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Are You Paying Too Much for Synthetic Aromatherapy Oils? How to Make Sure Your Scents are Real

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All aromatherapy products are not created equal; the beauty market is saturated with synthetically-created oils and perfumes that can be relaxing and fragrant but that are not technically aromatherapy products. The term “aromatherapy” is more than 100 years old, and refers to a liquid that is usually a distillation of the natural oils in plants and flowers.

There are other methods of extraction — cold pressing is popular for organic hygiene products — but in general, aromatherapy products rely on steam or distillation to produce oils that are used for therapeutic or medicinal purposes. Over a century ago, a professional chemist found that lavender oil could work to counteract the effects of burns and began to make a comprehen

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