The True Story of Essential Oils
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Essential oils are the key ingredient inside of our.gentle.truth products. But what really are essential oils? And what makes them more beneficial than a fragrance?
Essential oils, in short, are compounds extracted from plants. Those compounds are said to capture the aroma or essence of the plant that it is being taken from.
According to healthline.com, "Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that's ready for use."
Discussions like these can get complicated really fast, so let's keep this simple. Essential oils come from actual real plants, and "fragrance" comes from synthetically made chemical scent compounds.
For instance, if you get a lavender product from your local beauty store, the ingredients will almost always state some sort of "fragrance", that's not specific or descriptive. Just fragrance. I honestly tried looking on their website for components even to their most "natural" products. I still found various different "fragrance" titles among them all.
But what's wrong with a chemically made scent? I mean, they do smell the same, don't they? So what's the point?
The problem with synthetically made fragrance is that it dries your skin out and is known to contain hormone disruptors. These are linked to abnormal cell reproduction and could result in tumor growth!
But when it comes to essential oils, they are amazing. They are great as antiseptics, pain relievers, cleansers, and immunity boosters. There are even more benefits you can receive from them. We display this information in our descriptions of our gentle soaps.
Humans have desperately tried to recreate what has already been put onto this earth and have failed.
At our.gentle.truth, all of our products contain essential oils for their benefits, not just their fragrance, be sure to check them out.