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Ebooks On Aromatherapy – Your Personal Aromatherapist

Have you heard about the beneficial effect of essential oils? If yes, you must have wondered about using them as well. However, given that there are a fewer number of certified aromatherapists available and a considerable lack of information about the application of essential oils, you must have given the thought a go by. Not anymore! For there are many books on the subject including aromatherapy ebooks. These books can be your personal aromatherapist for they contain detailed information on various health benefits of essential oils including the number of ways to use them.

Not only that, there are many credible institutes that offer aromatherapy education online wherein you can learn the nuances of this alternative therapy from the comfort of your home or anywhere else. Given the range of essential oils used in aromatherapy, there are plenty of books describing them. Let’s discuss a few topics that are mentioned in the aromatherapy ebooks from Aromatherapy Oasis. However, care must be taken to download the ebooks only after satisfying yourself of their contents.

ebooks on aromatherapy

Fragrant Ecstasy:

The book describes aromas of select essential oils that induce a feeling of romance. It dwells on how throughout history aromas played an important role in the realm of erotica. The fact that essential oils can trigger a raft of emotions in us owes its impact on our limbic system, the supposed seat of emotions in our nervous system. The particular ebook deals with various energetic properties and safety aspects of essential oils. It is a sort of beginner’s guide that contains around twenty different essential oil recipes and tips on romance. Importantly, the ebook is for an educative or informative purpose only and does not guarantee any diagnosis or cure of ailments. To know more about essential oils you can go through essential oil classes, online or in person. You can purchase this ebook at a nominal price of $0.99.

How to make a handmade soap:

Yes, you can learn about making handmade soap from this ebook. The ebook explains in detail the process of soap making with topics like –

 

  • Defining a soap and how to properly handle the ‘lye’ or sodium hydroxide, the main ingredient by using a lye calculator
  • Properties of various carrier oils and how these can help in customizing the soap – even imbibing it with fragrance
  • Use of herbs to color the soap
  • Where to get the supplies for making soaps or selling them later after packaging
  • Costing $9.99, the ebook has more than 30 pages.

Essential oils to support peaceful sleep:

Insomnia can be real troublesome. It can make you morose or morbid, and squeeze out energy, focus, and appetite, besides inviting a host of ailments such as hypertension, general debility etc. One of the reasons for insomnia can be attributed to the presence of increased stress in your life. The best way to deal with insomnia is to make use of essential oils rather than popping pills which could have side effects. The ebook contains twenty essential oil recipes that can help to fight the demon of insomnia. It contains the following –

  • Defining insomnia and the various causes that lead to it
  • Different types of essential oils, the properties of which can be helpful to give you a sound sleep
  • How aroma can have a positive impact on your psyche
  • Safety aspects to keep in mind while using essential oils
  • Guidelines to blend the essential oils and use of modalities such as aromasticks, massage oil, bath salts, diffuser, and sprays for the room and body
  • You can avail this ebook at a nominal price of $0.99.

Why ebooks on aromatherapy?

Since most of us have started using the internet to avail various services, the past time of reading too has changed its character into e-reading. Thus, downloading an ebook on essential oils or enrolling into online essential oil classes has not only become convenient but cost effective as well. Moreover, the ease of accessing aromatherapy ebooks at any place and time of your choosing comes to your advantage.

The use of aromatherapy ought to be followed to reach the larger goal of leading a healthy lifestyle. However, the therapy should either be guided by a certified aromatherapist or learned from specific books (read ebooks) on the subject as part of the aromatherapy education online.

Advanced Aromatherapy Experience of Co₂ extracts

Recently I was blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to France to explore and learn more about the healing and energetic properties of aromatherapy.  Rhiannon Lewis hosted a wonderful class about Co₂ extracts which was taught by the knowledgeable Madeleine Kerkhorf-Knapp.  Co₂ extracts are derived through an extraction method which consists of pumping pressurized carbon dioxide into a chamber filled with plant material.  The liquid properties of the gas work as a solvent which pulls the oils and other substances such as pigments and resin from the plant matter.  It has been stated that the Co₂ method will produce a superior oil because none of the constituents of the oil are damaged by heat as compared to steam distillation.  The Co₂ method of extraction also allows heavier molecules to be carried over into the product as compared to the steam distillation method.  Another excellent benefit of the Co₂ method of extraction is that no harmful solvents will remain in the product as compared to absolutes.

