Over the past few decades, there has been a distinct rise in the popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). A big part of this is due to the rising popularity of essential oils. According to the global Aromatherapy Market Analysis, Companies Profiles, Share, Size, Trends, Growth and Forecast to 2024, there is expected to be an 8 percent growth in the global aromatherapy market between 2017 and 2024.
Despite its rising popularity, you might not know what essential oils are. The simplistic way of looking at it is that they are very potent oils, some of which that have been around for centuries. These essential oils are extracted from plants in order to capture their scents, flavors, and overall beneficial elements.
This is one of the more earthy essential oils. It has an herbal, sweet scent to it and it can be used on the skin in order to minimize scarring, act as a healing agent, and even decrease inflammation.
This is a very potent essential oil, so always make sure to distill it. You might want to stay away from using it if you have a history of seizures or you are pregnant as it can have adverse effects.
It should be of little surprise that this is one of the most popular essential oils on the market today. It is packed with vitamin C and has a lot of different skincare benefits when you apply this oil topically. Not only that, it is found in a wide array of beauty products and it also promises to make skin appear smoother, brighter, and clearer.
While it has been shown to help treat anxiety and even aid in some pain relief, it has been known to not dilute very well. You also do not want to apply it directly to your skin as you could experience swelling and redness. You also want to make sure that you avoid direct sunlight after you apply it.