Essential oils have been used as a medicinal product throughout time to holistically improve one’s mental, emotional, and physical health. The popularity of essential oils has not ceased since they were discovered by Eastern physicians and scientists in ancient times.
This post will detail the therapeutic properties of essential oils, as well as a brief history of Aromatherapy.
Essential oils are distilled from a plethora of different organic plant compounds– such as fruits, roots, seeds, and leafs– to produce soothing aromas, which remedies differing health problems. By steaming the plant mixtures, the oils are split from their watery composites and concentrated into potently fragrant drops. Depending on the fruits or aromatic flowers utilized in crafting essential oils, the effects widely vary. For example, researches indicate that the scent of lavender can influence REM sleep, ginger can mitigate nausea among cancer patients, and oranges can help reduce anxiety during a busy season in work or school. Further positive health boosts from essential oils include a boosted immune system and enriching one’s skin health through the nutrients and antioxidants dispersed from the oils. The perennial history of essential oils remains relevant to conceptualizing its ancient and modern usage as a form of alternative health care.
Ancient oils are still commonly used today; both Myrrh and Aloes are used as skin cleansing agents, and Onycha and Frankincense stimulate prayer and meditation.
With all the multiple uses available today with essential oils it’s important to realize all of the benefits and the best products available.
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