Aromatherapy is the practice of using the essential oils extracted from flowers, roots, or other parts of a plant to create a therapeutic experience. It is also a form of alternative medicine that is gaining popularity and is believed to provide benefits such as pain relief, mood enhancement, and increased cognitive function.
There are more than 90 different essential oils out there and picking the one that suits your preference can be difficult. Here’s a list of the most popular essential oils and their corresponding benefits. Note: ‘fragrance oils’ contains synthetic chemicals and should not be mistaken for ‘essential oils’.
Lemongrass oil is extremely popular in spa throughout Asia. Distilled from a tropical grass native to Asia, it has a powerful, lemony, grassy aroma. It is often used in insect repellents, room sprays, soaps and detergents.
Aromatherapy benefits: vitalizing, cleansing
Eucalyptus oil comes from the Eucalyptus tree, native to Australia. Eucalyptus has long been used in topical preparations such as liniments and salves.
Aromatherapy benefits: purifying, invigorating
Bergamot is a citrus-scented essential oil extracted from the Citrus Beragamia tree, a native of Southeast Asia, but can now be found primarily in Italy and along the Ivory Coast.
Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building
Cedarwood is woody-scented essential oil that comes from the Juniperus Virginiana tree, which has been around for thousands of years.
Aromatherapy benefits: emotional stress anxiety relief
Rosemary is a mental stimulant also known as the herb of remembrance.
Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying, invigorating
Lavender is a beautiful, heavenly aromatic flower that produces the most popular essential oils. It has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma.
Aromatherapy benefits: balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing
Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular and effective essential oils for aromatherapy use. The aroma of the oil is warm, spicy, medicinal and volatile. It is occasionally used to scent spicy colognes and aftershaves.
Aromatherapy benefits: cleansing, purifying, uplifting
Rose is often associated with romance and love and its oil is one of the oldest and best known of all the essential oils. It is also more expensive than other essential oils in the market because of the number of flowers necessary to create the oil.
Aromatherapy benefits: romantic, supportive, gently uplifting
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