I highly recommend this course because Madeleine has been using Co₂’s in her practice and has shared her vast knowledge on the use of them for skin care (eg: irritated skin, eczema, burns, skin cancer, etc), mind and soul and for clinical applications.  Madeleine also addressed a few myths concerning Co₂’s.   Not all Co₂’s will be stronger than their essential oil counterpart. It is true for some but not all.  So, you cannot just assume that the chemical components that are carried over into the extract will always be higher for example menthol.  Co₂’s is mostly made for the food industry so therefore it is important to purchase your Co₂ products that fit certain criteria chemically or else it will be of no benefit in aromatic applications.  I actually have a wonderful Co₂ extract that I previously thought was good in skin care that will now be used to make some wonderful desserts with.

I learned about so many Co₂ in this class.  I have purchased books on their use but this was much more comprehensive.  We created some wonderful blends while in this workshop and even had the surprise opportunity to blend for other classmates which turned out to be a lovely experience.  I plan to utilize the foot bath along with the aromacare applications.

To summarize, it was life changing workshop in which I had the opportunity to meet various people from all over the world.  It was such a joy to feel so welcome by all that attended.  The learning was made complete by visiting several sites while in France such as Valensole plateau to see the lavendin fields and The International Museum of Perfumery in Grasse.  I am looking forward to utilizing my newfound knowledge and applying it.

 

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Check Out a Bunch of Homemade Massage Oil Recipes

In today’s over-demanding lifestyle, everyone wants to take a dip in the ocean of relaxation and rejuvenate after a long toiling day. Seemingly a beautiful pipe dream, this goal can be achieved by a soothing body massage. But, how many of us can squeeze that ample amount of time out of our busy schedule to hit a massage center? How about making your own massage oil at home? Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
Aromatherapy recipesThe most exciting part about preparing your own massage oil is that you can experiment with different herbs, oils and fragrances to churn out potions that smell heavenly and meet your requisites with ease. But, it’s imperative to keep a few things in your mind before delving into the preparation process. Take for instance, you should learn the technique of blending / mixing essential oils, so that you don’t disturb the delicate chemical balance. Also, shield them from light and heat to avoid them turning rancid quickly.
essential oilNot many know that just like us, the oils too need to breathe. Therefore, make sure to leave a very little space at the top of the bottle so that the oil can breathe. Always store it in a ceramic or glass bottle. Doing a patch test on the inside of your elbow or wrist should top your priority list before using any of these oils. Wait for at least 30 minutes to see if there is any allergic reaction like redness or hives, etc.

Now, without a further ado, prepare your homemade massage oils

A whiff of heavenly romance:
Mix about 5 drops patchouli, 5 drops of ylang-ylang and 2 drops sandalwood oil in about ½ cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil. This concoction can be termed as “a whiff of romance”, courtesy the amazing olfactory impacts, which can linger on for a longer period of time. You can apply this oil before hitting the bed and delve into relaxation with the heavenly scent.
Relaxation

Spice it up with spicy notes:
Mix 4 drops of cardamom oil, 15-16 drops of sweet orange, 4 drops of coriander seed and 6 drops of cinnamon in eight ounces of  grapeseed oil. You can apply this massage oil which has a warm and an uplifting blend of spices. If you want to start your day on a zesty note, then this blend can be your best bet.

Adieu to pain:
Back painMake a blend of 2 drops of black pepper,  3 drops of Sweet marjoram, 4 drops of Plai and 5 drops of Frankincense in one ounce of jojoba oil and apply it to the painful parts of your body. As this massage oil uses a blend that has both mood uplifting and muscle relaxing properties, you can swear by it to get rid of your muscles and joint pain.

