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This approach to stress reduction refers to the use of volatile (like a vapor or gas) essestial oils, and other scented plant compounds (or substances) to affect a person’s mood or health, sometimes along with other alternative medicine practices.  It is most popular in Western societies.  Aromatherapy for stress relief generally produces a calming effect.  Aromatic oils considered best for stress relief include:
      –  Lavender
      –  Jasmine
      –  Orange
      –  Tangerine 
      –  Ylang-ylang
      –  Juniper
More information related to aromatherapy and other approaches to stress reduction can be found in our Mental Health Channel.