Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, absolutes, carrier oils and other fragrances from plants to affect someone's mood or health, and is commonly associated with alternative medicine. One of the best known essential oils for aromatherapy is lavender, which is recommended by practitioners for treating wounds, to enhance memory and to aid sleep by combating anxiety and insomnia. Other popular scents include eucalyptus, rose, jasmine and bergamot.

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While pleasant scents can make a room a nicer place to be in and therefore relaxing, lowering stress and related effects, there is no scientific basis at all for aromatherapy or any form of proof it does anything other than make a room smell nice. There are some that give a form of relief for the airways when having a cold or the flu, such as most citrus-based essential oils. While there is no scientific proof that essential oils cure diseases, many people have found great success in their usage.

Essential oils stimulates the powerful sense of smell. It is known that odors we smell have a significant impact on how we feel. In dealing with patients who have lost the sense of smell, doctors have found that a life without fragrance can lead to high incidence of psychiatric problems such as anxiety and depression. We have the capability to distinguish 10,000 different smells. It is believed that smells enter through cilia (the fine hairs lining the nose) to the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls our moods, emotions, memory and learning

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Treating Anxiety with Aromatherapy
... Anxiety Aromatherapy Essential oils are very effective in the treatment of stress and in the encouragement of relaxation. Scents of vanilla, orange blossom, rose, chamomile and lavender {and other flo...
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Treating Alopecia with Aromatherapy
... Hair Care Hair Loss, Baldness Aromatherapy Beneficial Essential Oils for Hair Loss: Bay Cedarwood Grapefruit Jojoba oil Lavender Lemon Rosemary Roman Chamomile How To Use Essential Oils for Hair Loss:...
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