Fragrance oil is also known as Aroma oils, Aromatic oils or Flavour oils. The fragrance in them is made synthetically. They usually are a combination of synthetic aroma compounds or natural essential oils diluted with solvents such as Propylene glycol, Vegetable oil or Mineral oil.
Fragrance Oils are usually used in perfumery, cosmetics, flavouring of food and in Aromatherapy. The fragrance oil also has therapeutic benefits, that Essential oils are capable of.
The smell or aroma in the fragrance oil is due to the chemical compound present in them that generates the odour. The Chemical compound should satisfy the following conditions :
The compound should be volatile, so that it can move quickly to the olfactory Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â system.
The compound should be in a high concentration state such that it can interact with one or more of the olfactory receptors.
Fragrant oils that are extracted from flowers or delicate plant tissues by the process of solvent or super-critical fluid extraction are known as Absolutes. Fragrant oils extracted from plants by Steam distillation or expression is known as Essential oils. Both Absolutes and Essential oils play an important role in Aromatherapy.
Many of the fragrant oils are blended each other to create a new and special aroma and is made use in several products such as in perfumes, aroma candles etc.
Some people do not prefer synthetic fragrance oils to the plant-derived essential oils. Â Such buyers when planning to buy Aromatic products should always keep a look on the ingredients listed in these products.
Nowadays, many firms are selling fragrance oil and perfume oils with the label aromatherapy and are promoting the oils used in aromatherapy. Thus many of the beauty products, skin-care products, candles and other aroma products are improperly labeled with the term aromatherapy. This is common, if the products are not bought from a knowledgeable and reputable Aromatherapy vendor.