Aromatherapy Buying Tips
At HealthCare Too we try to select products that benefit you. However, we are human and really want you to understand holistic health products before buying and using. This article gives some useful aromatherapy buying tips that may help you to find the best product. We try to help with tips and articles but there is nothing like your own research!
Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is defined by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. The term was first coined in 1937, but since then, the definition has become an all encompassing name for products including diffusers, beauty items and more.
In order to get the most from your aromatherapy experience, it’s important to understand how the term is being used on modern-day products, said Jessie Violet, a licensed massage therapist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
“Many people have a tendency to think that if something is advertised as aromatherapy that means it’s something natural,” Violet told HuffPost. “Some of those products that you see in stores are completely unregulated by any laws … and their use of the term aromatherapy can be just a product with perfume. It indicates nothing about its natural status.”Some of those products that you see in stores are completely unregulated by any laws … and their use of the term aromatherapy can be just a product with perfume.
Jessie Violet, licensed massage therapist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Integrative MedicineThese products can spark a smile or help ease a worried mind, she said, but that’s often based on a consumer’s likes or dislikes of the scent as opposed to any natural benefits. In order to ensure you’re purchasing actual aromatherapy products, she advises shoppers to always read the label.
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