Celebrate happiness:
Celebrate happinessCreate a synergy using 4 drops of sweet orange, 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of ylang-ylang, 1 drop of vanilla, 1 drop of vetiver and 1 drop of sandalwood oil in one ounce of grapeseed oil. You can apply with long strokes on your body before taking a bath. You will be surprised at how easily your mood uplifts once you get a whiff of this amazing fragrant oil with ingredients beneficial for emotional well-being. Is your life getting you down in the dumps? If yes, then this blend is perfect for you.

A relaxing nap:
Mix 4 drops of sweet marjoram, 3 drops of lavender, 2 drops of mandarin, 2 drops of  bergamot, 2 drops neroli and 2  drops of vetiver in one ounce of sweet almond oil. Often, getting a good night’s nap is the most difficult thing in the world and nothing really seems to help. However, the massage oil has a relaxing concoction that will accomplish the impossible. Rub on a few drops on your wrists, ears, forehead and feet before you hit the bed.

Also read: How to Carefully Apply Aromatherapy on Children?

You can rely on online aromatherapy consultations to know more about the therapeutic impacts of aromatherapy or essential oil. So, wait no more! Make your own massage oil at home right now.

5 Amazing Benefits of Online Aromatherapy Consultation

Aromatherapy has some amazing effects on your mind, body, and soul. The use of essential oils dates back to centuries ago when human beings depended on the medicinal herbs and plants for the treatment of various ailments. Even today, some people rely on aromatherapy and the significant effects of essential oils for treatment of acute illness or allergies.

However, it is not advisable to opt for DIY aromatherapy at home without prior knowledge regarding the essential oils. There are some products which may not be safe for children or pregnant women. Furthermore, some other products need to be diluted to a certain extent prior to using them. Hence, it is best to go for Aromatherapy consultation before you apply the essential oils on your skin.

The following five benefits of online aromatherapy consultation will further emphasize the idea:

Benefits of Online Aromatherapy ConsultationLearning about the Essential Oils suitable for your purpose

Different essential oils have different properties which may or may not be suitable for your cause. You have to know about them in details if you are planning to blend them in for a personal application. You can also be allergic to certain oils, thereby, prior knowledge and information are absolutely indispensable. It is always better to opt for online aromatherapy consultation before you start using the essential oils on your body, especially on your skin in the event that personal classes may provide a challenge.

Knowing about the process of blending two or more essential oils

Sometimes, you have to blend in two or more essential oils to produce the desired effect. So, if you do not have adequate knowledge regarding the specific properties, you will not be able to blend them in the right proportions. It is needless to say you need some guidance here and nothing can be better than a professional consultation.

Getting to know about the different essential oil monographs

First of all, you need to know what exactly is an essential oil monograph. Well, it contains information, facts and scientific data regarding an essential oil. You should be aware of these if you are planning to try DIY aromatherapy at home. An essential oil monograph consists of the following elements:

  • The botanical identity of the essential oil

  • It’s synonyms (if any)

  • Name of its Family

  • Method of extraction

  • Information about common occurrence

  • Description of the parent plant

  • Chemical components

  • Its therapeutic properties

  • Safety precautions while using it.

An expert aromatherapy consultant will be able to provide you with the details of this much necessary information so you can try DIY aromatherapy at home without any hassle.

Becoming aware of any allergies you have

If you are allergic to any chemical component, you should be extra careful while applying the essential oils on your body or breathing in the aroma. Sufficient knowledge regarding your problems as well as the chemical components of the essential oil you are planning to use is necessary. An effective aromatherapy consultation can provide you with that.

Ability to create personalized aromatherapy recipes for your treatment

It is truly amazing if you can do it. A thorough knowledge regarding the chemical and therapeutic properties of the essential oils is needed to blend them in and drive effective results. You can even suggest your family members, friends or acquaintances to take help of aromatherapy in an effort to support health.

Finding a reliable aromatherapy consultant can be daunting at times. Read the reviews and customer testimonials before opting for an online aromatherapy consultation randomly.

Identify different types of chamomiles from essential oil classes online

German, Cape or Roman chamomile? Blue or not blue? Confusion! Confusion!

