Essential oils are derived from the leaves, bark, and herbs of various plants, and can be used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. Essential oil patches are an easy and effective way to get the benefit from a particular oil over an 8 hour period, although you can also use a diffuser with your oils. Patches have other advantages too; they are discrete and portable, as you can wear the patch continuously while at home, working, or traveling. There isn’t any risk of contamination when you wear a patch, and the oil can’t accidentally leak onto your skin. Patches can even be worn while you are asleep, and they won’t cause any damage to bedding or your clothing. It’s also easy to buy patches containing essential oils, and buying them online and having them shipped to you is fast, safe and convenient.