Essential oils are an ancient tradition that have recently soared in popularity. Throughout history, essential oils have been known to be used for cosmetic benefits, dietary purpose, and even spiritual and religious uses. Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag. It was the essential oils of frankincense, incense and myrrh that the three kings gave to Jesus when he was born in Bethlehem according to the New Testament.
This ancient tradition has made a modern day comeback. What is it that has so many people going crazy for these products? We thought we would take some time to dig into the essence of essential oils.