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Aromatherapy - Essential Oils
Monday, 09 February 2009 12:47

Essential Oil and Aromatherapy

Essential oils are the aromatic substance found in herbs - leaves, stems, roots, wood, and flowers – that help heal and cure conditions and diseases.

Essential oil is used in aromatherapy by using oils to improve your physical and mental health.

Aromatherapy can help with many ailments you may have, some of the more common ailments are:

  • Colds and flu
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual pain
  • Acne
  • High blood pressure
  • Indigestion

How Essential Oil is Used:

Using essential oil in aromatherapy through inhalation, application, and baths are the main methods for which these oils enter the body. When essential oils work within our bodies we experience harmony and restore balance to our body and mind.

When using essential oils for aromatherapy make sure they are pure and all natural. Not everything you find will be completely natural.

Some essential oils will contain artificial ingredients and you won't get the full benefit when using these; possibly nothing at all.

Choosing Your Essential Oil:

When choosing essential oils for use in home remedies, you will notice there are many different types on the market. Always make sure you know what you are buying and where it comes from.

Knowing what to look for when selecting essential oils is also important to ensure you benefit the most from them. Look for pure oils not fragrances. There is a huge difference between the two.

Essential oils can be used to calm your nerves and help you relax. They can also help reduce the stress you are subjected to each day. Using essential oils can also help reduce or remove the symptoms of many disorders and ailments.

It is important to make sure you know how to use essential oils properly before you attempt home remedies with them. There some essential oils that should not be used in aromatherapy. A few of them are:

  • Horseradish
  • Pennyroyal
  • Wormwood
  • Mugwort
  • Rue
  • Yellow camphor

Essential Oil and Safety Information:

Essential oils are concentrated liquids that can be dangerous if not used correctly. Know how to use the essential oils you choose prior to use and follow all safety instructions.

Here are a few safety rules that should be followed:

  • Do not use the oils undiluted on the skin.
  • Test for allergic reaction on a patch of skin prior to use.
  • If you are pregnant check with your physician prior to using essential oils.
  • Keep out of reach of children and never take internally.
  • Not all oils are safe to use with aromatherapy.

When you use essential oils correctly, they can help to improve your mental well-being and overall health.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 13:37
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