Let’s start with the basics. What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are compounds that are aromatic and are found in plants specifically the bark, stem, seeds, flowers and roots.
You know those roses that you’ll receive or give on Valentine’s Day? When you smell that sweet smell, you are experiencing the aromatic properties of essential oils. Besides smelling good, essential oils give plants a protective power against predators or disease! Wouldn’t it make sense that if they are protecting plants, there is a possibility that they can protect you?
Here is your homework: Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange. That awesome orange smell on your hands is full of essential oils!
This information was taken from http://www.doterra.com/us