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~ AROMATHERAPY ~

September 21, 2017

~ AROMATHERAPY ~

AROMATHERAPY

 

WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?

Aromatherapy (also known as Essential Oil therapy) can be defined by using different parts of a plant's flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind, or roots to extract into oil.  These oils are primarily used to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  It is also thought that the specific oils extracted from the plants can be used to enhance one’s psychological and physical well-being!

 HISTORY OF AROMATHERAPY AND HOW IT BEGAN

The actual term "aromatherapy" first originated in 1937 when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse invented the word after a burn incident he encountered.  After treating the burn with lavender and noticing the burn starting to heal, his curiosity about the healing power of essential was spurred.  Then we have French surgeon Jean Valnet, who also used essential oils to help heal soldiers' wounds in World War II, proving the medical benefits of aromatherapy.

 

BASICS OF AROMATHERAPY

For many years, aromatherapy has been a trusted practice among cultures all over the globe. Natural healers turn to aromatherapy for the many antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of aromatic essential oils.

BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY

What is Aromatherapy used for?  Who can benefit from it?  - Aromatherapy has had many studies in connection with improving both short-term health problems, preventive care, along with more serious disorders.  Research shows that anyone with the following health conditions can likely benefit from Aromatherapy:

 

  • Chronic stress or anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia and trouble sleeping

  • Muscle pain

  • Joint pain

  • Respiratory infections

  • Digestive upset

  • PMS or menopause symptoms

  • Skin problems or disorders, including bites, rashes, bruising, cellulite or acne

  • Blood sugar fluctuations

  • Cancer

  • Fatigue

 HOW DOES AROMATHERAPY WORK?

Aromatherapists, who specialize in the practice of aromatherapy, utilize blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.

Aromatherapy can be performed in several different ways, with the top being:

  • Diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air (or just one single oil)

  • Inhaling oils through the nostrils directly off of a cloth or from the bottle

  • Receiving  massage therapy who works with utilizing oils

  • Soaking in an oil-infused bath

  • Rubbing oils directly onto the skin (mostly mixed with a carrier oil)

It is becoming more common for people to use aromatherapy oil candles, and other oil infused products to reap the benefits of Armomatherapy.   And this is where ErthScentials got started!   We wanted to make it easy for the everyday person to gain the benefits of Aromatherapy and make it as easy as possible.

 

 HOW DOES AROMATHERAPY EFFECT THE BRAIN?

The inhaled aroma from essential oils is believed to stimulate brain function. Two basic mechanisms are offered to explain the purported effects. One is the influence of aroma on the brain, especially the limbic system when it reaches through the olfactory system.  The other is the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils. Both can have the brain react in various of ways to enhance one’s well-being.

 Is Aromatherapy Safe?

YES!  Aromatherapy is one of our favorite, easiest, and MOST effective way to promote the benefits of Essential Oils! 

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 We hope you enjoyed our blog!!  Our goal is to make it simple and easy to be able to utilize the full benefits of Aromatherapy whether you are a beginner or master certified Aromatherapist.  We are all here together!   

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