FRAGRANCES AND ESSENTIAL OILS At Nature's Flavors, we extract the purest essential oils from all-natural fruit, vegetable, and plant sources to fulfill all your fragrance and flavor application needs. These essential oils are concentrated liquids derived from plant sources that contain beautiful aroma compounds. An oil is essential because it carries a distinctive scent, oressence, of the plant it is extracted from. Although they are generally extracted by distillation, other processes may be utilized including expression or solvent extraction. These oils can be used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, and household cleaning products, as well as for flavoring foods and drinks and adding scents to incense, candles, and other products.
Aromatherapy and Medicinal Uses
Throughout history, essential oils have been used medicinally for a broad range of ailments including relief from minor pain, dissolving kidney stones, preventing flatulence, and aiding childbirth. Additionally, some essential oils are known to have antiseptic properties. In recent decades, interest in essential oil as a wellness tool has risen with the popularity of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a practice which claims that essential oils and other aromatic compounds can have curative effects. In order to use essential oils for aromatherapy applications, the oils are diluted in a carrier oil. This dilution is important to properly lower the concentration of the essential oil since pure essential oil is highly-potent and would burn the skin if used alone. Once the essential oil is diluted, it may be used for massage, diffused into the air by a nebulizer, heated over a candle flame, or burned as incense. While essential oils are primarily formulated with carrier oils, they are sold separately because of their varied applications.