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Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Using Aromatherapy principles for stress relief...

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Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

  1. 1. Aromatherapy for Stress Relief
  2. 2. 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)  Perfumes  Aromatic water  Embalming ointments  Culinary uses The term “Aromatherapy” was coined in much recent times by the French Chemist, Rene Gattefosse.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Carrier oils are used to dilute the strong and concentrated essential oils. Common carrier oils are-  Apricot Kernel Oil  Avocado Oil  Grape Seed Oil  Hemp Seed Oil  Jojoba Oil  Sweet Almond Oil  Grape Seed Oil
  5. 5. • 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 holistic).
  6. 6.  Essential Oil Diffusers  Potpourri  Incense  Sprays and Atomizers  Creams and Lotions  Bath and Body Oils  Culinary Uses 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.
  7. 7. Aromatherapy for Stress Relief by Maitreyi Fresh and Natural follow Healing_Arts_CA Content is copyright © 2011 Maitreyi and Healing Art & Design. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  8. 8. 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 mentioned herein. 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 Agency. 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. Disclaimer