Article Category: Aromatherapy Basics
What is Aromatherapy?
Learn more about the powerful benefits of essential oils Aromatherapy is a gentle but powerful healing art that uses essential oils in a way that can positively effect physical, emotional and mental health. Essential oils are naturally occurring substances found in different parts of plants – the blossom, fruit, leaf, stem, bark, wood or resin…. Read more
Aromatherapy & Sleep Issues
Using Essential Oils to Promote Good Sleep Aromatherapy essential oils can be used to relax, reduce stress and alleviate snoring, increasing the likelihood of a good night’s sleep. Shakespeare said, “To sleep perchance to dream.” Sleep is a crucial component of human life, indeed all mammal, reptile and bird life, so much so that whole… Read more
Aromatherapy & Travel Ailments
Ways to use Essential Oils While Travelling by Land, Air or Sea. Essential oils are considered to be little miracles in bottles and are helpful in many situations. They lend themselves well to helping with travel aches and pains. Essential Oils and Traveling by Airplane When traveling by airplane remember to pack a basic kit… Read more
Aromatherapy Carrier Oils
Carrier oils and bases are very important to the practice of aromatherapy. They play a large part in getting the benefits of essential oil to the body via the skin. Essential oils, undiluted are very potent and can cause burns, allergic reactions or severe irritation if applied to the body “neat”. To dilute the essential… Read more
Learn more about cautions to take with essential oils Pure essential oils are a representation of nature in one of its most powerful forms. Harnessed, essential oils offer a world of possibilities to the knowledgeable user, but along with these possibilities comes a great responsibility. This is educational information and any opinions expressed here do not… Read more
Essential Oil vs. Fragrance Oil – What is the difference?
Asking about the difference between pure essential oils and fragrance oils is a little like asking what the difference is between natural and synthetic products. Both may have their uses and drawbacks. Synthetic products can be cheaper to produce and more convenient (for example polyester fabric) but may have drawbacks such as added chemicals and… Read more
History of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
From the early 10th century until today, people’s interest in using essential oils for health care has been evident. Hippocrates, the father of modern western medicine, is believed to have recommended that the way to total health was to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day. The Babylonians added essential oil to the… Read more
How can I learn more about Aromatherapy?
Learn more about essential oils and aromatherapy with aromatherapy books and aromatherapy schools The field of aromatherapy is undergoing changes regularly. What was once considered to be an “airy fairy” past-time has now grown into a huge industry, virtually overrun with businesses – companies with therapeutic quality essential oils and aromatherapy information, and those trying… Read more
Hydrosols & Aromatherapy
In the late 80″s and early 90″s one of the biggest problems that essential oil distillers had was what to do with the by-product of the distillation process, hydrosol. It soon became apparent that hydrosols had their own healing properties and benefits. Hydrosols are now also known as floral waters, hydrolats, and essential waters. The steam distillation… Read more