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What’s the Difference between Essential and Aroma Oils?
You may hear the terms “essential oil” and “aroma oil” used interchangeably, but this isn’t entirely accurate. Essential oils and aroma oils have some fundamental differences – and some key similarities. These two types of oil are chemically different, have different properties, and are priced differently, but they can often be used for the same purposes.
Essential oils are extracted from plants using a process known as distillation, most commonly using water or steam. This process uses many parts of the plant, including the flowers, stems, bark, and roots. The finished product is the highly concentrated essential oil, which has the same properties and scent characteristics as the original plant. That does include the smell, but it also includes other elements such as the plant’s healing and other abilities. It’s easy to see why essential oils are so popular: you get a highly potent form of the plant or herb you want to use – and you need a much smaller quantity to achieve the same effects.
A good natural aroma oil is simply an essential oil blended with other natural ingredients such as carrier oils and other essential oils to create a perfectly scented oil that can be used in a diffuser. Why not just use pure essential oils? There are several reasons:
- Essential oils are often very strong and potent; their smell can be overpowering and intolerable for sensitive individuals.
- They are much more expensive in their pure form.
- Blending essential oils with carrier and other aroma oils can result in a much more pleasant, subtle scent that can be used throughout the day to create an amiable, homely
For these reasons, essential oils are blended with other natural ingredients to form aroma oils with the perfect scent and intensity.
What to look for
There are countless aroma oils on the market, but you shouldn’t buy just any. Keep in mind that aroma oils are not all created equal. Some are made with synthetic chemicals and lab-created fragrance compounds. While these can be cheaper, they are also lower-quality when it comes to their scent and their impact on your health and mood.
That’s why, at AromaTech, we provide the highest-quality aroma oils and diffuser blends. We make our oils with premium raw and natural ingredients, combined with pure essential oils containing no GMOs, animal products, parabens, glycols, phthalates, artificial colours or other additives, or any other harmful chemicals.
With our diffusers, there’s no need to buy expensive essential oils and dilute them with carrier oils or another substance to scent your home. Instead, choose from our ready-to-use aroma oil blends to create the scenting experience you desire. Our aroma oils are safe for your family, pets, and home and suitable for use in any of our cold-air or ultrasonic diffusers to create your perfect ambience.
Questions about our products? Please feel free to contact us, and a friendly team member will be happy to help. Also, check out our oil subscription plan – the easiest way to get the luxurious aroma oils you want.