Essential oils are organic oils extracted from plants for their scents, nutritional value, and healing properties. For millennia, different cultures have used essential oils to not only heal diseases but also to change mood, soften skin, and flavor food. The modern era of medicine left essential oils behind as their healing powers were no longer need, but now science has revisited these humble oils and rediscovered their medicinal properties. Their ability to fight bacteria, viruses, and inflammation give science a much-needed weapon in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. The same research has also confirmed essential oils long known ability to beautify and protect our bodies inside and out. The health benefits of essential oils are quite simply essential to know.