What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using all natural essential oils
extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other plant parts
to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely
believed to stimulate brain function.
How Does Aromatherapy Work its Way
into My System?
When essential oils are absorbed through the skin, such as with massage,
they travel into the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system
then circulates them into the bloodstream.
Once the oils are circulating in the blood, they really get to work,
reducing inflammation, fixing imbalances, fighting infection and so on.
Even when you simply inhale the essence of an essential oil,
such as with a diffuser or airborn trace, the oil is absorbed
through the mucous membranes of your respiratory tract and lungs.
From there, it's transferred into the bloodstream to work its healing magic.
Essential Oils when absorbed through the skin or mucous
membranes can promote whole-body healing for our mental
and physical well being. Reduction of anxiety, calmness,
comfort, grounding, euphoria and overall feelings of happiness
are experienced with regular exposure and use of essential oils.
Daily use of aromatherapy products for your body such as
soaps, lotions, body spray and aromatherapy products for your home; organic cleaning products, laundry soap, room sprays all deliver
essential oils to your skin and the air you breathe.
We feel the best way to get a significant daily source of aromatherapy
essential oils is to incorporate them into your daily lifestyle.
Which Aromatherapy Scent Should You Choose?
Sandalwood, Lavender, Patchouli, Cedar, Frankincense, Anise
Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium, Anise
Eucalyptus, Dragon’s Blood, Geranium, Lavender, Grapefruit, Rosemary
Sandalwood, Geranium, Frankincense, Jasmine, Bergamot, Anise, Coffee
Sandalwood, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Dragon’s Blood
Eucalyptus, Dragon’s Blood, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary
Lavender, Sea Salt, Patchouli, Cedar, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Almond, Confetti, Coffee, Oatmeal
Sandalwood, Lavender, Patchouli, Frankincense, Cedar, Geranium, Sea Salt, Dragon’s Blood, Almond, Tea Tree Citrus, Lemon,
Grapefruit, Rosemary, Oatmeal
Patchouli, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood, Almond, Dragon’s Blood, Rosemary
Patchouli, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Grapefruit, Confetti, Sandalwood,
Lavender Essential Oil removes nervous tension, relieves pain, enhances blood circulation, helps with sleep, calms, fights stress and has antiseptic properties.
Lemon Essential Oil cleans toxins, uplifts the mind and body, calms and helps with mental fatigue and anxiety, improving concentration and alertness. Astringent and detoxifying, it's a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin; great for oily skin.
Patchouli Essential Oil is an anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, great for eczema and psoriasis and calms with a grounding effect. It's also a natural insect repellent, antiseptic, good for healing wounds and scars, has cell regenerating properties, and acts as a mood enhancer.
Almond Essential Oil contains vitamin E in abundance. Vitamin E also known as the food for our skin. Vitamin E protects our skin from damaging ultraviolet lights. It prevents cell damage and also fights with some skin disorders. Reduces stress and has a refreshing fragrance which has positive impacts on your senses. The moisturizer in sweet almond oil not only address this issue of dry skin but it also keeps the PH of the skin at normal level. Due to its superb texture it not only easily absorb in the skin but it help to maintain the tone of the skin.
A form of alternative medicine, Aromatherapy is gaining momentum.
It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.
Precautions using Essential Oils
Nothing could be more important than checking the cautions and warnings before using a particular essential oil or blend of oils. Being unaware of the different effect that a given essential oil may have on your body could put you at risk if used inappropriately. Essential oils penetrate the blood stream, regardless of the application, making it critical for you to understand how they react with your body's chemistry. Used improperly, essential oils can be toxic and cause sensitivity to your skin and mucus membranes.
Do not store your essential oils in direct sunlight, extreme heat or expose them to air. Instead, store them in air tight containers, preferably in a cool dark place. Always dilute an essential oil in a vegetable carrier oil before applying and always apply a skin patch test (described below)before applying a new oil or blend. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucus membranes.
Skin Patch Test
To ensure you have no allergy or sensitivity to an oil or blend. Simply wash the "crook of your arm" (the inside bend of your arm) with an unscented soap and water. Pat dry, do not rub. Mix a drop of the essential oil with a drop of vegetable oil you have in your kitchen (canola, sunflower or olive oil). You can mix them in a teaspoon. Now put a drop or so on the washed area of your arm and cover it with a bandage and leave dry for 24 hours. Remove the bandage. If you see redness, feel warmth or itching or see a rash, wash the area and pat dry. We would not recommend you use this oil. If your skin looks normal, you are more than likely safe to proceed using this oil or blend. This is a good test for any new skin product you intend to use, especially if you have sensitive skin.
The essential oils are potent forms of the original plants, trees, or woods. Prolonged use can cause sensitization and toxicity to develop. We like to recommend that whatever your method, when you are using essential oils on a daily basis, take a break. For example, say the first week of the month you'll take a vacation from using your essential oils. This gives your system time to eliminate any build up of toxins.
The information contained within this website is for general information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Before using essential oils, we strongly advise you to seek the advice of your health care professional if the following conditions apply: If you are pregnant or nursing, have known plant allergies, suffer from high blood pressure, asthma, liver or kidney disease, epilepsy or other medical conditions, or are taking prescription or homeopathic medications. Essential oils are powerful and can interact with medications and other treatments.
Key Points to remember about Essential Oils
Essential oils are potent and powerful. Less is always more.
Extended or prolonged use can generate toxicity. Take a break.
Treat essential oils as medications and always keep
out of reach of children and pets.
Some essential oils are phototoxic, meaning you should avoid
sunlight or tanning rays for at least 12 hours after application.
Some essential oils are skin irritants and should be
avoided by sensitive individuals.
Always dilute with an organic vegetable oil or carrier such as salts, lotions
Never ingest essential oils without direct supervision
by your health care professional.