It is quite likely to get all confused by the different types of chamomiles available in the wild and also in the market for essential oils. You will feel puzzled by their diverse properties and uses. But, they have certain similarities as well. If you want to know in details, you can always opt for online essential oil classes to identify each variety and learn their uses and significance in the world of aromatherapy. However, this post aims to describe each category briefly so you get a better understanding of chamomiles and clear all confusion before you go for those classes.

Different types of chamomilesFirst, let us turn to the basic three varieties of chamomile available in the market, namely German Chamomile or Matricaria recutita, Roman Chamomile or Anthemis nobilis and Cape Chamomile or Eriocephalus punctulatus. However, there exists several other genus and species of chamomile in which the color and aroma varies. The German and Cape Moroccan chamomiles have an ink-blue tinge which differentiates them from the rest. However, the German chamomile is denser than its Cape chamomile counterpart due to a higher concentration of Chamazulene. Both German and Cape chamomile are very gentle in nature, hence, and very beneficial for skin conditions. Cape is gentle to use with children.

With the help of essential oil classes online, you can learn more about their differences in details. That will help you identify the right bottle when you go shopping for essential oils. When purchasing an essential oil the genus and species should be located on the bottle. And it will also keep all confusion at bay regarding the various uses and characteristics of chamomile essential oils. Furthermore, if you have a knack towards aromatherapy, the oil blending classes will help you pursue your career in that field.

Uses of different types of chamomiles:

Chamomiles have plenty of uses provided you know which one to use when. The following points will shed some light on that:

German Chamomiles–
They are widely known for their anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. Few drops of the essential oil mixed with a carrier of oil can calm your senses and provide you with a good night’s sleep. It is also used in treatment of allergies, dermatitis, muscle pains, skin rashes, sprains and joint pains. Sometimes a migraine attack can also be treated with the help of this mild blue herbal oil. You can know more intricate details by opting for essential oil classes online.

Roman Chamomiles–
Generally, the Roman variety is used to reduce spasm in muscles. It is a great addition to a massage oil blend to treat stomach cramps and to support digestion. It can be beneficial for restless leg syndrome. Sometimes, it is also used to treat asthma attacks, anxiety, nervous tension and etc. This variety of herbal oil is also used to treat menstrual conditions.

Cape Chamomiles–
Although it is quite different from both the basic types of German and Roman chamomiles, yet its uses are somewhat similar to that of the other varieties that are being discussed. It is anti-inflammatory, calming and emotional supportive and can be mixed in perfumes to enhance their aromatic properties.

Also read: Oil blending Classes Online: German Vs Roman Chamomiles

Oil blending classes online or offline can teach you how to identify different types of chamomiles and use them to enhance your health. If you can utilize them properly, you will reap huge benefits in terms of both your physical as well as mental health.

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Learn the Art of Blending Essential Oils in Right Proportion

The uncountable benefits of essential oils are no longer a mystery. The healing properties of essential oil work wonders in eradicating various problems including headache, skin problems, joint pain, etc. Extracted from different plants and flowers, these aromatic essential oils help to unwind both mentally as well as physically. Some of these aromatic oils also have antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which are a benefit for the body.
Art of blending essential oilsYou can use essential oils at home by learning the proper technique of blending different essential oils in the right proportion. You can enrol in essential oil classes online that teach the technique of blending essential oils utilizing the proper dilution. Stumble upon this following excerpt to know how the online oil blending class can help expand your knowledge in this regard.

Attend classes to know the nitty-gritty:

Aromatic oils including Jasmine, Rose, etc. help restore the lustre of your skin. Lavender, bergamot and roman chamomile oils are used as effective stress busters. The beautiful aroma of these essential oils helps improve the mood and offer a soothing experience. Also, they may improve the appearance of skin and promotes its natural glow. Blue Tansy oil derived from the flower help in reducing stress and fatigue. These apart, the essential oil also aids in addressing a host of many other problems. Quality essential oil classes online can offer you a better understanding in this regard.

