Essential oils are the aromatic volatile oils collected from steam distillation, or in some cases cold pressing, of plant material such as leaves, roots, flowers, bark, resin and rind. Utilized by perfumers since 800 CE, essential oils and their chemical constituents have more recently been studied for therapeutic applications. All essential oils (regardless of the supplier) are powerful concentrated substances and should be used with caution and with respect. We strive for full transparency of information on our oils so you will find all of the necessary safety information on each individual bottle along with the botanical name and country of origin. Each single oil is 100% steam distilled or cold pressed (unless otherwise stated) with no carriers, solvents, or adulterations as proven by GC/MS analysis. Our supplier contracts directly with farms and distilleries around the world but only sells wholesale essential oils in bulk sizes to other businesses; so we break the oils down for you into sizes that are more reasonable for the end consumer. And best of all, because we are a small family-owned operation all of the proceeds go towards supporting real, local people - not a corporation or multi-level scheme. - so we are able to offer you the highest quality of oils at awesome prices!