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A Quick Guide To How Aromatherapy Works

A Quick Guide To How Aromatherapy Works


A Quick Guide To How Aromatherapy Works

by Marie Wood

Learning to use aromatherapy is a great way to relax, unwind, rejuvenate and uplift your spirits. It can also be a good way to start a romantic evening with that special person. If you are a beginner to aromatherapy the aromatherapy guide below will help you to uncover basic, introductory information in the practice of aromatherapy.

You should first learn the guidelines to consider when looking to buy some quality essential oils. You should avoid confusion of true aromatherapy essential oils with the many different perfumed and fragrance oils which are sold. You see that the latter are often what a store will attempt to pass off as aromatherapy oils, but the true fact is that they won't do you much good. Pure essential oils come from the essence of a plant and provide individuals with therapeutic benefits. You will also see that fragrance oils do indeed smell nice but will not provide you with any psychological or physical benefits.

As you start to become associated with using aromatherapy, it will be a good idea to review a comprehensive aromatherapy guide or even take a course, so you can learn about the different details and learn as much detail as you can.

Getting started with aromatherapy is not difficult but there are a lot of different essential oils available and combining them can achieve different effects. Reading an aromatherapy guide book can help you learn all about safety guidelines for using essential oils and how to combine them for the best benefits.

You will also see that some of the better essential oils will generally have lavender or camomile in them. This is because both of these help an individual to relax, unwind and sleep much better. If you are a person who wants to be energized and more upbeat, then you should look to include orange and grapefruit in your essential oil.

Be aware that essential oils should not be used in an undiluted form for physical application. Undiluted is fine for inhalation or steam inhalation as well as freshening a room or your laundry, but if you intend to use your oils for an aromatherapy bath or massage they must be combined with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil.

And, finally, you should consider it important to learn how to keep and store your essential oils. A good aromatherapy guide will have a section that talks through the way to store your essential oils and should instruct you to store them in dark glass bottle such as cobalt blue or amber. The purpose of these bottles is to keep the oil cool and you should then store them in a dark area. Also, having a wooden box to store and carry them in is a good idea as you can take them with you wherever you go.

About the Author:
As a long term aromatherapy instructor, Marie acknowledges what needs to go into a guide to aromatherapy. She teaches a number of different classes to beginners who are wanting to know more about oils and candles and provides them with a complete guide to aromatherapy which they can take with them.

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