Since ancient times, plant essences have been used for
healing thru various means. The benefits of these
essences have been experienced thru-
Incense (refer- Incense & Aromatherapy for more information on
the use of incense in aromatherapeutic healing)
The term “Aromatherapy” was coined in much recent times
by the French Chemist, Rene Gattefosse.
An essential oil is any concentrated, hydrophobic liquid
containing volatile aroma compounds from plants, which
are called aromatic herbs or aromatic plants. They are
also known as volatile or ethereal oils, or simply as the "oil
of" the plant material from which they were extracted,
such as oil of clove.
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation. Other
processes include expression, or solvent extraction.
Carrier oils are used to dilute the strong and concentrated essential oils.
Common carrier oils are-
Apricot Kernel Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Grape Seed Oil
• Care should be taken while using essential oils, if one is also suffering
from the conditions on which the oils have an adverse effect.
• A qualified and experienced Aromatherapist along with your family
physician should be able to give you a clear advice on their usage.
Always check to assure that the essential oil you wish to use does not
have any known safe-usage issues and is not going to have any
contraindications with any of your other medications (allopathic or
Essential Oil Diffusers
Sprays and Atomizers
Creams and Lotions
Bath and Body Oils
Essential oils are added to various carrier substances to enhance the
beneficial and healing qualities. E.g. to face packs, facial steams,
culinary usages etc.
We believe in natural and holistic living. Though we have tried to find out as much
information as possible while bringing you comprehensive information on these natural
remedies and other topics, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any of the information
Many of the Holistic Healing Traditions mentioned herein have been the mode of healing and
leading healthy lives since time immemorial and are thus typically time-tested. But, these
techniques and the corresponding herbs, supplements etc. have typically not been clinically
tested & hence are not approved by the FDA or similar Governmental and/or Medical
We strongly recommend that one take these and other herbs, supplements, other holistic
healing aids & advices under the guidance of a Professionally Trained Holistic Natural Health
Practitioner and a Medical Doctor. Consult your own medical doctor regarding the
applicability of any opinions or recommendations mentioned herein with respect to your
symptoms, medical condition or case scenario.
Also note that the words "heal" and "healing" are used here in standard Colloquial English
Language context for conveying the beneficial qualities of the various
remedies/nutrients/lifestyles/practices and is NOT intended to convey any "medical healing"
as practiced by a medical doctor.