A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors and scents. Each of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye — they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark or other areas of the plant.
These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent.
Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects and even play a part in plant pollination.
Essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. One drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea, so one drop can be extremely effective.
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