• Can Aromatherapy Relieve Anxiety

    Can Aromatherapy Really Relieve Stress and Anxiety?

    Stress truly is a killer. When you experience stress continuously, this negative mental condition can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, psychological issues and even personality disorders. One way to alleviate stress in your life is through the application of aromatherapy. Certain aromas have been proven to actually alter your brain chemistry. This can bring down stress levels, lowering the production of stress causing hormones. Your brain’s response to these favorable aromas also releases hormones which relax and soothe you. The scent of grapefruit for many people has a balancing and uplifting effect. It gives you a sense of ability or effectiveness that can help you deal with a…

  • Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil

    Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil

    As an effective aromatherapy essential oil, lemon grass is pretty darned versatile. Here are just some of the many uses for lemongrass essential oil. It treats literally dozens of different mental, emotional, spiritual and physical conditions. Need to get rid of some pesky fleas? Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to your dog’s shampoo. Are you always looking at things negatively? Maybe you have just recently found yourself sporting a negative attitude. If so, place just a single drop of lemongrass essential oil into the palm of one of your hands. Rub your hands together firmly, and then inhale slowly for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Varicose veins…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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