Prep up for a promising career:

There’s no denying it – you can learn a lot about aromatherapy by visiting different websites or reading books dedicated to aromatherapy. But, when it comes to an in-depth knowledge, nothing can surpass the importance of essential oil blending classes. The best part of these classes is that you can attend them without leaving the comfort of your home. Experienced teachers and experts will be appointed to conduct these online essential oil blending classes.  If you aspire to build a promising career in the extensive field of aromatherapy, then these classes can be your best bet in the event of not being able to attend in person classes.

You don’t require breaking the bank:

Many have an appetite to learn the secret of essential oils and their contribution to our overall wellbeing. But, many a time, learners hang back from attending universities or colleges, as they don’t want to empty their pockets on taking admission, buying books, etc. The aromatherapy classes online will teach you the right blending techniques, different application and advantages of essential oils without costing you a lot of money.  Also, you don’t need to worry about your age and gender because such online study centres welcome everyone.

Related Article: Aromatherapy Consultation is Beneficial in Enabling Custom Blending

Interested to try aromatherapy online classes? You can enrol your name by submitting an online application. In most of the cases, these online study centres provide a certificate at the end of the course.

Rely on Aromatherapy to Keep Work Stress at Bay

In this stress-ridden, competitive world, our jobs are often very hectic and stressful, and this tension can trigger many ailments and diseases. There’s no denying it – the stress in workplaces is a serious problem. Tremendous job pressure, constant exposure to computers, and harsh lighting are a few factors, which can contribute to increased stress at workplaces.

Regardless to say, stress can have a highly detrimental impact on the productivity of an employee. Swearing by a natural method to minimizing stress, they can improve their comfort level at their workplaces and resultantly, improve their productivities. Aromatherapy and aromatic essential oil will help calm you down and thereby help you enhance your performance and productivity.

Aromatherapy, as its name suggests, helps in healing body, mind and soul by using fragrant absolutes and aromatic essential oils. This is indeed an unadulterated natural way of healing dull moods, decreasing stress and various aches. The essential oils used in aromatherapy are concentrated extracts that are derived from the leaves, blossoms, resins, and roots.

Rely on AromatherapyYou can take help of your personal inhalers such as aroma necklaces, etc. when using essential oil at your workplace. This way you can keep it absolutely personal and it will not offend others in the office setting.

The benefits of aromatherapy:
The uncountable benefits of aromatherapy have created a strong ripple across the world. The healing properties of aromatherapy not only work wonders in keeping stress at bay, but also help in promoting an overall well-being. These apart, it also stimulates the immune system of our body. Also, when applied properly, the aromatic essential oils help relive headaches and cramps in a jiffy. Besides aiding in blood circulation, aromatherapy drives away cold, restores energy and rejuvenates skin.

How to use aromatherapy at work:
There are several methods of bringing aromatherapy in the workplace. You can essential oil diffusers thus enabling their molecules to get released in the atmosphere. By inhaling various essential oils, you can enhance your stress-ridden mood, stimulate creativity, improve concentration, and protect your workplace from airborne bacteria and viruses.

1. Neroli oil:
Neroli oil is a natural stress-buster, when diffused it enables the molecules to harmonize with the working atmosphere to keep you relieved. If you don’t get a diffuser easily, then you can put just one/two drops of Neroli oil on a cotton ball or a tissue paper and place it close to your work station. Soon, you will see the aromatic fragrance is working wonders for you. You can use a synergy with a total of 4-6 drops of essential oils. This will help in enhancing concentration and eradicating mental blocks.

2. Basil oil:
Basil oil works wonders in fighting fatigue and stress. A regular use of Basil oil can promote  better concentration and a bounce of positivity to keep you going at your workplace. Take a small bowl of water and mix less than a drop of Basil oil in it. Now soak your towel in it and use it to wipe off your body, especially the exposed portions of your body before taking a nap at night.

3. Lemon oil:
When seasonal flues and colds make their rounds at your workplaces, make sure to diffuse anti-viral oil like Lemon essential oil around your area. This is an excellent way of protecting yourself from colds and flues. Just ensure that you have permission to use in the workplace.

4. Tea Tree oil:
For additional protection from seasonal flues and colds, you can wipe down your keyboard, telephone and other things that are shared in the office.

