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How Essential Oils Work in Aromatherapy

Essential oils are natural oils found in plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. Plants naturally create these oils to defend against disease and insects. Essential oils are extracted from plants using a steam distillation process and the result is highly concentrated oil that not only feels good but can be used for many medicinal purposes.

What is aromatherapy? aromatherapy essential oils is a term widely used to describe an alternative medicine and the range of therapies that use plant materials, known as essential oils and other compounds of aromatic plants in order to modify the spirit, mood and cognitive health of a person.

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The lavender oil and rosemary oil are two notable oils that are used quite often in aromatherapy. Lavender oil is used in aromatherapy for treating insomnia, relieve pain, dementia and in their treatment.

Many people choose to apply the essential oils topically (directly on the skin) to treat diseases, infections and injuries. For example, emu oil has several benefits for pain relief and the uses include relief of sore muscles, joint pain or inflammation, carpal tunnel syndrome, gout, shin splints, ulcer, haemorrhoids, insect bites, ear infections, eye irritation, and the bite gel. However, the numerous cognitive benefits, for some, are a more compelling reason to begin using essential oils in aromatherapy.