A guide to using essential oils

Plants Network

People have used aromatic essential oils for thousands of years and many cultures have valued them for their therapeutic potential. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences that carry the distinctive fragrance of the plant they are made from. Despite their name, they don’t contain oily or fatty components. In fact, most essences are rather watery and their color often ranges from completely clear to dark yellow.

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Natural aromatic substances are used for healing purposes, both on a physical and psychological level. There are around 150 different essential oils suitable for aromatherapy use today. These are extremely versatile substances, each with its own unique chemistry. Some of them contain hundreds of active compounds which can stimulate certain body systems while calming and relaxing others at the same time. Here’s an in-depth guide to essential oils and how to use them.

Essential oils guide

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