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HYDROPHOBIC LIQUID CONTAINING VOLATILE AROMA COMPOUNDS FROM PLANTS
Essential oils; Ethereal oil; Volatile oil; Essential Oils; Volatile Oil; Volatile oils; Hydrosols; Oils, volatile; Aromatic plant; Aromatic herb; Organic hydrosol; Aromatic plants; Essential-oil; Citrus oils
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essential oil         
¦ noun a natural oil extracted from a plant, used especially in aromatherapy or in making perfume.
Essential oil         
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile (easily evaporated at normal temperatures) chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetheroleum, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove.
volatile oil         
¦ noun another term for essential oil.

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Essential oil

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile (easily evaporated at normal temperatures) chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetheroleum, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An essential oil is essential in the sense that it contains the essence of the plant's fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is derived. The term "essential" used here does not mean indispensable or usable by the human body, as with the terms essential amino acid or essential fatty acid, which are so called because they are nutritionally required by a living organism.

Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, sfumatura, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, wax embedding, and cold pressing. They are used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, air fresheners and other products, for flavoring food and drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.

Essential oils are often used for aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine in which healing effects are ascribed to aromatic compounds. Aromatherapy may be useful to induce relaxation, but there is not sufficient evidence that essential oils can effectively treat any condition. Improper use of essential oils may cause harm including allergic reactions, inflammation and skin irritation. Children may be particularly susceptible to the toxic effects of improper use. Essential oils can be poisonous if ingested or absorbed through the skin.

Pronunciation examples for essential oil
1. try some essential oil.
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2. that essential oil.
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3. are these essential oil wipes.
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4. say made with essential oil.
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5. out, the essential oil out.
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Examples of use of essential oil
1. Just these few yummy chemicals: amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphrenyl– 2–butanone (10% solution in alcohol), ionone, isobutyl anthranilate, isobutyl butyrate, lemon essential oil, maltol, 4–methylacetophenone, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl cinnamate, methyl heptine carbonate, methyl naphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, undecalactone, vanillin and solvent.
2. Choose from one of four facials: Sombun: Balancing organic facial for normal to oily skin with an exotic synergy of white orchid extracts and jasmine essential oil to purify and decongest.
3. The Comoros export vanilla, cloves and ylang–ylang, an essential oil, but a price slump for all three has left it dependent on remittances from economic migrants, now the top foreign exchange earner.
4. My essential oil formula for the treatment of fungal and parasitic skin conditions in animals is rubbished by the RCVS, and I am delighted for people have long ago given up on believing a word they say.
5. Since the essential oil pipeline for crude exports passes through areas presently threatened by the Eastern Front, we must expect that Khartoums eventual military response will be massive and brutally destructive.