The Essence of Essential Oils

Don’t we all wish to get away from the work and chaos and go on a vacation just to clear our heads, who are we kidding? We think about it every weekend, if not everyday. But then the unfortunate reality hits us in the face, the pending deadline, the Satanist boss or just the realization that we just got back from vacation last weekend. It’s in times like these we long for an escape, anything that could help us deal with the stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy is a science based on the usage of aromatic material, used to improve psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy is majorly done through the use of essential oils, they are compounds extracted from plants that capture its scent or essence. The way the oils are extracted is important as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils. Essential oils have been used to treat anxiety, stress, headaches, migraines, insomnia and a number of other physical as well as psychological problems, over the years. The first usage of essential oils was recorded way back in 1186. Their usage has seen an upward trend in the last few decades as awareness about essential oils and aroma therapy has seen a sharp rise, essential oils are even being used with diffusers in homes, offices and cafes to create a calmer and serene environment. So whenever you feel yourself craving a vacation, remember it’s just a few drops of an essential oil away.