(as of Aug 11,2020 21:07:28 UTC – Details)
While essential oils may be stronger and more effective, this also means that sometimes essential oils can have more impact on your skin. Some essential oils need to be diluted before using as a skin care treatment due to their high potency.
However, this does not mean that extracts are not effective. In fact, extracts have a major role in keeping your skin healthy without worrying how strong they are for the skin. At the end of the day, it is your skin type that will determine the effectiveness of these best essential oils and extracts.
It is important that you also understand that not all plants contain essential oils. However, this does not indicate that the plant with no essential oil has no use at all because its extracts can still be used. There are also plants that contain such a small amount of essential oil that is not cost-effective to gather it through distillation.
On the contrary, there are also other methods used in gaining the essential oils from the plant with a small amount. Enfleurage, a process wherein fats are used to collect the essential oils (also called absolutes when this process is used) from these types of plants, can be done. However, this is more expensive and not a reasonable way to gain essential oils.
Several plants may not have essential oils, but some of their parts have. For instance, cucumber and watermelon are water-based fruits that do not have essential oils, but their seeds produce oils that can be valuable to one’s health.