Learn the art of blending essential oils:
Rely on Aromatherapy Classes Online to know the nitty-gritty of aromatherapy, blending essential oils at right proportions, etc. Through these classes you can learn sitting at home without having to visit learning centers. At the end of these Essential Oil Classes Online, you will grasp the utility of the oils, know the advantages and different uses.

How Aromatherapy Can Work Wonders for Brides-to-be

The wedding day can be a great challenge for brides-to-be. Amid the flurry of activities involved in the process, brides can easily get all worn out. During these times, they face a lot of physiological issues, with frequent mood swings and mental contradictions. Irregular diet and a lot of work can take a toll on the health of the brides-to-be. However, there is one thing that can provide a lot of relief during these trying times. With aromatherapy, future brides can take advantage of the natural ingredients to relieve them of their stress and replenish the natural glow and beauty of their skin.

Aromatherapy for brides

Benefits of Aromatherapy:

There are numerous benefits of aromatherapy. It helps soothe sensitive skin from ruptures and inflammations. Aromatherapy can also help to reduce stress and depression. Using lavender oil or basil oil during bathing can help soothe nerves. Getting a body massage with sandalwood based body oil can help maintain the tissues in the body and soothe nerves as well. Apart from these, lemongrass oil and sandalwood oil are also believed to uplift mood.

Aromatherapy Regimen Which Brides Can Follow:

With a few simple steps to include aromatherapy in their daily beauty regimen, brides can retain the beauty of their skin. It is extremely helpful to detoxify the body completely in order to look beautiful on your wedding day. Indulging in aromatherapy massages from at least 15 to 20 days before the D-day can be of great help. To clear the pores of the skin, deep sea salt or Epsom salt can be used. If these are unavailable, you can even use steam to treat your skin and get rid of impurities clogging the pores. For people prone to acne breakouts, tea tree oil or lavender oil can be a great saviour. Another major issue that should be avoided is tanning. For a maximized skin glow, you can use a protein based face pack and add it to half a drop of jasmine absolute oil. There are different essential oil classes which brides can also take advantage of, in order to know the best solutions for their specific needs.

Dietary Changes to Implement:

Apart from the different natural ingredients one can use to replenish the health of the skin before marriage, there are simple yet effective dietary changes which can be implemented. Water is one of the most effective detoxifiers available. Brides-to-be should drink plenty of water (about 10 glasses per day) to wash out all the impurities from the body. Also eating lots of leafy green vegetables can be beneficial for the body.

Understanding the Best Aromatherapy Solutions:

There is a whole lot of ebooks on aromatherapy available which can help you decide the best treatments for your skin. Apart from providing aromatherapy consultation, these ebooks also help you identify the suitable essential oils and how to blend them in perfect proportions for the best results. Moreover, enrolling for aromatherapy classes online for a few days can be one way to know how to use the right products in the right way.

With several essential oil classes and aromatherapy ebooks at your disposal, you can easily get the best solutions for your health and beauty. Look your absolute best with the right products and the correct implementation of these products.

How to Balance Your Brain with Aromatherapy Workshops?

Nowadays, you live in a world where you have to meet deadlines most of the time. When the work pressure mounts up, your brain gets bogged up. This, in turn, causes hypertension, lack of sleep, depression and other mental disorders. In order to get early relief, you take depressants and other medications. However, these medicines leave side effects on your health. If you are looking for safe ways to calm down your mind, you should attend aromatherapy workshops.

Aromatherapy Workshops

The Way an Aromatherapy Workshop Works

When you enroll at an aromatherapy workshop, you would be taught how each essential oil works on different parts of a human body. You would be provided with a practical kit that comprises of essential oils. The class starts with the identification of primary problems. Accordingly, remedies are taught.

How to Balance Your Mind with Essential Oils?

The aim of aromatherapy in balancing mind is to break out from the loop and get relieved from stress. First, you would learn how the two portions of your brain work. Scientific studies have proved that the two halves of the brain do not make identical decisions.

