Essential Oils

Essential oils are liquids which are extracted from parts of plants namely the leaves, flowers, even branches or bark that have very distinct aromas and flavors of the plant from which it was extracted.

Extraction is generally done through steam distillation but can also include CO2 extraction or cold pressing. Essential oils are natural, strong scented compounds of terpenes and esters that are quickly evaporating and don't behave like carrier oils. Primarily used in cosmetics and perfume making but can also be used in food service as natural flavorings as well (we've got some how to's on this coming soon!)