Considering aromatherapy? A beginner's guide to essential oils

Oils can be used to improve mood, health, studies show

ORLANDO, Fla. – Essential oils seem to be all the rage lately.

Perhaps you’ve wanted to give aromatherapy a try, but you don’t know where to start. 

The popular form of alternative medicine is being used by many people to treat a countless number of issues.

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If you’re looking to explore the world of aromatherapy, follow the beginner’s guide to essential oils below.

What are essential oils?

According to WebMD, they’re made from parts of plants that makers concentrate into oils, which can be added to other oils, creams or gels, smelled or rubbed onto one’s skin or used in a bath. There are dozens of types of essential oils that have unique smells and potential benefits associated with them.


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