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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils, plant materials, and other natural oils and substances for their aromatic properties. Aromas can heal, and that is the purpose of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can also be used to describe the application of aromatic oils applied directly to the skin to alleviate pain.

Essential oils are used as a natural or holistic remedy for various ailments. There is a long list of things they can help with. While they are not meant to replace medical treatment, they can help complement and help with everything from migraines to skin conditions.

Essential oils can help relieve:

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Chronic pain
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Cups, scrapes and burns
  • Signs of aging and wrinkles
  • Anxiety, stress, and depression

 Aromatherapy is used to stabilise, balance and ensure the wellness of our mind, body and spirit. It seeks to merge physical, psychological and spiritual processes to boost an individual’s innate recovery process.

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What Are Essential Oils and How Do They Apply to Aromatherapy?

Essential oils can also be called volatile oils. This simply means that they are extremely aromatic in especially small quantities. The oil can come from flowers, herbs and other plant matter. They disperse easily into the atmosphere, and if you leave a bottle of essential oil uncapped, it will evaporate.

The most common method of extracting essential oil from a plant is through distillation.

Since a very small amount of these oils is highly potent, essential oil is usually diluted before inhaling or applying to your skin. Products known as essential oil diffusers come equipped with water tanks that require only the addition of a few essential oil drops to diffuse the surrounding air for several hours.

As mentioned above essential oils can be absorbed through your nostrils, or by directly applying them to your skin. Stress, headaches, depression, fatigue, asthma, dandruff, bronchitis, psoriasis, bad breath, gout and dozens of other conditions respond favorably when the correct essential oil is inhaled or applied. Essential oils have become accepted by traditional medical experts as acceptable ways to naturally treat a long list of conditions, both physical and mental.

Essential Oils have many mental and emotional benefits, including;