Look at this example. Hold a finger in front of your face. Look at the finger with both eyes note its position. Now, close one eye. If notice any change in the location, then you can assume that you are getting an unbalanced view. The finger should move both times right and left when you view it with each eye.

You would draw similar experience when you smell something. Take a few drops of any essential oil and smell it through one nostril. Just note how strong is the smell. Take a note on how the smell affects your head, rest of the body and how it tastes at the back of your throat. Repeat the same procedure with another nostril. You would find that effect of smell is not the same as that of the previous procedure. The outcome varies due to the working of the unbalanced brain.

Deploy Alternate Nostril Breathing

At aromatherapy workshops, you would be taught the art of alternate nostril breathing in order to attain balance in your brain. You have to shut one nostril and take a breath through other nostril and then switch over to the other. Using an essential oil of your choice makes you relieve from stress.

At next level, you have to use two different essential oils for each nostril. You have to note the difference when you smell both the aromas together at a single time. When you present brain with two different aromas, you would find that the nostril, which is less active, works equally well as that of other. In addition, your brain generates positive ideas, moods and feelings that add to your well-being.

Aromatherapy offers safe means to balance your brain. When the brain is balanced, you are relieved from stress, depression and other mental disorders. When you attend aromatherapy workshops, use different combinations of essential oils to note the outcome of your brain.

Know What Aromatherapy Is Good For

Aromatherapy applies essential oils to make you feel energised, relaxed and calm. The organic oils work with your sense of smell, you can bathe in them, inhale them or be massaged with them. Aromatherapy uses warm essential oils to enhance your sense of well-being and activate your sense of smell. The oils are dropped into bathing water, massaged into your skin or blended with other oils or steam for you to inhale.

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Uses of Aromatherapy

The essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from raw plant material that can be leaves, flowers, wood, berries, bark, roots, seeds, resin or peel. Only a little amount of organic oil is needed to blend with a larger amount of "carrier" oil, such as jojoba, sweet almond or grape seed. Generally used aromatherapy oils include oils extracted from flowers including, lavender, rose, camomile and jasmine, and oils extracted from trees such as sandalwood and eucalyptus.

How It Works

Aromatherapy works in a way that helps the smell of the organic oils trigger the limbic system which is the part of the brain connected to emotion. This is why an aroma can affect the way you feel, thus helping you relax. Smell is an extremely powerful sense that can work with your memory as well. Some aromas can remind you of people, places or events. The aromas can also take you back to your emotional memory and how you felt about something you are remembering.

The perceived therapeutic power of essential oils is the most important aspect of aromatherapy. For the sceptic, it is also the main question. Very little scientific research has been carried out into the efficiency of aromatherapy. One major difficulty is that it is virtually impossible to conduct randomised double-blind studies involving several odours. Studies have shown that rosemary and lavender reduce cortisol which is the stress hormone. However, various claims of aromatherapy increasing emotional, spiritual or physical health cannot be tested scientifically. What we do have is a lot of people giving anecdotal reports of enhancements in these areas.

Aromatherapy is often used for:

  • Relieving stress and anxiety
  • ​Helping you sleep better, whether you have issues related to sleeping (insomnia) or staying asleep
  • Helping you relax
  • Relieving aching muscles and tiredness
  • Helping in concentration
  • Soothing chronic pain

Aromatherapy massage can have short-term benefits for psychological well-being and a positive though not sustained effect in reducing anxiety.

Quality of aromatherapy varies

We recommend that you refer to a quality aromatherapy consultation or find a qualified practitioner, preferably having training at an institution accredited by the Aromatherapy Council. A good will help you if you're concerned about your medical history, any skin allergies or other health conditions.

Some essential oils are not suitable in case you had undergone recent surgery, suffered from deep vein thrombosis or are breastfeeding or pregnant, or if you have:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Kidney problems

Some oils, particularly citrus oils including, lemon, orange bergamot, etc. react with ultraviolet light and can cause your skin to burn up more easily. Take advice from your therapist before exposing yourself to the sun. Certain medications may also be affected by aromatherapy oils, including antihistamines, sedatives, antibiotics and anti-epileptic drugs. It is wise to always consult your therapist before using essential oils.

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