Aromatherapy Essay

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Essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy and though aromatherapy is used mainly on relaxation and in relieving stress as well as alleviating pain, the benefits of essential oils are not limited to these.

Essential oils are derived from plants. They may be from the leaves, the petals, the roots, the wood, or just any part of the plant, depending also of the species. These oils are extracted from the plant part in many ways and it requires a lot of expertise.

There are many essential oils used in aromatherapy and essential oils are even categorized into how long their scent will last. Rose for example is one of those oils that are slowest to evaporate and thus, its scent can last up a week. To check out the benefits of essential oils and their uses, here are the most common ones that we often encounter in aromatherapy packages.
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It is also used to relieve pain in achy and sore muscles, sprains, backaches and can help relieve joint pains when used as a massage. Lavender also has antiseptic and antifungal properties that helps in the treatment of various skin problems such as acne. It also heals burns, sunburns and wounds. It is also said to be effective in hair care as it kills lice and their eggs.

Rose - Aside from the popular use of scent of the rose in romance, essential oil from the rose flowers are also good for insomnia. It is also used fore sore throat and sinus and helpful as well in dealing with cramps and pain before menstruation as well as pain during menopause. It has also antiseptic and antiviral properties and helps in boosting up your mood to fight depression.

Ylang ylang - Ylang ylang is another good antidepressant and it helps relaxation as well as reducing muscle
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