The Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all recognized
the therapeutic properties of essential oils and plant
extracts. The use of plant oils can be traced back
over 6000 years. Individuals in many cultures believed
that scent inspires the imagination and frees the
spirit. In modern society many individuals are finding
innovative ways to incorporate aromatic scents into
their daily lives, to elicit feelings of relaxation
Oil and water don't always mix well, so consider mixing
6-10 drops of aromatherapy essential oils with 1/8
of a cup of milk or soy milk, then add it to a warm
running bath water. Do not add the essential oil blend
until you are ready to get into the bath, this will
allow you to enjoy the initial release of the oils
into the bath.
Facial are another technique used to help individuals
relax. Added benefits to steam facials include cleansing
of pores, and softening of the skin. Adding an aromatherapy
scent to the facial will bring additional pleasure.
a large bowl, a quarter of the way full up with very
hot water. The larger the bowl the more hot water
it will hold. More water will produce more more steam.
Add 2 to 4 drops of your favorite essential oil blend
to the hot water, hold your head over the bowl and
cover both the bowl and your head with the towel.
The steam will rise invigorating your pores. Take
short breaks if you find yourself becoming to warm.
In practice since ancient times, massage is a relaxing
experience of hand strokes on the body to rejuvenate
the mind and body and eliminate stress. Using hands
and fingers, the message therapist alleviates any
kind of muscular pains and discomforts and relaxes
the muscles. Massage creams or oils will help the
hands move smoothly over the muscles. Add essential
oils to scent the massage oil and bring additional
relaxation. Be careful not to apply undiluted oils
to the skin. Pure essential oils should always be
diluted with pure carrier oil or added to an existing
common way to manage muscle relaxation is to rub essential
oil blends into the soles of the feet, and put on
warm socks. The heat from the socks, causes the essential
oils to be quickly absorbed into the skin.
Essential oils have been used for generations to heal,
enhance and maintain good health. Essential oils can
be used as a gentle remedy for headaches and muscle
aches. It is important to understand how your body
reacts to various scents, so that you can induce muscle
relaxation when necessary. Specific health ailments
should always be properly diagnosed from a licensed
medical practitioner, while essential oils can enhance
medical care rarely are they a lone solution to serious
Care or Aesthetic
Essential oils can help decrease wrinkles, clear acne,
aid dry skin and help clear cellulite. Studying the
properties of essential oils and how they can be used
will bring a greater understanding to the power of
olfactory cells in your nose are the only place in
the whole body where the central nervous system is
directly in contact with the external environment.
This fact is not lost on the medical community. The
oldest medical text in existence is recorded on two
clay tablets from the Sumerian period around 3500
BC. The clay tablets discuss the use of aromatics
in medical practice.
of the advanced work on Aromatherapy has been done
in France where French physicians, after completing
medical school, have the option to continue with several
more years of learning so that they can use and prescribe
essential oils in their medical practices. In fact
tradition medicine is now acknowledging the use of
aromatherapy in medical practice . A recent article
published in the journal Pediatrics, indicated that
pleasant odors, can help premature infants that are
in incubators, with the breathing disorder, apnea.
is no certification for aromatherapists in the United
States. However, there are over 2,000 clinical aromatherapists
who prescribe aromatherapy for all kinds of ailments,
including acne, fungus, asthma, allergies, and constipation.
Traditional medicine and ancient remedies are merging
in modern day medicine.
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