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Numerous articles and information related to aromatherapy, and the use of essential oils to relieve stress, lose weight, and in holistic medicine.



Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0400

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:49:43 -0400

 



Carrier Oils

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0400

It is important to learn not only about the variety of essentials oils and their benefits, but also the way to properly combine them with a carrier oil before applying to the skin. Essential oils are concentrated and alone are very potent. Carrier oils carry essential oils to the skin safely. If essential oils are applied directly to the skin they can irritate it and have a negative effect instead of fulfilling their helpful, healing purpose.

Carrier Oils



Aromatherapy in Labor and Delivery

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The time has come. After nine months of anticipation you are standing at the door, suitcase at the ready, stopwatch in hand. You have timed the contractions at every two to five minutes on the dot, and as the drama of birth opens its curtains before your very eyes, you wonder if all your preparations will have been enough.

Aromatherapy in Labor and Delivery



Aromatherapy in Pregnancy

Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pregnancy and childbirth is the most wondrous experience of a woman’s life. To describe it, one must use a list of contradictions. What other event can be so universal, yet so personal? At what other time does a woman feel more in tune with her feminine side, while yet tapping into her strongest reserve of raw power? What other rite of passage takes her to the very doors of death, only to open them and find new life? There is no other time when a woman can feel so sick while being in perfectly good health. There is no other event quite like it.

Aromatherapy in Pregnancy



Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 17:56:47 -0400

Properties of common aromatherapy oils.

Mandarin essential oil is a soothing, cheering and gentle essential oil. Mandarin essential oil is useful in body skincare blends especially for softening stretch marks. Mandarin essential oil is possibly phototoxic. Enhances photosensitivity of the skin and hence used in suntan preparation. Mandarin essential oil originates from Argentina and is extracted by cold expression of the outer peel. Mandarin essential oil is a soothing, cheering and gentle essential oil.

Oil Properties



Reiki The Energy Force

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The Reiki system is not the only factor that determines how the body is attuned to the Reiki energy.  The person giving a Reiki treatment also receives the healing effect of the energy as it flows through them.  

Reiki - The Energy Force



Chi The Life Force

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Feng Shui is an ancient discipline which shifts the chi (life force energy) in your home to improve your life. Children are indeed a blessing and add joy to one's household. In ancient times, a family was regarded as incomplete without children. Many methods were utilized so that couples could be successful in their bids for children.

Chi The Life Force



Improved Life Through Feng Shui

Mon, 4 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Business people as well as common folks throughout the world improve all aspects of their lives using Feng Shui. Although the exact origins of feng shui are debatable, it is thought to have originated in China about five thousand years ago. According to Feng Shui cultural and social issues are influenced by natural, metaphysical and cosmological factors.

Improved Life through Feng Shui



All About Incense

Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The historical route of incense continued to follow the pathways of civilization.   As Greek thought and culture spread throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, so too did the use of and enchantment of the incense.   

All About Incense



More on Aromatherapy

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Aromatherapy is not a new phenomenon. In India, the "Basil" plant or tulsi is revered as holy and its roots are made into sacred beads and rosaries. In the middle ages, cloves of garlic still hung around the neck of a newborn as protection agaist dark forces.   

It is very easy to get started with Aromatherapy, but there are safety issues that you need to be aware of. Most people interested in aromatherapy start with base essential oils creating blends. While its invigorating to experiment, care and caution must be taken at all times.

More on Aromatherapy



Pure Essential Oils

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Over the years, researchers have discovered that there are certain scents in the plant world that produce a relaxed state of mind and body. These scents are contained within the plants essential oils.  

Essential oils are chemical compounds found within aromatic plants, which the plants use to fight off infections. Essential oils are referred to as the "life force" of plants.  Essential Oils are derived directly from leaves, flowers, fruits, stems, wood, mosses, and roots of very specific and special plants.  These pure plant essences are extracted from the flowers, leaves, stems, bark or roots by cold pressing or steam distillation.  

Pure Essential Oils



Aromatherapy Ideas

Tue, 8 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all recognised the therapeutic properties of essential oils and plant extracts. The use of plant oils can be traced back over 6000 years. Individuals in many cultures believed that scent inspires the imagination and frees the spirit. In modern society many individuals are finding innovative ways to incorporate aromatic scents into their daily lives, to elicit feelings of relaxation and contentment.

