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In 1997, the International Standards Organization (ISO) definedTrusted Source an essential oil as a “product obtained from vegetable raw material, either by distillation with water or steam, or from the epicarp of citrus fruits by a mechanical process, or by dry distillation.”

Therapy definition and variants

Aromatherapy - Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years, with the aim of improving a person’s health or mood.

However, users should be aware that “natural” products are also chemicals, and they can be hazardous if used in the wrong way. It is important to follow the advice of a trained professional when using essential oils. [Read more...]