What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years to promote good health. It is often referred to as alternative medicine and has been used by many who seek alternative medical treatment in order to improve their wellbeing.

Aromatherapy uses the use of essential oils and other aromatic materials, primarily with claims for increasing physical or mental well-being through inhalation or ingestion. Many people have found benefits with aromatherapy and enjoy its effects.

There are three main elements that make up a good aroma therapy, the essential oil, carrier medium. These components work together in order to create a calming effect that helps you relax. The oil itself is the carrier, which is what actually provides the benefits through inhalation. Essential oils can come from a wide range of plants themselves, however there are specific oils that are best suited for aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy begins with selecting the essential oil that will be used. There are many essential oils that can be used for aromatherapy, however the most common ones are lavender, rose, chamomile and eucalyptus. Each of these oils has distinct properties and some may work better than others. It is important to determine the type of benefits you want from aromatherapy and to know which oil will work best for your needs.

In addition to the essential oils there are also carrier oils and fragrance oils which are often added. Carrier oils are what helps your aromatherapy work and is most often made from natural herbs. The scent oils are usually more concentrated and provide the benefits in higher doses.

Essential oils are generally chosen based on their effects on a person’s physical health. When choosing the right essential oil it is important to choose one that will help your skin and body heat, while also providing the benefits you are seeking. For example, peppermint essential oil will help protect your skin from sun damage and also helps soothe minor aches and pains.

Carrier oils are usually used to provide the benefits to the skin directly. The benefits include calming and soothing the body, lubricating the skin and assisting in absorption of the essential oil. These oils will also help to provide a positive effect on your mood and help with digestion and overall health.

While there are many benefits of aromatherapy for you and your loved ones, you should always consult a licensed practitioner before using any of the essential or carrier oils. Always ask your doctor first to make sure you are not allergic to the essential or carrier oils.

Using essential oils internally has been around for thousands of years. In Europe and Asia people have been using essential oils to treat a variety of different conditions and diseases for centuries. There is evidence to suggest that aromatherapy works in a variety of ways to relieve many ailments and problems. Although most people use aromatherapy for treating skin problems, they have also found that aromatherapy can be helpful for treating depression, stress, chronic fatigue, headaches, sinusitis and more.

One thing that is not known about aromatherapy however is the safety of the essential oils. The reason the essential oils are so concentrated and not absorbed directly into the skin is because they are diluted to the point where only a small amount of the oil remains. Even when used in a bath or steam bath these oils are only absorbed through the skin.

Although there have been no studies performed on aromatherapy for treating skin conditions there have been a few studies on the safety of essential oils. Many studies have been done on the safety of essential oils on the skin, but these have not included them as part of aromatherapy to date.

Since essential oils are considered a topical application, there are concerns that they might cause an allergic reaction if they are used internally. Many of the essential oils used for aromatherapy are very mild and there have not been any reported reactions from people who have used the essential oils for the treatment of skin problems.

It is important to note that aromatherapy is not an alternative method of medicine or therapy. It is an all natural way to provide the benefits of aromatherapy to your health and well-being. You must make sure that the products you choose to have the proper amounts and potency in order to get the desired benefits.