Most people shopping for essential oils just know how to remove caps and sniff to inhale the relaxing scent. There are literally hundreds of phytochemicals present in essential oils that give their characteristic smell. The phytochemicals present in essential oils include aldehydes, terpenes, phenols, ketones, and a lot more. Lavender oil, for instance, contains ketones to stimulate cell regeneration, liquefying mucous, and can calm the body. Aldehydes that are found in citronella oil and lemongrass essential oil have anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.
The sesquiterpenes present in sandalwood, cedarwood, and chamomile can help reverse inflammation, increase brain oxygenation, and reduce cell mutation caused by cancer cells. You may want to buy an essential oil that has been organically grown and naturally manufactured without using chemicals when oils are extracted. There are different methods of using essential oils such … Read the rest