The zesty aroma released from a rind of an orange or lemon, fresh scent of rose petals, soothing and calming scent when holding a stalk of lavender are times when you have experienced aromatic qualities released from plants and flowers.
Deriving essential oils from plants is done with a process called distillation, most commonly distillation by steam or water. Depending on each type of essential oil, part of plants such as flowers, leaves, stems, roots, fruit rinds or bark are used to create essential oils. When going through the distillation process, highly concentrated portion of essential oils are made which carries the true essence, smell and healing properties of the plant it belongs to.
What is so magical about essential oils is that each essential oil has its distinctive aroma and own unique chemistry which then leads to helping us in enhancing emotional, physical or mental wellbeing in its own unique way.