Quoting The Canadian Federation of aromatherapists (http://cfacanada.com/aromatherapy)
“Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils for improving and maintaining health and beauty. Several ancient civilizations (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian) have used Aromatherapy for their physical and mental well-being. The actual word “AROMATHERAPIE” was coined in 1928 by Rene Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist.While conducting experiments, his hand was severely burned in a lab explosion and he found that LAVENDER healed it. He is referred to as the modern day father of Aromatherapy. Today there is growing interest in this gentle but effective method to balance body, mind and spirit”
Don’t let the term confuse you… Let’s break it down…
There are so many ways to incorporate Aromatherapy into your daily routine. There is a misconception that aromatherapy is a ‘process’. It can be when talking about the Rain Drop technique through Young Living but really it’s all about using and incorporating them into your life however you want.
One of the ways aromatherapy can be added to you day are by applying the oils either directly or through a carrying oil such as massage oils, coconut oil (my favorite) and even a light olive oil will do. The reason you use a carrying oil is some skin can get irritated when applying the oils directly onto the skin, this can happen especially if you are sensitive to begin with, not used to oils in your day to day or when your body starts to show signs of detoxing.
Another way to incorporate aromatherapy into your home is through a diffuser. Most diffusers are water based, add water and a few drops of oil and you’re set! I will go into greater details in the diffuser page, hit the link here HERE and it will take you to where you will find info about the diffusers from Young Living.
Wearing your oils is one of my favorite ways to incorporate a wonderful smell all day long! And this is done a couple o ways… One way is to apply it like you would perfume. But the best way to carry a wonderful smell all day long is with jewelry! You can learn more about jewelry by clicking HERE.
Read on through the blog posts and pages in this website. Take learning about essential oils one step at a time. It can get overwhelming so enjoy the journey, don’t force it all in at once. And besides, I’m still learning too, we all are as the science behind essential oils, their benefits and uses grows!
Please cruise the home page for blog posts that may interest you in your adventure with aromatherapy!