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How Essential Oils Are Produced and Affect Emotions?

How Essential Oils Are Produced and Affect Emotions?

HOW DOES ESSENTIAL OIL AFFECT EMOTIONS WITH THE SCENT? When you inhale aroma, its scent molecules—the VOCs discussed earlier—enter your nose, where they remain in a part of the nasal lining (the olfactory membrane). Within this lining is the olfactory epithelium, a specialized tissue containing receptor neurons (nerve cells) that become containers for the scent molecules. These neurons don’t just trap the scent molecules and hold them inside the nose....

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How Many Models of Aromatherapy?

How Many Models of Aromatherapy?

Over the course of recent history, three models, or systems, of aromatherapy have dominated the landscape—the British model, the French model, and to a lesser extent the German model. One could argue that a fourth unrecognized model exists—the American model that incorporates aspects of all three. Each of these models has contributed to the current knowledge and clinical use of essential oils in different ways.   French Model The French...

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What Plant Parts That Produce Essential Oils?

What Plant Parts That Produce Essential Oils?

It is important to consider the practical applications since essential oils derived from different parts of a plant can have very different uses and cautions. So, before you start using a particular oil to treat a specific condition, be sure you’re using the right one for the purpose. The following chart provides a quick overview of the plant parts that make up your favorite oils.

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What is an essential oil?

What is an essential oil?

Plants are capable of synthesizing two kinds of oils: fixed oils and essential oils. Fixed oils consist of esters of glycerol and fatty acids (triglycerides or triacylglycerols), while essential oils are mixtures of volatile, organic compounds originating from a single botanical source, and contribute to the flavor and fragrance of a plant. Many of the single constituents found in essential oils are used by insects for communication, and are known...

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