Essential oils are natural, highly concentrated substances, which are obtained from different parts of plants and consist of up to 160 individual ingredients. They protect the plants from diseases and attract insects. Most essential oils are obtained by steam distillation, some by cold pressing or extraction.
Essential oils have a positive effect on body and mind, because the sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic system of the brain, the switch point of our emotions. Essential oils can influence our mood, stimulate our senses and stimulate our self-healing powers. They are used in diffuser lamps, in the bath, with compresses and wraps, for inhalation and as massage oils.