The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy defines aromatherapy as “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.” Also known as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy enhances natural well being and can calm, sooth, or invigorate depending on the scent-trigger selected.
You probably already know of the ways in which smells can trigger powerful feelings, whether it be the memories associated with fresh baked cookies or the calm you felt as a child at the scent of your mother’s perfume. Aromatherapy harnesses the power of scent so that its therapeutic benefits may be repeated and used to promote mind and body wellness.
HerbsPro offers over 30 different types of essential oils for use in aromatherapy, as well as other applications, including jasmine and lavender, bergamot and multiple citrus scents.
Essential oils may be taken in through absorption, ingestion, or inhalation. Absorption happens via massage, direct application, and soaking in oil-infused waters. Ingestion, the least used method of transmission, involves adding essential oils to food and should be done with extra care with attention paid to possible contraindications. Inhalation is aided by diffusers and atomizers that help to infuse the air with scent. One of our favorites tips is to use a diffuser in the car for a more pleasant commute.
To learn more about essential oils, from how to select the best ones to promote good body health and address particular concerns, to how to mix and apply essential oils, we recommend one of our Aromatherapy books. You should also look on the packaging or consult expert sources for scents to avoid if you have certain ailments.
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