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Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, An Introductory Guide

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    Hatice Yaltırakhas quoted4 years ago
    That’s what makes them easy to inhale in aromatherapy, and it’s what makes them effective for other medicinal uses.
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    Most essential oils are obtained from plants by one of three basic methods: distillation, expression, and either solvent extraction or hypercritical CO2 extraction.
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    But essential oils vaporize when they’re heated. That’s what makes them easy to inhale in aromatherapy, and it’s what makes them effective for other medicinal uses.
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    Not only do these compounds give plants their powerful scents, they also make plants particularly potent for a wide range of uses
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    Each plant species has a unique combination of 100 or more terpenes, which make the scent of that species different from the scent of any other.
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    They come from a group of chemical molecules in plants called terpenes (or hydrocarbons), the cellular-level compounds that create a plant’s scent.
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    Although essential oil methods are not complicated, it’s important to lay the groundwork and build working knowledge about essential oils
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    part of their allure is that the methods are quite simple
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    Different regions have different plants, but people’s reactions are almost universal: the sudden thrill at a familiar perfume, an immediate uplift in mood, an automatic smile, and often a sigh of relaxation.
    lina 💫has quoted3 years ago
    Different regions have different plants, but people’s reactions are almost universal
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