Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is probably the most increasingly popular holistic treatment of our age.               

The most noteworthy  psychological benefits of Aromatherapy are spirit stimulation, mental clarity, stress relief and mood improvement.  Essential oils can help the circulation system, support the immune system, regulate human hormones and aid skin regeneration - just to name few of the physical benefits.

The word “Aromatherapy” is a compound Greek word made up by the word fragrance (aroma) and the word treatment (therapy).   the French chemist René Maurice Gattefossé was the first to introduce the term “aromatherapy” in 1928.

Some of the characteristics essential oils exhibit are:  

  • Analgesic (reduces pain sensation)

  • Antibiotic/Antibacterial (prevents bacterial growth)

  • Antiseptic (destroys microbes and prevents their development)

  • Antiviral (prevents viral growth)

  • Calmative

  • Sedative

  • Stimulant  

The olfactory nerves in the nose are connected to the limbic system of the brain. This affects the central nervous system and our emotions, moods and general sense of well-being. Essential oils are also inspired into the respiratory pathways into the lungs and picked up by the blood to be carried throughout the body. Next, when used in a massage or bath, essential oils are absorbed through the skin and carried by blood to tissues and various body systems.

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. They contain potent medical and cosmetic qualities.

Methods and Dosages for Using Essential Oils
 
Aromatherapy with Essential Oils
 
Everyday Aromatherapy Uses
 
Precautions 
 
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