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What Are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?

What Are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?
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Used for centuries, aromatherapy is said to help both physical and emotional health. From detoxing and distressing to baby bumps and muscle-easing, essential oils have a variety of benefits.

Read on to discover what is aromatherapy and its benefits for the mind and body with ELEMIS’ bodycare collection.

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit, and works through the sense of smell and skin absorption.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils for skin are considered natural remedies and can help you to unwind while enhancing a pampering session.

They are made from plants, flowers and herbs, like bark, peels, and petals. The part that gives a plant its fragrant smell is its "essence.”, and when extracted from a plant, it becomes an essential oil.

What Are Essential Oils Used For?

Essential oils can be found in products such as body oils, bath soaks, candles, and oil diffusers.

They can be used for a variety of purposes such as uplifting mood, enhancing massages, to ease muscle pain, or leaving a pleasant aroma. 

Benefits Of Essential Oils In Aromatherapy

Essential oils are thought to activate certain areas of the brain linked to emotions and is said to help enhance both physical and emotional health.

Benefits can include:

  • Reducing stress and aiding relaxation
  • Helping to unwind and get a restful night's sleep
  • Soothing sore joints and hydrating skin
  • Leaving a beautiful aroma on the skin

ELEMIS’ Essential Oil Bodycare Collection

ELEMIS’ opulent range of nourishing body oils enriched with essential oils are the next level for velvety-soft skin.

Which essential oils are best for you depend on the symptoms you're looking to ease or fragrances you prefer. Aromas can vary from woody type fragrances, to citrus, floral, or oriental.

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