Are Essentials Oils Good For Us? | SHE-ensya Why Series

Hello Science Fans!

Are essential oils essential to our lives?

In this episode of the SHE-ensya Why Series, we look at the science — at least, what little there is — on the use of essential oils. We discuss how its components are highly varied, and why this makes it inconsistent at best, and dangerous at worst. We discuss how it is used, and how the substances in it affect our bodies. And we look at why it has been very difficult to study scientifically.

So if you want to find out if you should be inhaling that peppermint sage oil, then please watch this video!

The SHE-ensya why series will dissect some of our most head scratching why questions, teasing out the scientific principles from historical records, conspiracy theories and mass media. 

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And remember, when in doubt, always use your (con)science!