People are obsessed with essential oils. Here’s why – USA Today

Aromatherapy has become a trendy way to treat a wide range of conditions, including insomnia, anxiety and pain.

Some essential oils, derived from plants and used in aromatherapy, also have antibacterial and antifungal properties, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

While scientific evidence that essential oils help treat certain health conditions is lacking, aromatherapy has been used for nearly 6,000 years and is commonly used in spas and hospitals today, according to the hospital’s website.

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