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Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400Were we duped, or did we give it away? It doesn't really matter which one happened, it is time to reclaim our inheritance. From ancient times until the fairly recent past, women didn't distrust their natural aptitude and responsibility to mend and care for their loved ones and they regularly used essential oils in doing so. When I became a new mom, in 1979 at age 20, I joined the crowd in fully expecting the experts to grasp what they were doing. There was no faith that my, or anybody else's could ever equal that of the professionals. It came as a bombshell to find out that my mother knew more than any doctor in town, and that I was no slouch myself.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400The use of aroma products is believed to have a number of medicinal benefits. The practice of using a variety of such products to cure and relieve the human body of certain disorders is popularly known as aromatherapy. Most of these products are derived from certain herbs and flowers. Some of the most commonly used aroma products include oils, soaps, lotions and scented candles. Aromatherapy is based on the practice of using these products to revitalise the mind and the body. Today there are millions of spas and health centres that utilise various types of oils and scented candles to relieve stress.
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400If you've heard the news at all in the last five years, you've heard of MRSA, also called the "superbug". The acronym refers to any strain of Staphyulococcus aureus bacteria that has become resistant to treatment with certain major classes of antibiotics. The point is that modern medicine isn't able to handle this bacteria too well -- you've also likely heard that because of this, several thousand people are dying annually of infections with this bacterium.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Aromatherapy body massage is a form of massage that integrates the use of scented oils and extracts in the massage. Any full body massage or just a foot massage that requires the use of oils can be an aromatherapy body massage. Aromatherapy body massage has a particular aim with the use of scents in the massage, and this is to either relax or invigorate the individual being massaged.
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Essential oils are profoundly effective natural medicines whose popularity has grown significantly in the last decade. The body of scientific evidence supporting their very diverse therapeutic actions is growing rapidly, validating the interest of the natural medicine community in their use. At the same time, many people are just not sure what they should be doing with these little bottles of great smelling liquids. People new to aromatherapy get the idea that there's something valuable here, but not sure how to make use of them in their own lives. Here's a look at the three major schools of aromatherapy, which will serve as an important starting point for the beginning practitioner.
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400We have been using Aromatherapy for quite some time without realizing it, in the form of Ben Gay and Tiger Balm, for sore muscles and stiff joints. Yet until recently, the real powerhouse of pain relief, Helichrysum italicum, has gone relatively unnoticed. The oil is now becoming more and more popular, as it not only relieves pain, but actually speeds healing of many injuries and ailments. What's different about Helichrysum than oils that have been used traditionally for pain? Why might it provide better effects than the Wintergreen found in Ben Gay? Here's a look at the multitude of actions of Helichrysum, and how you can benefit from this effective natural plant medicine.
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400The wonderful therapeutic values of essential oils are many: they have science-proven antibacterial, antiviral, and anticancer effects. On a psychological and emotional level, oils have demonstrated anti-anxiety and anti-depressant action in placebo-controlled research. And so, what about one of the greatest therapeutic challenges of our times: the ability to get a good night's rest? Well, the data is in! A number of studies have shown essential oils to be able to improve both the quality and the duration of sleep.
Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Perhaps you're a user of essential oils, and you really appreciate their incredible array of fantastic health effects. You know that Lavender can help you relax, and Frankincense has impressive immune-system boosting activity. Or maybe you've never used an essential oil at all, and are wondering where to get started? Either way, Lemon oil is practically a requirement for every burgeoning aromatherapy practitioner. Often overlooked by the aromatherapy enthusiast, yet readily available and reasonably-priced, Lemon has a host of uses, some of which are completely unexpected in their profound results for our health.
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Deeply revered for many thousands of years, Frankincense has perhaps the greatest association with spiritual practice of any natural plant material on earth. In many great ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations, it has played a role in religious and domestic life. Frankincense resin has been sought after by kings, valued as highly as gold, and offered as a gift at the birth of one of history's most revered prophets. More recently, the essential oil is gaining popularity with spiritual seekers and natural healers alike - what's so unique about the rich smelling resin and it's essential oil, and how might we use it for our own benefit?
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Essential oils have been gaining notoriety for their therapeutic and medicinal actions, becoming more widely recognized than just little bottles of good smelling liquid. For their medicinal use, they can be ingested (in very tiny amounts, and only with supervision from a health professional!), topically applied, or inhaled. It's the inhaling part that most folks associate with "aromatherapy", but its important to see beyond the "spa treatment" image of inhalation of essential oils.
Sun, 30 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400There's no bigger drag for the athlete than an injury. So often there's little one can do to really speed healing to get back into training and competition. Essential oils, however, have several synergistic effects that can speed the healing process dramatically. Here's which oils to use, and instructions on getting the most from them.
Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Essential oils by nature are very complex chemicals. Actually "chemical compounds", as they're often made up of many individual chemicals. Yes, each single oil can have over one hundred different identifiable chemicals naturally within it. And it's a balance of all these that make a really fine oil. Here's a look at the chemical nature of essential oils for the beginning aromatherapist.
Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400You may have heard about essential oils, but are you familiar with all the amazing healing properties they have? Because there are so many oils, with such varied chemical makeups, they offer health-enhancing actions to nearly everyone. Here's a look at they're vast potential, and why you might want to use them in your life.
Tue, 11 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Herbal pillows are form of aromatherapy that is used to relieve headaches and promote sleep and rest. It is easy to create a restorative and calming herbal pillows, you can do this by combining fried herbs. Herbal pillows can be placed under the head or sustained nearby in the bedroom. It can also be used to scent a room by hanging them. The requirements in creating an herbal pillows are a collection of fabric remnants, quality dried herbs and of course sewing skills. On the other hand lavender herbal pillows are related with calming and peacefulness. Herbal lavender pillows helps in bringing back sweet and relaxing dreams.
Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400The anti-bacterial action of essential oils may be their most studied effect, in-part because these are simple experiments to perform. Place a piece of filter paper saturated with an essential oil in the center of a petri dish and watch the growth, or lack of, bacteria around the paper. The larger the area where bacteria do not grow, the stronger the action of that particular essential oil inhibiting that particular strain of microbe.
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Essential oils are highly regarded in skin care. In fact, you'll find lots of high end skin care products listing ingredients like "botanical extracts", which include pure essential oils -- the same kind used in all types of aromatherapy practices. Several of these oils are used particularly for their healing action to the skin, and therapists have derived effective recipes to help the skin heal faster, without scarring, and to reduce the appearance of old scars. Here's a look at how to make and use these recipes yourself.
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Aromatherapy has a very flaky image in North America, with most folks associating it with flowery images of spas and massages. But the body of data supporting the use of essential oils as medicines is growing, and aromatherapy may soon be heartily embraced by health practitioners. Here's why...
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Large companies are now realizing that people prefer natural home and body care products to artificial (and often dangerous) chemically manufactured items. Slogans on commercial and TV ads tout "Now, with essential oils." Yet, the use of essential oils as a form of medicinal therapy is still a relatively new concept in this modern era.
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400The body of scientific data backing the use of natural essential oils for treating Herpes Simplex (HSV-2) outbreaks is significant. A great many oils have been show to eradicate this virus, with at least one researcher claiming complete remission with the use of Melissa (a.k.a. Lemon Balm) essential oil. Here is the experience of one aroma-medicine practitioner with this therapeutic essential oil.
Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Aromatherapy products are some of the most frequently used items in the home and are often used multiple times throughout the day. The aromatherapy products are often used for their calming or relaxing properties and will make the different areas of the home smell more pleasant. This is why it is very important to choose the right type of aromatherapy products for your home and the reason why many people choose to purchase an organic aromatherapy product.
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400There are a number of different types of organic aromatherapy oil available for purchase today, making it hard to pick the best type of aromatherapy oil for your home. There are many different criteria that you should consider when picking an organic aromatherapy oil because there can be many differences between the different aromatherapy oil types. By considering all of the different options available, the person will be able to obtain the best type of organic aromatherapy oil for their needs.
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400With the advent of spring around the country, now is the perfect time to try something new that will bring pleasure into your life, and one easy way to accomplish this is to add fragrance to your home in the form of aromatherapy products. You can use Essential Oil Blends in an aromatherapy diffuser to spread their enticing scents around yourself, your vehicle and your home.
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400For many centuries, people of different cultures have used aromatherapy for many different purposes. Some cultures used aromatherapy in their rituals to bring health and prosperity to their people while others used them for making certain areas smell more attractive to the people that were visiting. Ancient civilizations have left records of religious figures that used aromatherapy and who were held in high esteem in their society.
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Choosing the perfect aromatherapy jar candle can be a difficult decision, but deciding what method to use to purchase an aromatherapy jar candle is an important decision as well. There are a number of different options for purchasing these types of candles and each way may be more or less preferable to the person that is looking for the candles. Purchasing aromatherapy jar candle can be expensive, depending on the type of candle purchased, so it is best to try to get the best item for the lowest cost with little hassle.
Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400For people that love aromatherapy products, nothing would make them happier than having the right type of aromatherapy oil burner to improve the scents that waft around them in their home or office. Having the right aromatherapy oil burner can make or break the scents that are purchased for the home, with the wrong burner causing frustration as the difficultly of diffusing the scent through a larger area becomes apparent.