Aromatherapy Ideas



Uses for Aromatherapy

Tue, 1 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Aromatherapy as used today originated in Europe and has been practiced there since the early 1900s. Practioners of aromatherapy believe that every oil has a vibration or note, which can be used for different therapeutic applications. Aromatherapy can be used to relax and sooth the mind and body, to energize or even to arouse.  

Uses for Aromatherapy



Rosehip Oil

Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Rosehip seed oil has become widely recognized as an effective skin and beauty care agent in the last decade, with great interest surrounding its scientifically-validated beauty-enhancing effects.

Rosehip Oil



Lavendar Oil

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Lavender is considered the most useful of all essential oils. Lavender is known to help relieve headaches, insomnia, tension and stress. Its therapeutic properties have been well chronicled all over the world.

Lavendar Oil



Sandlewood Oil

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Sandalwood is one of the world's most widely used essential oils, prized for its scent in perfumery, for its therapeutic effects in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine systems, and for its ability to center the mind in meditative yogic traditions.

Sandlewood Oil



An Aromatherapy Guide

Tue, 11 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Aromatherapy has been in existence for almost 3500 years and its use in our lives is as old as the dawn of civilization. It is the exotic art, and science, of using oils extracted from aromatic plants and herbs to enhance health, emotional well being and beauty.

A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy



A Brief History of Aromatherapy

Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The roots and fundamentals of Aromatherapy can be traced back to nearly 3000 years before Christ, when the ancient Egyptians used the basics of Aromatherapy in their daily lives. Historical records show that Egyptians burned incense made from aromatic woods and other herbs to honor their gods.

A Brief History of Aromatherapy



Using Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 21:00:00 -0400

The principle of aromatherapy, as chronicled over thousands of years, lists hundreds of practical uses, as supplements for bath, massage, medicines and essential scents. How ever, another most important aspect of any aromatherapy compound is its quality to reduce emotional stress and strain.

Using Aromatherapy for Stress Relief



The Origins of Aromatherapy

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Aromatherapy first got its name in the 1920's by a French chemist named Rene Maurice Gattefosse. He said it involved using essential oils from plants, flowers, and roots among other things to promote healing.

The Origins of Aromatherapy



Using Aromatherapy for Weight Loss

Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Aromatherapy Weight Loss in many cases is extremely effective and less costly than other diet plans. All of us will like to see ourselves, well groomed and fit enough to look great and flaunt those athletic physiques among friends and relatives.

Using Aromatherapy for Weight Loss



Essential Oil Warnings

Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Essential oils should be used with caution. Essential oils are many times more potent than dried herbs. Just like any medicine, essential oils can be harmful if they are not used carefully or properly.

Essential Oil Warnings



Let Aromatherapy Relax You

Tue, 30 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Pure essential oils can help us take care of ourselves, relieve stress, sooth and relax our minds and bodies. Essential oils have been around for thousands of years, used for healing purposes, relaxation and calming ourselves from our daily stresses. With organic essential oils, they are produced without the use of fertilizers or pesticides thus insuring a pure product.

Let Aromatherapy Relax You



Aromatherapy Basics

Tue, 23 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

It is very easy to get started with Aromatherapy, but there are safety issues that you need to be aware of. Most people interested in aromatherapy start with base essential oils creating blends. While its invigorating to experiment, care and caution must be taken at all times.

Aromatherapy Basics



Roots of Alternative Medicine

Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Alternative medicine and modern medicine have may differences and whose to say which is best? Today, we expect doctors and medicines to fix whatever ails us instantly and doctors only look at the current physical problem when diagnosing our needs.

Roots of Alternative Medicine



Message Therapy Benefits

Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Massage has been used as a therapy to ease human aches and pains and create relaxation for thousands of years.

Message Therapy Benefits



Getting Started With Aromatherapy - Easy Ways To Enjoy Essential Oils

Tue, 2 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

The basics of aromatherapy are simple, once a few fundamental concepts are understood. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils - the aromatic compounds of plants, extracted through steam distillation or other methods.

Getting Started With Aromatherapy



Create Enticing Aromatherapy Recipes

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Organic aromatherapy recipes have been used for centuries and its usage is very diverse and spread all over the world. Hundreds of recipes have been found and perfected over thousands of years. Aromatherapy makes use of essential oils to combat everyday maladies in our lives such as stress, depression, indigestion, menopause, nausea, immune deficiencies, fatigue and numerous others.

Aromatherapy Recipes