Are terpenes essential oils?

What are terpenes?

At first glance, terpenes and essential oils can seem like the same thing; they both can come from plants, they’re both aromatic, they’re both used for many of the same things. These many similarities have led to a wide misconception that they are the same thing, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Terpenes are organic compounds that provide botanicals with their flavour and aroma.