How Essential Oils Work: A Bird’s Eye Overview

If you’re reading this, you most likely use essential oils. You know your antimicrobial, anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory oils, and probably diffuse your comfort oils to bright up the mood. You might also have some overview of the chemistry of essential oils and how to use them safely.

 

But have you ever wondered how essential oils work? How they can affect both the body and the mind, and are there different mechanisms at work? Is it important to understand how they work in the first place?

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Chemistry of essential oils: Why the functional group theory is wrong?

A critical take on the theory after almost 30 years of its existence, featuring 6 international experts in aromatherapy and essential oil research.   In aromatherapy, when it comes to essential oil chemistry, things may look surprisingly simple. You may have heard of phrases such as:   To prepare a wake-up blend, choose essential oils … Read More >

The ISEO2017 Report: Symposium highlights and survey results

In September, I attended the 48th International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO2017), organised by the University of Pécs, Hungary. Pécs is the 5th largest Hungarian city with a rich history and beautiful architecture, located in the middle of the fields near Croatian border and only a few hours drive from Ljubljana where I live.   … Read More >

The complete guide on how to find reliable essential oil information

Last updated: May 2018   When we enter the world of aromatic plants, essential oils and aromatherapy, we’re usually all excited and pumped up to try everything. But it is precisely this phase of initial enthusiasm that may pose a threat. We can quickly misinterpret things or start following wrong or even dangerous advice, ending … Read More >