What are the benefits of essential oils?
When connected to aromatherapy, essential oils have been shown to have beneficial effects as a complementary therapy on long-term stress, anxiety, depressive states, and to help with relaxation and sleep. Some studies have even shown that some essential oils might have an effective action against respiratory pathogens.
The benefits of essential oils vary from person to person: while some might use them only to provide a natural scent to their homes, others use them as a complement to a natural, healthy lifestyle – like relaxation aids.
Because essential oils are so concentrated and made from plants, they can cause an allergic reaction when in contact with the skin. However, essential oils that are not specifically made to be ingested or applied topically should never be used as such.