• Many people confuse the terms "essential oil" and "fragrance oil" because of the frequent incorrect practice of using these terms interchangeably. However, essential oils and fragrance oils are different in a number of ways. Although both types of oil can sometimes be used for the same purposes, they are chemically different, priced differently and possess different properties. Essential Oils Essential oils are natural products extracted in a number of ways from plants; however, all plants do not contain essential oils. Essential oils extracted from plants contain aromatic properties used as remedies for a number of problems. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy practice to help ease muscle pain, emotional problems, menstrual issues, skin problems, arthritis and more, according to author Julia Lawless in her book "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils." Fragrance Oils Fragrance oils are synthetic products and therefore do not possess the natural healing properties of essential oils. Fragrance oils are essentially a "pleasant" aroma, and many modern perfumes are created using fragrance oils. It is possible to create almost any aroma in a fragrance oil, unlike an essential oil, which is extracted from a plant.
  • They are totally different and the differences I know are listed below: 1.How they are created. Essential oils are extracted from herbs, flowers, and plants, most often through steam distillation. While fragrance oils are synthetic. They’re created with a mix of aroma chemicals and natural ingredients like essential oils, extracts, and resins. 2. How they are used. Essential oils are the foundation for the whole practice of aromatherapy. While using fragrance oils via a diffuser is completely not recommended. Fragrance oil is usually used in making candles, but candle manufacturers seldom choose essential oils coz they are more expensive. 3. Types amount: There are more than 200 kinds of fragrance oils. While essential oils only got around 40 types in the market. It is because sometimes fragrance oils are formulated to smell like an entirely new creation or concept (e.g. love spell, winter wonderland.), rather than a scent exists in the natural world. 4.Safety It is believed that essential oils are much safer than fragrance oils due to their 100% natural content. However, chemicals are chemicals whether they're created in a factory, or created in nature. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it's always safe to put in or on your body.
  • Aroma oils are oils that smell good. A Diffuser is something that distributes the fragrance into the air.

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