their skin irritating qualities.
It is especially important to be careful using essential oils with children and pets. Children are extra sensitive and even milder oils need to be diluted when applying them. Pets, especially cats, can have adverse reactions to some essential oils.