Friday, May 1, 2020

Discussion Post #2 ~ Aromatherapy

A lot of these “studies” regarding aromatherapy are misleading. They were poorly formed and conducted,
leading to inconclusive data. While the oils do smell nice and may make you feel some type of way while
you are using them, there is little evidence to support that it is actually the oils doing the work, and not
the routine itself. For example, if you are taking a bath with a lavender-scented bath bomb after a
stressful day, you may feel happier and more relaxed. However, it is possible that you are feeling that
way for psychological reasons and not solely due to the oils. If you are enjoying the bath and are feeling
happy and relaxed, serotonin and dopamine will be released causing these emotions. It is hard to accept
this idea, especially when so many scented products are marketed for relaxation claiming that they can
ease anxiety and stress.

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