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What exactly are essential oils? These active botanical compounds come from steaming and pressing parts of a plant, flower, leaves, and fruit. Practices such as aromatherapy have been used for centuries, and diluting oils with a carrier oil, such as jojoba or coconut oil, can make for a relaxing massage. In fact, botanical experts say that using essential oils such as tea tree can help combat athlete's foot, and peppermint oil has been shown to help those with irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, they can help with headaches, insomnia, and even sore throats. The health benefits behind essential oils are controversial; unfortunately, there isn't enough research to determine their effectiveness in our health. We know that smell is connected to our limbic system, which deals with our emotions and mood.

If you’ve been feeling anxious, use oils such as lavender, chamomile, or rose water to help you relax. Oils such as tea tree can help combat fungus behind athletes' feet and even pesky pimples. Studies have shown that Peppermint oil can help patients with irritable bowel syndrome. If you have a cough or a respiratory tract infection. Use eucalyptus oil in a diffuser or inhale the steam by applying a few drops in hot water.

Never put undiluted oils on your skin, and always make sure to check the quality of oils, as they may have ingredients that can lead to allergic reactions. Before rubbing it on your skin, test a small area and see how your skin responds. If you notice small bumps or itchy skin, gently wash your skin with water. Remember, essential oils should never be substituted for over-the-counter medication.

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