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Making sense of scents: Do essential oils really work?

You’ve dabbled in essential oils. Maybe you’ve experienced the tingling sensation that peppermint gives when you rub it on your temples or maybe you’ve gotten a great nights sleep after putting a few drops of lavender in your diffuser.

If you’re new to essential oils you’ve probably asked yourself or someone you know questions like “Are essential oils a hoax?” and “Do essential oils work?” The answer is no to the first question and yes to the second.. Peppermint and lavender are just a couple of examples that essential oils have some real power, but it goes past that initial feel good moment that you get when you rub on that peppermint.

You’ve probably heard others talking about how essential oils work for them or experienced them working yourself, but you may not know how or why. Keep reading for all the answers!

Essential oils have been around for about 5000 years.

Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Persians, and Germans used essential oils for things like spiritual and religious practices, beauty routines, flavoring foods, and supporting overall wellness. But is there any science to support those benefits? Yes!

Do essential oils work?

Absolutely—if you’re using them correctly. There are many uses and benefits that essential oils offer, but you have to use them correctly. Each oil comes from a plant or are a blend of plants, so they all have different uses.

Are essential oils safe?

The short answer is yes. With a few guidelines to follow. They’re powerful tools, and like any tool, be sure to follow label instructions and start slow with any new oil.

Still skeptical about essential oils? The best way to find out if they really work is to try them. We should warn you—once you try them, you’ll absolutely love them.

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Springdale, AR 72764

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