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What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is an ancient art of body massage used for thousands of years to enhance physical and emotional well-being. Aromatherapy is a branch of herbalism.
Where did Aromatherapy start?
Aromatherapy can be traced back as far as 2000BC. Medical history reveals that the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Indians developed the use of essential oils for their therapeutic powers. They used them for healing purposes and were greatly dependent on these oils to maintain mental and physical health.
Effects of Aromatherapy and its benefits:
The study of "aromatherapy" may best be considered in these four areas of application:
Aesthetic - The essential oils have a remarkable impact on the beauty of skin and hair.
Psychological - the aromas of the oils enhances our moods and feeling
Holistic - the integration of the divine into the body, mind and spirit through the flavors of aroma.
Medical - the essential oils have a medicinal effect in enhancing and maintaining a state of homeostasis.
Aroma Therapy Oils- Method of application
Aromatherapy oils are essential fluids distilled from the leaves, stems, roots, flowers, or bark of medicinal plants. The oils are very concentrated, and are generally diluted with carrier oil, such as almond oil. These oils, in their purest form, are very expensive, because the amount of oil which a plant will yield is very small. For instance, 500 pounds of fresh lavender flowers will yield a maximum of 3 pounds of essential oil of lavender.
Aromatherapy and essential oils are used for various purposes, such as to calm or rejuvenate the body and mind. Commonly used aromatherapy oils include lavender, geranium, black pepper, clove bud, spearmint, juniper berry, lemon and eucalyptus.
Consult a professional to know which aromatherapy oil is right for you, or view some common symptoms and the appropriate oils to use for each. Applying the right oil will improve your health and will keep you fit and strong through out the day.