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Aromatherapy is an ancient practice which uses the
essential oils extracted from plants to treat and heal
imbalances in the body, mind, emotions and to improve
health. Aromatherapy is actually a form of herbal medicine,
but instead of using the entire herb, aromatherapy uses the
fragrance and essence of the herb when compressed.
Inhaling the scents of these essential oils is said to interact
with your brain to cause a strong positive impact on your
Why does Aromatherapy work?
Aromatherapy is effective because your sense of smell is extremely powerful.
Your sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any of your other
senses, and smell recognition is immediate. Your other senses like touch and
taste must travel through the body before reaching the brain to cause a
response. Your nose directly exposes your brain and central nervous system
immediately to the scents and smells in your environment. Your brain is
influenced by all of your senses, but your sense of smell has the most
profound effect of them all.
The commercial industry knows how important scents and smells are and they
play to your sense of smell in practically every product that is produced. The
perfume industry is built around your sense of smell, and so is just about
every other industry. If a product has an unpleasant scent, companies know
you will not buy it no matter how effective the product performs.
One of the earliest products to capitalize on the benefits of aromatherapy is
Vicks Vapor Rub. The aroma of Vicks has been used for decades to ease the
symptoms of a cold and flu. In fact, aromatherapy itself has been around for
more than 6000 years. Greeks, Romans, and ancient Egyptians all used
aromatherapy for bathing, massages, perfumes, incenses and even
Studies of Aromatherapy
Clinical trials suggest that aromatherapy may produce positive benefits as a
complementary treatment in reducing stress, pain, nausea, and depression.
Proponents also say aromatherapy can help relieve bacterial infections,
stimulate the immune system, fight colds, flu, sore throats, improve urine
production, increase circulation, relieve headaches, indigestion, muscle
tension, stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
Clinical Trials on Aromatherapy
|Controlled studies have found that lavender essential oils used in |
|aromatherapy is helpful for calming people with Alzheimer’s by modestly |
decreasing agitated behavior.
|A study of depressed men showed that the citrus aromatherapy |
|fragrance reduced their intake of antidepressants.|
|Research has shown that the essential oil Ylang Ylang causes the |
|pituitary gland to secrete more euphoric endorphins.|
|Grapefruit essential oil has been found to stimulate the brain to produce |
|the natural painkiller called encephalin.|
|And studies have found that the scent of the essential oil Marjoram |
|boosts the production of the calming neurotransmitter called serotonin.|Here’s a list of aromatherapy essential oils that are generally regarded as being
uplifting and have been found to have a positive impact on relieving stress and
Click here for a complete list of essential oils and their benefits
Aromatherapy essential oils are highly concentrated and said to interact with the
body’s hormones and enzymes to cause the positive changes in stimulating the
body’s ability to fight pain, promoting relaxation, relieve stress, depression,
insomnia, and positively impacting high blood pressure.
Many of the essential oils are potent and can be dangerous if swallowed or taken
internally. Keep them out of the reach of children. People with certain chronic
illnesses or conditions should not use aromatherapy without first consulting your
|Lung conditions - such as asthma, allergies, and chronic lung disease may |
|become irritated by the oils.|
|Allergies - some oils may cause skin irritation, especially to the membranes |
|of the eyes, nose and mouth.|
|Pregnancy - Juniper, Rosemary and Sage may cause uterine contractions |
|in pregnant women.|
Aromatherapy will not cure depression or disease, but using the authentic
essential oils can be emotionally uplifting and may help relieve tension, stress,
anxiety, and promote a general sense of wellness.
The essential oils of aromatherapy can be inhaled, massaged into the skin or used
in a bath. Preferences of pleasing scents are highly personal, and you may have
to try a few to find the essential oil that you prefer. Even if you have a smell
disorder you can still use essential oils for massage or to bathe with to achieve
some of the benefits of aromatherapy.
Candles, incense, and potpourri are some of the more common methods used to
inhale the fragrances of the aromatherapy essential oils, but diffusers are among
the most popular. Diffuser's are highly regarded by aromatherapists and
alternative health practitioners, because the process is one of the safest and
cleanest ways to disperse scents into the air.
Incense and potpourri often have synthetic scents, which can counteract the
therapeutic effect of the essential oils and interfere with the natural potency of the
oils fragrance. Aromatherapy candles and light bulb rings designed to hold the
essential oils can get pretty hot and can alter the composition of the oils fragrance
and reduce its true effectiveness.
Diffusers utilize a low heat to release fragrance into the air and better preserve the
integrity of the oils. The scent released by diffusers is usually more aromatic and
therefore more effective. There are several different kinds of diffusers, but using
this method usually helps the fragrance to last longer, helps the scents cover a
wider area, and helps release a more effective and consistent strengthen of the
aroma of the essential oils.
To maximize the benefits of aromatherapy essential oils it is also important to
create the ideal atmosphere. To enjoy the complete therapeutic effects, you
should use the oils in a proper, tranquil and restful setting. Although aromatherapy
essential oils are powerful, the effect can be minimized if not used in the proper
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