Aromatherapy has been around for the last 6,000 years but has seen its rise in popularity around 2015 for the United States. Essential oils may relieve anxiety, boost memory, support circulatory systems, and a gamut of other functions. In today’s market, there are over 90 oils that are available for purchase and many people report benefits from their use. Some include peppermint, lavender, and sandalwood. These scents may stimulate the limbic system which is heavily involved in forming memories.
Most popular essential oils like lavender, peppermint, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus are distilled or extracted and can be placed directly on the skin or in a nebulizer or diffuser. A variety of options are on the market to help people decide how intense, enduring or gentle they want the experience of interacting with the extract to be.
Some essential oils are used as a pesticide to deter rodents, insects, and fungus from invading your home or workspace! With rodents and insects, the oil can and may overload their senses, causing them to be deterred from entering or interacting with whatever you have placed the essential oils on. Fungi need an almost entirely sterile environment to be able to germinate or grow due to the nature of how they develop. The oil prevents the spores of fungi to bind themselves to the substrate material that has been doused in the liquid. Fascinating!
Overall essential oils are on the rise in popularity due to just how powerful they are and the variety of application they have to offer. Also, people have shared that using natural options for health make more sense to them.