Wednesday, July 21, 2021


 I was really interested in learning all about Aromatherapy in the Mass Delusions and Hysteria. I was always a bit of a skeptic when it came to really dramatic health claims, especially because a lot of these claims come straight from aromatherapy marketing and not actual doctors. I personally am a huge fan of lavender and eucalyptus scents in candles, bubble baths and other things. I also know that lavender isn’t going to eradicate all my stress before a big exam. That all being said, I do believe there is a time and place for aromatherapy. It is no question that smells impact us as humans. Familiar scents can bring comfort, so I do still like lavender sleep before bed. Has there been times when I doused myself in lavender and I did not sleep at all? Yes. I think the aromatherapy market can also be dangerous as well. First, some of these oils have toxic and unsafe ingredients in them that cause problems when applied to skin or adjusted. I have also read some things about how certain oils that are diffused can be unsafe for dogs and pets.  I also think this is something that some people can be fooled into thinking will replace modern medicine. I had a coworker who refused to take advil for headaches and only rolled on peppermint oil. I think there needs to be more actual research into these aromatherapy products, especially the brands that are sold as part of a Pyramid scheme or multi level marketing. 

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