Aromatherapy has been practiced throughout the ages from the early Egyptian era when Cleopatra added exotic oils and essences to her milk baths to now when scented candles and lavender lotion can be found everywhere and anywhere.
Imagine the last time you peeled an orange and as soon as you cut into the skin, you felt a sense of beauty and relaxation. Oranges are full of aromatherapeutic scents – the smell of the actual fruit (orange), the sweetness of the blossoms (neroli), and pettigrain from the leaves.
Each has a different and unique scent, and each of them a different holistic medical benefit. Aromatherapy has been recognized as a medical profession in France for many, many years.
Lavender is the most widely used aromatherapy oil – an essential oil pressed naturally from the flowers and buds. It is useful for relaxation, lessening stress and inducing sleep.
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