Historically speaking, the original term “essential oil” referred to the process of extracting what early observers called “the life force or spirits of the plant”.
Technically speaking, essential oils are extracted by the distillation of the flowers, stems, and leaves from specific plants that offer unique and desired characteristics. Traditionally, low-pressure steam has produced the highest quality oils. The same is true for what is often referred to as “Organic CBD Hemp Oil“
From a biological perspective, essential oils are those oils that are found to be rich in aromatic and/or therapeutic characteristics. The very components of the Cannabis plant that protects it from predators and fungus are the same ones that give Cannabis oils their various distinctive aromas as well as the myriad flowers and plants used to produce perfumes and aromatic oils.
These fragrances are obviously varied and they are individually characteristic of various strains and hybrids of these flowers and plants. As Mother Nature would have it, these fragrant and healing substances called “terpenes” are the very substances that first attracted humans (and many land mammals) to Cannabis, only later to discover its medicinal value.