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Aromatherapy 

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Aromatherapy
refers to the use of essential oils from aromatic plants for the purpose
of enhancing health and beauty, oils containing trace elements of
nutrients, hormones, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and antibodies, along
with anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic and
anti-oxidant properties. Its origins lay back far in history, but today
is making a dramatic return mainly for lifting up stress.

lady in bubble bathUsing
essential oils on a regular basis will enhance your overall health,
beauty and psychological wellbeing, as well as help your body build a
stronger immune system and the best way to enjoy them is to drop a few
in our bath.

Throughout
history, aromatherapy has been used in one form or another all over the
world to alleviate anxieties, increase dreaming, eliminate sorrow and
act as a general antidote for toxins. Other therapeutic uses included
alleviation of headaches, congestion, rheumatism and indigestion, skin
ailments, such as burns and abrasions. 

The
essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from many parts of the
aromatic plant like leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, roots, barks, fruits
and resins and only small amounts are needed as they are highly
concentrated.

Rose
is one of the most expensive oils as it requires 2,000 pounds of
rose petals to produce one pound of essential rose oil.

Lavender
is compatible with all other essential oils and has an extremely wide
range of applications. 
lavender plants


Piotr Adamczyk, FeaturePics.com

The
essential oil of the orange is sweet, warm and full of
uplifting, happy notes, conveys happiness and refreshing
lightheartedness. Used in massage oil helps uplift the spirit and take
away feelings of depression.

It
is also high in vitamins A and C, being beneficial to both dry and oily
skin. Combined with cypress oil is a very effective
treatment for cellulite, as it will increase circulation and stimulate
the release of excessive water and toxins stored in those areas. 
 

Mixed
with jojoba oil it is also a culinary favorite, giving
cakes, cookies, puddings and ice cream a wonderful natural flavor. 
 

Peppermint
oil
is a fresh, clean and cool fragrance that helps you become
clearheaded and have a refreshed outlook on the world and the ylang
ylang oil
is an excellent cosmetic.

 

More useful information on aromatherapy
massage
and 
aromatherapy diffusers
.