What exactly is an extract?

I've noticed that some products will contain for example lavender or jojoba extract whereas others will have lavender or jojoba oil. I see this a lot for natural ingredients.
Is there a difference?
Thanks!
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I've had this same exact question! I hope someone here has an answer.
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Essential oils are oils (duh) from a plant. They might be obtained by pressing (like olive oil) or possibly distilling. Extracts are a different process for getting substances from a plant -- it's more like a tea. Some extracts are aqueous, that is they are made by soaking the plant in water so that the water then contains the substance. Or they may be made by soaking the plant in alcohol or other solvent. Extracts in hair products are probably mostly aqueous.
I kind of thought the extract was like a tea of the herb or something along those lines. Thanks!
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Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"

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