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Published on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 19:11

 

Aromotherapy

 

A Fragrant Cure

A Fragrant Cure

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from fragrant plants to help relieve health problems. The term "aromatherapy" was coined in the 1920's by a French perfumer named Rene Gattfosse. Extracted from various parts of a plant like blossoms, roots and leaves, most essential oils are volatile. They can be either inhaled through the nose or applied to the skin. Practical Aromatherapy will tell you more about this wonderful therapy.

Aromatic oils promote relaxation and generate a soothing feeling, heal minor cuts and insect bites, loosen mucus secretions, soothe muscle aches and pains, enhance memory, and kill organisms causing diseases and infections including bacteria, viruses and fungi.

 

Soothed With a Sniff

Don’t deny yourself the pleasure and the benefits of heavenly fragrances such as Rose, Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree which can assist by soothing dry and inflamed skin, uplifts one from states of sadness and despair, encourages intimacy in sexuality and helps to calm premenstrual tension. There’s more about the use of such oils in Aromatherapy Sniff a mixture that contains oil, like a perfume, lotion or bubble bath or choose from a wide range of aromatic oils available at our store.Add a few drops to your pillow for a good night’s sleep or take your pick of aromatic candles from our gift section.

Soothed With a Sniff
 
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Always remember to dilute oil first with a carrier oil like almond or soyabean, adding one part to one and half parts per hundred.

Add oil to your bath tub and soak in it for 15-20 minutes..

Add few drops to an unperfumed, vegetable-based lotion or cream and rub into your skin. When essential oils are applied to the skin they are completely absorbed and penetrate deeply into the tissues, interstitial fluid and bloodstream. Different oils have varying rates of absorption, between 20 and 120 minutes.

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