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What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work?
Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being. However, some of the health claims associated with these oils are controversial. This article explains all you need to know about essential oils and their health effects.

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Essential Oils

  • Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants and capture their scent and flavor, or "essence", enhanced with aromatic compounds.

  • Essential oils are made via distilla...

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Types of Essential Oils

There are more than 90 types of essential oils, claiming varying health benefits. It is important to note that many of their claims are still not accepted by the scientific authorities....

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Using Essential Oils

Essential Oils are widely used to treat certain health conditions and problems. Some claim that these oils can help with:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • I...

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Choosing The Right Essential Oils

Essential Oils are part of an unregulated industry, with the quality, composition, and effects varying greatly. A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Choosing high-quality oils without addit...

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