A Beauty Professional’s Guide
While browsing the beauty aisles, you've probably encountered "essential oils" and
"aromatherapy" and wondered about their significance.
While these products have an oil-like consistency, essential oils aren’t technically oils at all. They’re potent plant extracts that preserve the plant's unique scent and essence. Meanwhile, aromatherapy is a natural remedy that taps into essential oils to boost your health and well-being. When you blend aromatherapy and essential oils, you get a soothing, rejuvenating experience. Let’s demystify these products further in this glossary.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy extracts fragrant scents from natural oils like eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint to uplift mood. Have you had a rough day? Try lighting an aromatherapy candle andfeel lighter and more relaxed in no time. Or dab on some essential oil to soothe a persistent headache.
Beyond relaxation, aromatherapy can energize the body, promote better sleep, and improve digestion. Aromachologists believe aromatherapy triggers smell receptors in the nose, which relay messages to the brain. These oils can stimulate parts of our brain linked to emotions and even produce feel-good chemicals like serotonin. Moreover, applying these oils to the skin might generate beneficial physiological responses. It's nature and science working hand-in-hand for your well-being!