Essential oils are often extracted from plants and herbs to create a therapeutic experience. Their use in alternative medicine is gaining popularity and is believed to provide benefits such as pain relief, mood enhancement, and increased cognitive function.
There are more than 90 different essential oils out there, and we see them everywhere we turn nowadays–but what is so special about these oils, and what do we really know about them? We’ve laid out a list of the most popular essential oils and some of their corresponding benefits below.
*Note: 'fragrance oils' contain synthetic chemicals and should not be mistaken for 'essential oils'