Origins and How it can Benefit You
origins and benefits of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy first got its name in the 1920's by a
French chemist named Rene Maurice Gattefosse. He said
it involved using essential oils from plants, flowers,
and roots among other things to promote healing.
There are now many different versions of aromatherapy
and one must be careful in selecting which products
to use and which to avoid. True aromatherapy involves
natural items like bark and leaves that have theraputic
effects on the body. However, there are some products
around that use synthetic scents for aromatherapy.
These candles or incense may smell like the true ingredients
of true aromatherapy, but they are not. In fact, they
can even damage the body by releasing toxins into
the air as they burn. Many candles are even petroleum
based which can also release toxins into the air.
The best type of incence to buy is the kind that burns
using soybean wax. This type burns clean and can heal
There are many different schools of thought involving
aromatherapy. Some believe it can heal everything
from a headache to athletes foot. Others view it simply
as a way to calm their nerves. Still other call cooking
with herbs part of aromatherapy. No matter how you
officially define aromatherapy, however, there are
a large number of testimonials giving credit to the
healing properties of some of the herbs involved with
Lavender can used for relaxing and can bring a sense
of peacefulness to the room. Sandalwood can help ease
stress and anxiety. There are many different types
of flowers, plants, berries, roots, and seeds that
can be combined to have an excellent effect on the
senses. Different combinations can create smells and
aromas that trigger the memory to a happy event or
occasion or just create a relaxing mood for all to
enjoy. Those that struggle with restlessness and stress
could really benefit from burning the pure oils to
calm their nerves.
Anybody can add incence and candles to their room
easily and it can be a great way to heal the body
and relieve stress.
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