Aromatherapy: Do You Think It Is Real Or A Myth?

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The origin of aromatherapy goes all the way back to pre-historic days, in the countries of China, the Far East, and ancient Europe. The idea of aromatherapy is to treat the body with holistic treatments that use essential oils from many plants and herbs.

These essential oils are usually extracted from different parts of specific plants and combined with diluters such as coconut oil, almond oil, or others.

It often takes huge amounts of plant parts, because the oil content in most of these plants is so low, to yield smaller amounts of essential oil. For example, it takes 440 pounds of fresh lavender flowers to produce just 2.5 pounds of essential lavender oil.

These oils are very popular in different parts of the world. The aromatic plants that are used to make these essential oils have always been known, but it has only been since early 90's that the term "aromatherapy" has been made known.

Some have claimed that essential oils can cure certain diseases, but there are no scientific evidence to back these claims.

Even the natural health experts will only treat aromatherapy as a complimentary therapy only.

Aromatherapy is considered conventional medicine so there is no study or research that will lead to any certification or standardization. This type of herbal science can be used in such things as enhancing the beauty of the skin and hair, and also in influencing one's feelings and mood. Its medicinal properties also may help with ailments. The wholesome benefit for the mind, body, and the spirit, is the best use of this therapy.

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I myself have no experience with aromatherapy. The few people I know that have experienced it, have mixed feelings.

What Do You think?

Since many members of the steemit community are from all around the world, I am curious what the steemit community thinks about it.

What is your experience with aeromatherapy?

How has it changed your life?

Do you think it is just a myth?

Leave your comment below and thanks for reading!

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I absolutely believe it and use it every day in my household by using a diffuser so that everyone in my house benefits from it and it also purifies and cleanses the air in your home. It works like magic, especially if you want to use it to have restful sleep or to keep all the bugs, viruses and sicknesses away Essential oils work with the limbic system, the emotional center of your brain. It is connected to the part of your brain that controls heart rate, blood pressure, memory, breathing, stress levels, even your congestion. Each of these is easily treatable with essential oils. The amygdala (part of the brain that stores and interprets emotion)plays a crucial role in the development and expression of negative mood. The right essential oil can act on the particular part of your amygdala that is associated with these issues. The unique molecular structure of an essential oil allows it to enter the bloodstream fast and produce quick and potent results. Essential oils can be a powerful influence on the limbic system, regulating emotions in ways the conscious mind may not do as efficiently. Here is a link to one of the amazing videos of Josh Axe where he talks about essential oils and cancer.

Hope that was helpful. @joalvarez I also share the basic info in some of my post about essential oils if you were interested

Thank you for your great, helpful comment.

No problem, hope it was helpful

No problem @ptmikesteem Hope it gave you some answers or more information about Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

This works especially for lovers who share the same aroma ..I guess so however have not done it before

Nice post
Aroma terapy memang begitu luar biasa
Selain wangi juga mampu menenangkan pikiran dan membuat rile

Because aromatherapy involves the use of dozens of flavors, I thought to make a top of the most used oils that every person should have at home:

  • lavender oil
  • rosemary oil
  • eucalyptus oil
  • Ylang-Ylang oil
  • peppermint oil (my favorite)
  • jasmine oil
  • magnolia oil
  • lemon oil
  • rose oil
  • chamomile oil

These oils have antiseptic, aphrodisiac and sedative properties, and surely your girlfriend/wife will be delighted with an essential oil massage. :)