Getting to know essential oils

A quick look at essential oils, how they are produced and how they work

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are concentrated volatile compounds extracted from plants (e.g., flowers, leaves, seeds, fruit rinds, and bark) that can be used in different parts of the plant. These compounds, collectively known as aromatic constituents, give essential oils their unique scent and therapeutic properties.

How are essential oils made?

Essential oils are extracted from many plants by steam distillation, solvent extraction and cold pressing. Depending on the plant species, different parts of the plant are extracted in different ways so that the aromatic components of the plant can be better extracted. Therefore, high concentrations of essential oils should be used with caution. Many essential oil beginners wrongly think that use of more oil, efficacy will be better. In fact, it is not right. A small amount and safe and effective use is the best.

How do essential oils work?

Essential oils are substances with a variety of aromatic components and a high degree of volatility. An essential oil contains dozens to hundreds of aromatic components. These substances act on the human body to regulate the physical state, soothe the emotions, and restore the spirit. Aromatherapy is not about "always smelling good so you can relax".

From the nose to the nervous system, stimulation acts on the brain

The way most of the aromatic components are delivered is through the nose. Upon inhalation, the aromatic components of essential oils are absorbed by the olfactory hairs on the epithelial tissue of the nasal endothelium. Here, the aroma is perceived, and this information is converted into signals that are transmitted to the brain: to the limbic system, which is closely linked to feelings of joy, anger and sadness, as well as to the hippocampus and the lower part of the optic nerve bed, which are associated with memory. The lower part of the optic nerve bed regulates the functions of the autonomic nervous system, hormone secretion, and the immune system. Aromatic ingredients can be shared throughout both the mind and body. In other words, the simple inhalation of these aromatic ingredients can rapidly affect our body's systems in a variety of ways.

Entering the bloodstream through the mucous membrane of the lungs

Aromatic components enter the mouth and nose while breathing, enter the lungs through the throat, trachea and bronchial tubes, and are absorbed into the blood vessels through the mucous membranes of the lungs, acting on all internal organs. Inhalation of essential oils with antibacterial and antiseptic effects can clean the organs and throat and achieve the effect of preventing colds.

From the skin through the bloodstream to all parts of the body

The surface of the skin is covered with a sebaceous membrane and variously structured stratum corneum, which makes it impossible for ordinary substances to enter simply. However, the molecular structure of the aromatic components is small, and when the essential oils are applied to the skin after being diluted through carrier oils, they can be absorbed through the skin, thus penetrating the bloodstream and circulating throughout the body through the blood vessels to act on the various tissues.

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a natural healing method, an art and a science. It uses essential oils extracted from plants for health and beauty benefits. By introducing aromatic components into the body, it aims to regulate physical discomfort and mental disorders.


Essential oils are powerful natural substances with a wide range of benefits for both body and mind. Whether you are looking to relax, improve your mood or support your overall health, essential oils offer natural and effective solutions.Start exploring the world of essential oils!