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The Benefits of Aromatherapy
Do you realize the benefits that aromatherapy can bring into your life? Itís not just putting a few drops of essential oils into your bath or putting a few drops into a mist bottle and creating a room freshener.
Aromatherapy is actually the base of which perfume was created. The word aromatherapy was first used by French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse. He was devoted to researching various essential oils after an accident in his perfume laboratory. The accident involved setting his arm on fire and he thrust it into the nearest pot that he thought to be cold water, but was actually lavender oil.
You might want to study how to use essential oils and how to use them safely. Individuals with high blood pressure may need to avoid these particular essential oils:
People with diabetes might want to avoid angelica oil. Pregnant women might want to avoid:
These oils can stimulate the uterus. Pregnant women might also want to avoid:
On the other hand, is youíre looking for an oil to Reduce Stress take a look at these Five Essential oils:
Lavender- Said to be used by the Ancient Egyptians more that 2500 years ago, is used in todays market for treating insomnia, and provides stress relief.
Rosemary Ė Used for muscle pain relief
Spearmint Ė Aids in digestion and soothes nausea and vomiting.
Bay Laurel and Ylang Ylang- The are used in treating skin rashes, stomach ailments and rheumatism. They also appeal to men when used in menís scents.
Any of the essential oils mentioned above can be added to a warm bath with sea salts for relaxing your muscles or reducing stress. Just remember if you don't add the oils directly to the sea salt, add the oils after you stop the water from running. Essential oils are very volatile and will evaporate quickly when exposed to the air.
There are many benefits to using aromatherapy, your job is to determine what works for you.
Life Never Smelled So Sweet!
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