• Using Lavender Essential Oils

    Using Lavender Essential Oil

    Lavender is renowned for its soothing and calming scent, an aromatic note which helps ease anxiety and stress. With its antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-inflammatory properties, the gentle oil has a history of use in relieving skin irritations, including burns, cuts, bruises, rashes, and innumerable skin conditions. Moreover, the grounding and mentally balancing aroma fortifies mental health, aiding depression and easing sleep. The oil is so gentle and it can be used neat or undiluted for many users. As always, test for sensitivity before applying full strength. 5 Ideas for Using Lavender Essential Oil The following are five protocols to support your body and mind with lavender essential oil. Anxiety As…

  • how aromatherapy benefits the nervous system

    How Aromatherapy Benefits Your Nervous System

    Some essential oils, through either massage or aroma, quickly treat the nervous system. Since the nervous system closely links the mind and body, the oils that influence your nerves have multiple benefits. Clary sage, lavender, melissa, chamomile, juniper, marjoram and rosemary all have calming, sedative, analgesic and/or antiseptic properties. They calm the nerves that trigger activities in your muscles, and are also influential over your sense of pain and how relaxed you feel. Your nervous system is closely related to more internal processes than any of your other systems. So you will see the essential oils listed above used frequently as “treat all” applications though massage and in aromatherapy diffusers.…

  • How-to-Choose-an-Essential-Oil-Diffuser

    How to Choose an Essential Oil Diffuser

    The 4 Different Types of Diffusers If you are getting into the aromatherapy game you may be confused by the different types of diffusers available. Basically, there are 4 different form factors to choose from. Each essential oil diffuser type has positives and negatives, which are covered below. Heat Diffusers Heat diffusers are simple and inexpensive. Technically, they are probably the easiest to understand. Some type of heat, supplied by a candle or light bulb in most cases, causes your essential oils to evaporate into the air. Many aromatherapy enthusiasts find that this unevenly breaks down your essential oil. The simpler components in your oil break down quickly and are…

  • history of aromatherapy

    History of Aromatherapy

    The practice of using plants for their healing and other properties has existed for centuries. In fact, the use of frankincense, cedar wood, juniper berry and myrrh for mummification goes back more than 5,000 years. As early as 3,500 BC, the ancient Egyptians used those herbs to preserve royalty in a quest for immortality. Those same Egyptians also burned incense to honor their many gods. Asclepius was a Greek physician who used herbs during surgery in 1,200 BC. Hippocrates sought natural answers for sickness, studying and documenting more than 200 herbs before his death in 377 BC. From 146 to 199 AD, Greek physician Claudius Galen expounded on the healing…

  • Healing Eucalyptus Oil

    Eucalyptus for Easy Breathing

    Eucalyptus essential oil may well be the first essential oil you ever experienced. It is often used to clear breathing and fortify respiratory function; eucalyptus oil offers a number of health benefits. For instance, the oil possesses natural cleansing and purifying properties that help protect against environmental threats. Eucalyptus oil supports immune system function, which is essential when there are seasonal hazards. The oil can be used to fortify oral health (dilute with water and use as a gargle, not to be taken internally). Moreover, eucalyptus can help soothe and relieve muscle soreness and fatigue, while reducing stress. The oil’s strong purifying and cleansing properties, along with its natural ability…

  • Healing Eucalyptus Oil

    The Healing Power of Eucalyptus Oil

    The chances are that at some time in your life, you’ll have had a medicine that contained eucalyptus oil in it. Most of the time, it’s very obvious that it’s in the medicine or treatment that you’re taking. The taste and smell are quite distinctive – but have you ever wondered what it was about the humble Australian gum tree that makes it such a medical necessity? Eucalyptus oils can either be rubbed onto any part of the body that might need it or taken internally – usually as an ingredient in a pill or inhaled through vapor form or by putting a few drops of oil on a cloth…

  • Basil Essential Oil

    Using Basil Essential Oil

    How Basil Essential Oil Can Help You Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you easily distracted? Try using basil essential oil to help sharpen focus. Often used in cooking, basil offers a number of health benefits whether taken internally or applied aromatically or topically. The oil possesses natural cooling properties when it comes to the skin helping relieve minor skin irritations. In fact, when applied to the temples and/or the back of the neck, basil can ease tension or stress. The oil supports memory function and enhances alertness, making it perfect for brainwork. Not only does it strengthen the mind and skin, but it also alleviates sore muscles and joints…

  • UsingEssential Oils For Aromatherapy

    Using Essential Oils in Aromatherapy

    What Exactly Is Aromatherapy? 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 and rubs directly to the skin to alleviate pain. Sign up to get your free copy of my 18 page Special Report Detoxify Your Life with Essential Oils. As a bonus, you will receive my 12 part email course on how to use essential oils to improve your health and well-being. Detox with essential oils! Yes! Send me my Free Report! Disclaimer: The information…

  • Using Oregano Essential Oils

    Using Oregano Essential Oil

    Oregano is certainly versatile whenever mealtime rolls around. But oregano essential oil (scientifically known as origanum vulgare in case you were wondering) is also extremely well-rounded. Using oregano essential oil has really begun to gain in popularity in the early 21st century. Oregano Is Not Just for the Kitchen Anymore! You can expect a crisp and herbal scent from oregano oil. Unlike the majority of essential oils used in aromatherapy, oregano does not necessarily have what you would consider an attractive or desirable smell. But as an antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, and immune system stimulant it is extremely effective. Just as eating oregano with your meals is good for you,…

  • What Are Essential Oils

    What are essential oils?

    Essential oils are being used in many different ways to improve the quality of life for people all over the world. But what are essential oils, and where do they come from? 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. This process uses steam to pull a small amount of volatile oil out of…

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