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What are essential oils for aromatherapy?

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Essential oils are made from flower, herb, and tree parts, like bark, roots, peels, and petals. The cells that give a plant its fragrant smell are its "essence." When an essence is extracted from a plant, it becomes an essential oil.

Lemon, chamomile, lavender, cedarwood, and bergamot are a few of the essential oils used regularly in aromatherapy.

From: What Is Aromatherapy? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health: "Aromatherapy."

Mayo Clinic: "What are the benefits of aromatherapy?"

National Cancer Institute: "Aromatherapy and Essential Oils."

University of Minnesota: "How Do Essential Oils Work?"

FDA: "Aromatherapy."

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine : "Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 07, 2018

SOURCES:

National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health: "Aromatherapy."

Mayo Clinic: "What are the benefits of aromatherapy?"

National Cancer Institute: "Aromatherapy and Essential Oils."

University of Minnesota: "How Do Essential Oils Work?"

FDA: "Aromatherapy."

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine : "Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 07, 2018

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