Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Provide Amazing Wellness Benefits
One thing we feel very strongly about here at Green Flower is that people should strive to be as healthy as they can be.
We endeavor to give you the best wellness information we can on a consistent basis so that you can lead healthy, full lives (such as with the 10-day Cannabis Health Challenge, which starts on January 14).
Cannabis can be a great health supplement in conjuction with other things such as nutrition, exercise, and reflection.
The use of essential oils and aromatherapy are also great options people should consider adding to their wellness strategies. They work for a variety of purposes from weight loss to relaxation.
And yet a lot of people overlook these essentials oils for one simple reason: they don't know how to use them.
What are essential oils?
A plant's essential oils are stored in special cells, ducts, or glandular hairs that are distributed throughout the plant.
The essential oils protect the plant from injuries, disease, and pests. Many people have found the use of essential oils to provide similar benefits for personal health as well.
Essential oils are usually extracted through a distillation process, often using heat - very similar to the processes for making cannabis extracts.
The use of essential oils is common for chiropractors, aromatherapists, reflexologists, massage therapists, and other wellness providers.
What is aromatherapy?
According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, aromatherapy, is 'the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.'
Aromatherapists use essential oils for topical application, massage, inhalation, or by diffusing the essential oils to stimulate a desired response and/or experience.
The University of Maryland Medical Center has found that aromatherapy helps relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Aromatherapy has also been found to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.
How to discover essential oil benefits and uses
The topic of essential oils and how they are used for aromatherapy is a complex thing. People want to get the most out of their essential oil experiences and the complexity involved can be tough at times.
Many people have purchased essential oils, or even made essential oil themselves, but rarely use them because they don't know when and how to make best use of them.
Our friends at Oil-Testimonials.com have a very active online community created in 2004 that is entirely dedicated to essential oils and aromatherapy.
It's a great resource where you can learn how other people are achieving desired health benefits from essential oils. You can research specific oils you want to know more about, and even discover new options for yourself.
Oil-Testimonials.com makes it very easy to dive into the world of essential oils and aromatherapy. The online community is a repository of testimonials, shared techniques, and best practices – a knowledge base that anyone can make use of and learn from others.
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