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Common Aromatherapy Uses

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Aromatherapy as used today originated in Europe and has been practiced
there since the early 1900s. Practitioners of aromatherapy believe that
every oil has a vibration or note, which can be used for different
therapeutic applications.


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aromatherapy, essential oils, aroma, health, roots, plants, natural,
healthcare, oil, healthy,


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Aromatherapy as used today originated in Europe and has been practiced
there since the early 1900s. Practitioners of aromatherapy believe that
every oil has a vibration or note, which can be used for different
therapeutic applications.

Aromatherapy can be used to relax and soothe the mind and body, to
energize or even to arouse. Aromatherapy derived from the use of
essential oils to solicit specific emotions. Essential oils have been
used for thousands of years for their health supporting properties. The
powerful aromas of essential oils affect your moods and feelings through
your sense of smell.

By selecting a particular scent, you can encourage a state of relaxation,
romance, healing or comfort. Essential oils can be used in Aromatherapy,
to scent potpourri, lotions, cosmetics, perfumes, food flavorings and
medicinally.

Additionally oils can be used in creating sachets, potpourri, reviving
potpourri, and for light bulb scenting. Essential oils can also be used
via the bath, diffusion, massage, or compress. Each individual person,
fabric, or material may react differently to a particular suggested use.

Essential oils can be mixed in a cream essential oil combinations are
applied directly to the skin for beauty care or treatment of sores or
irritations. By using different essential oils, you can control the
nature of those benefits.

A unique property of plants is that many contain natural fragrance or
perfume-like scents known as essential oils. Essential oils come from
plants while fragrance oils are artificially created and often contain
synthetic chemicals.

Essential oils are taken from a plant's flowers, leaves, stalks, bark,
rind, or roots. The yield of essential oil differs with individual plant
species-ranging in most cases from about 0.2 to 2.0%. That's why
literally tons of plant material are required for just a few hundred
pounds of oil.

In some cases different organs of a single plant may contain essential
oils of different chemical composition. In the end, even the smallest
bottle of essential oil can create a lot of powerful solution. It is
important to note that the benefits of aromatherapy do depend on the
unique nature of each person's response to an aromatic stimulus.


				
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