Since ancient times, men have had a special relationship with plants and the oils extracted from them, using them to prepare remedies and perfumes.
Essential oils are liquid, highly concentrated and volatile substances extracted from plants; these are the most powerful plant extracts, which is why it is important to always use them diluted and, if they are used pure, with great caution.
They are extracted from the different parts of the plant: seeds, leaves, flowers, fruits and bark and can have a very wide field of application, including health, food and cosmetic.
Diluted with a little water in an essence diffuser, evaporating will release the fragrance of the chosen oil, in a perceptible and persistent way. In addition to the olfactory pleasure, the use of aromatherapy gives benefits to the body, mind and spirit.
They can also be used for baths and foot baths , adding a few drops to water, or for massages and frictions , taking care to dilute them in a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, or other massage oils: the benefits that will be obtained vary based on the properties of the essential oil used.
Some, such as lemongrass oil combined with other oils, can be used as natural repellents .