The long line of essential oils on the shelf of your local organic market seems like a recent trend. However, essential oils have been used medicinally for hundreds of years.
Essential oils are aromatic plant extracts, and they may be best known for their use in aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy typically uses them in massages or baths to promote the unique benefits of the oils. Benefitting from essential oils means being surrounded by their scents.
Essential oil diffusers are common for adding a light scent to the air. Less expensive alternatives include adding the oil to a bath or touching the oil to a cotton ball to smell.
However a person decides to release its fragrance, it’s important to mix the oil with another oil, such as coconut or olive, before placing it on the skin, as it may cause irritation.
Be careful not to use too much oil, as it can be…
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