Essential oils are to some a fad, but the truth is they were created when God created plant life and have been utilized by people for thousands of years. They are the “essence” of the plant, the aromatic fragrance. These oils are extracted from different parts of the plants, including stems, bark, flowers, seeds, or roots. They are typically steam distilled but can also be extracted in others ways. For example citrus oils are cold pressed from the rind.