Essential oils are useful in the practice of aromatherapy and can deliver positive benefits tothe mind, body and spirit. An essential oilis not actually an “oil” in the traditional sense ofthe word. Essential oils are the volatile,aromatic oils obtained by steam or hydro distillation ofbotanicals. Different parts of the plants can be used to obtain essential oils, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, roots,stems, bark, wood, etc. These oils are the ‘soul’ of the plant and contain all beneficial properties as found in nature.