Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. The proof that aromatherapy works is in how long it has been used. Aromatherapy is even a multi-cultural healing tool.
It is thought that the Egyptians in 1555 B.C. were the first to use aromatherapy. The Chinese used it as well and compiled a book of which essential oils are best for what. The Greeks and Romans used it as well.
Aromatherapy is a natural way of helping the body heal using essential oils. Essential oils come from plants. Steam distillation is the purest way of extracting essential oils.
You can buy essential oils at most natural stores. Organic essential oils are oils from plants that did not have pesticides sprayed on them. Non-organic essential oils come from plants that did have pesticides sprayed on them. The pesticides can contaminate the essential oils. Making essential oils will give you the power to know exactly how the plants are grown.
Buying essential oils can get expensive, that is why making essential oils is a smart idea. Make sure that when you are making essential oils you store the oils in dark glass bottles. Essential oils are light sensitive so that is why you use dark bottles.
Essential oils can be applied in several ways. They can be massage into the skin using carrier oils. It can also be diffused, breathed in with steam, and mix with water for sprays.
One of the largest benefits of essential oils is that they have no side effects. They are fast acting because they are absorbed into the blood stream through the skin or inhaled. The essential oils are naturally expelled from the body through perspiring or breathing.
Each essential oil has its own natural healing properties. Lavender, geranium, and bergamot help to reduce stress, depression, and fatigue. Essential oils can be used separately or mixed together for multiple purposes.