Essential oils are the oils that are derived from plants, rather than oils that are produced using ingredients that are artificial. Many people believe that in order to effect medicinal advantages it is required to just use essential oils and artificial or “fragrance oils” is not going to achieve the jobs. One of the most used essential oils is that derived in the Eucalyptus plant and aura cacia lavender oil uses is as the inhalant expelled when rubbed on skin or the torso in Vick’s Vapor Rub.
Frequently Chinese teas are used for medicinal purposes yet in the Western world the advantage is considered to be based on the ingestion of the tea itself, nevertheless in the Eastern world the advantage is considered to be derived in the aroma of the tea and consumption into the respiratory system, in place of the digestive system. You will find many questions as to how our health, influence. Aromatherapy is the department of science that attempts to discover effect and cause.
One of the problems in determining what’s the causative agent in oils, whether aroma or essential, is whether the gain is produced from the reaction or from a part of the oil by the olfactory nerves to the scent the oils create. Here’s an example.
Lavender oil is popular oil that’s historic use as a “relaxant, anti-stress oil”. For centuries it was used to help relax the anxiety, go to sleep, as a relaxing agent. Cleopatra used to have the sails of her boats drenched as the scent wafted in front of her coming to announce her coming, in lavender essential oil. It’s rumored she also used it to “still the enemy” before the attack.
Now with the chemical production of lavender scent the question begged is will the same relaxing effect be produced by the same scent? If so, is the causative factor the way our body responds to the scent itself rather than to the chemical ingredients of the oil itself. A word of warning though is because fragrance oils are essentially petroleum based no fragrance oil should be consumed by any one as it can be dangerous.