High quality, organic or wild crafted, consciously distilled essential oils might be the most important product type you can bring to your life and family. To quickly understand what an "essential oil" is you can pinch a bit of lavender or rub rosemary leaves between your fingers...that smell that is captured is the plants essential or volatile oil. It takes, for example about sixteen pounds of fresh peppermint leaves to produce an ounce of essential oil. These substances are incredibly concentrated, healing, and medicinal. Most often applied topically, diffused aromatically or simply breathed in, and many people consider the pure oils perfectly healthy for ingestion.