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What Are Essentials Oils?

Those mysterious little brown bottles used to be found only in health food stores–and were usually stocked next to other mysterious little bottles. But today, volatile organic compounds, which the layperson knows as essential oils, are found in drugstores, supermarketsĀ and even in discount department stores nationwide. But what are essential oils, exactly? Just as with… Continue reading What Are Essentials Oils?

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What Is Aromatherapy, Exactly?

Answering the question, “What is aromatherapy?” can be both amazingly simple and mind-boggling complex. The short answer is this: “Aromatherapy is the use of scent to promote healing in the body.” But to the thousands of aromatherapy enthusiasts who incorporate volatile organic extracts–what most people call essential oils–into every facet of their daily lives, “aromatherapy”… Continue reading What Is Aromatherapy, Exactly?