Essential oils are ingredients that are contained in leaves, root, skin, blossom or fruit in the form of tiny drops. They contain all characteristics of the plant and are therefore their essence, the soul. Essential oils reach emotional control over breath, the skin, taste and smell and thus influence our attitude and our well-being. Due to their versatile effect on body and soul they have been used in religious ceremonies, in healing, body care and around the house for centuries. Today the range of applications of natural cosmetics includes sauna, massage, wellness, and aromatherapy all the way to home and kitchen, where essential oils are used to refine food.