What are essential oils?

If you are asking the question “What are essential oils?” you have come to the right place.

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the natural oils contained in a substance that can be extracted from the substance and can retain the scent and/or flavor of that substance. There are different ways of obtaining these oils. Distillation uses steam and pressure causing the oil to be released from the plant where it then floats on a surface of water and is subsequently collected. Distillation is both an art and science and requires skill and knowledge to produce the oil without damaging any of its active compounds that give the oil its potency and benefit. Expression, the other method, does not use heat rather “cold-presses” the matter using mechanical pressure to release the oils. DoTerra is dedicated to the production of the highest quality essential oils through these two processes.