Blue River Essential Oil profiles are naturally derived from plants with a proprietary extraction process that is chemical-free and captures the entire essences of the plants aromatic flavors. Essential oils are organic compounds found in a variety of plants, and contribute to their flavor, scent and color. These compounds are the building blocks for essential oils from plant resins, and are often used in food additives, perfumery and aromatherapy. Some are even thought to have medicinal properties, and to help in fighting bacteria, fungus and environmental stress. Plants like rosemary, mint or basil have strong profiles, and this is why they’re referred to as aromatic plants. Conifers produce large amounts of these compounds, and most plants produce higher quantities of these compounds in the warmer seasons.