Essential Oils Vs Fragrance Oils

Essential Oils Vs Fragrance Oils

Beginners to essential oils often ask me what the difference is between the oils. Essential oils Vs fragrance oils, is one better than the other? I’d say it’s not that either is better than the other, it’s more they serve different purposes. One being synthetically man made, the other being produced from plant extracts, so it really depends on the results you’re looking for.

Essential Oils Vs Fragrance oils

The big difference between the two is Nature. If you’re just looking for your perfect fragrance to enjoy, fragrance oils are a great choice.  A popular choice for candle and soap makers because of the vast range of aromas and the lower cost compared to essential oils .


Essential Oils

Fragrance Oils



Produced from naturally occurring substances in plants, often using expensive and complicated processes of extraction.


Used in Aromatherapy to positively affect physical, emotional and mental health.


Contain between 50 to 500 different naturally occurring chemicals, which define the positive or negative effects.


 Synthetically created to mimic natural scents, along with the aromas we love such as coffee or bubblegum.

Mass Market

Mass Market - the range of Fragrance oils is enormous and fragrance oils are quite inexpensive to produce compared to essential oils, so are commonly used to scent perfumes, cosmetics, flavorings, soaps and candles.

Lifting the Blues

Though synthetic, you're favourite aromas can still lift the blues and provide an alternative way to benefit from the scent of a natural plant that you're allergic to, or irritated by.

Choose essential oils if you want to explore the therapeutic benefits of Mother Nature. Learning about essential oils and  using them as natural remedies for common family ailments is pretty awesome. Essential oil blends can also replace household cleaners and personal grooming products. You really can learn to live a naturally fragrant life and ditch the aerosol chemical laden nasties. 🙂

Aromatherapy for Natural Living

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