Friday, February 10, 2012

Top 10 Essential Oils Used In Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years as medicines with healing properties. However, now a days we know a lot more about the different types of essential oils and how they can be used to improve physical and emotional health and restore balance to the whole body. Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine that is categorized under herbal medicine. Unlike herbal medicine, aromatherapy herbs are not taken internally; rather essential oils are inhaled or applied to the skin. When using essential oils proper ingredients, dilutions and preparations are vital to the efficacy of aromatherapy. Essential oils can be used in several techniques such as massage, baths, steam inhalations, vaporizers, creams, lotions, shampoos, gels, gargles, mouthwashes and hot or cold compresses. Determining the appropriate essential oil (as well as a carrier oil if being applied directly to the skin) for your symptoms or illness is required. If you are unsure about what you are doing its best to contact a local aroma therapist to help you with your therapy.  Each essential oil has its own healing properties and aromas. Everyone appeals to different scents therefore not all essential oils will work for every individual. Here you can find a list of the top 10 essential oils.  Read more...

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