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What are Fragrance Oils?

22 May, 2014

What are Fragrance Oils?

Fragrance oils, aromatic oils or perfume oils as they are sometimes called are artificially created fragrances and they contain artificial substances as compared to essential oils which are naturally extracted from different parts of the plants like leaf, flower, stem etc.

While fragrances of essential oils can be duplicated, the benefits of them is not possible to duplicate. For Example, there are many Lavender Oil fragrances available in the market which smell like lavender, have consistency in their smell and are long lasting. However, Lavender essential oil, offers fresh aroma of Lavender in addition to healing properties that may help symptoms like as coughs, insomnia, hyperactivity, arthritis, muscle aches, rheumatism, acne, sunburn, wounds, insect bites, burns and irritability.

Since fragrance oils are synthetically crafted, the available fragrance options are unlimited unlike natural oils. In addition to most flower and tree fragrances, one can fine Baked Bread and Baby Powder fragrances as well as the fragrance of almost any fruit or berry.

Fragrance Oils are specially crafted to mimic the scent of a natural product or for fragrances which cannot be naturally crafted. Examples of fragrance oils that cannot be extracted in essential oil format include butterscotch, strawberry, melon berry, apple, vanilla and chocolate mint.

Fragrance Oils tend to be more affordable as compared to essential oils. They are much cheaper than essential oils because of the ease at which they are synthetically made; almost any aroma is available as a fragrance oil.

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy practice for their therapeutic properties. In addition, essential oils are used in perfumes, body products, soaps, detergents and as flavorings in food and alcohol. Fragrance oils are commonly used in soaps, perfumes and body lotions, and are favorites of craft makers thanks to the variety of fragrances available. They are cheaper than essential oils and they last longer.

Fragrance Oils may or may not contain Essential Oils in their composition. Moksha makes the highest quality Fragrance Oils using atleast 80% natural ingredients which makes Moksha's fragrance oil the best quality products you can buy.