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Essential oils aren't oils

Tallow skin care- Kossma Beauty

What you didn't know about essential oils. ⁣

They aren't oils. ⁣

They look like an oil, they act like an oil...⁣

But oils (and fats/butters) are made up of different fatty acids. Fatty acids are what makes an oil an oil. Essential oils contain no fatty acids and therefore are not actual oils. ⁣

They are neither saturated or unsaturated. ⁣

So what are essential oils?⁣

They are the extract of a plant. The “essential” in their name refers to the fact that the oil contains the essence of a plant, its fragrance.⁣

Personally, I'm not a big fan of essential oils in skincare, but I sure love smelling them! My favorite is rose...what's your favorite essential oil?

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