Category: Essential Oils

Nov 10

How Essential Oils are Extracted from Plants and other Scent-able Things

The process of extracting essential oils from plants and other scent-able things is accomplished in a variety of ways.  Probably the most common means of acquiring these essential oils is by distillation.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with this process, it is quite simple.  The plant that the oil is being extracted from …

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Nov 10

Guidelines for Safe Use of Essential Oils in Aromatherapy

Although the definition of ‘aromatherapy’ can be misleading, it is generally agreed that it is the therapeutic use of essential oils.  The operative word is therapeutic and this is important to understand if one is interested in understanding the safe use of essential oils in aromatherapy.  The first thing to realize is that aromatherapy is …

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Nov 10

Essential Oils that could be Hazardous to your Well-Being

When trying new things, you must remember that sometimes even something that looks like a great idea can have problems associated with it. This applies even to the use of essential oils that have become so popular. Essential oils are made from plant materials such as bark, flowers, fruit, berries or leaves. These are easy …

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Nov 10

Essential Oil Extraction Methods Explained

There are principally four methods that companies use to extract essential oils.  These procedures are diverse due to the plant or flower that is targeted for extraction, so it is necessary to utilize varying methods based on what type of thing the oil is retrieved from.  The first method that is used, and probably the …

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Nov 10

Defining Essential Oils in Aromatherapy

Essential oils are used throughout the various types of aromatherapy treatments. They have been referred to as the quintessence of a plant’s being. The Oxford English Dictionary defines quintessence as “An extract from anything, containing in concentrated form its most essential principle.” Essential oils are concentrated aromatic liquids extracted from a variety of aromatic plant …

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Nov 10

Baby Smells – How Aromatherapy Can Benefit Babies

Aromatherapy is the wonderful smell of a baby fresh from its bath, smelling clean, feeling warm and cuddly.  Oh wait, that’s another type of aromatherapy!  The truth is, your baby can benefit from aromatherapy and massage.  The trick is to use moderation, carrier oil and never using anything but tiny drops of essential oils.  Using …

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Nov 10

Aromatic Hair Conditioning Recipes with Essential Oils

There are many different things that you can do to improve the look of your hair. Shampoos can do a lot and so can conditioners.  But you can improve the conditioners you use by making them yourself.  The use of essential oils in conditioners can go a long way to adding shine, volume and health …

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Nov 10

Aromatic Essential Oils that are best for Aches and Pains

Many people suffer from the discomforts of muscle pain.  How often have you pulled or twisted yourself in the wrong way or overdone it in your exercise program only to find the aches and pains bad enough you had to do something about it. There are many alternatives for the care of these discomforts. You …

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Nov 09

Aromatherapy’s Role in an Easier Pregnancy

Pregnancy is both a wonderful time and an also a time for stress and apprehension.  Aromas have a powerful effect on our bodies and can influence our emotional state.  Aromatherapy roughly translates as “treatment with scents.”  It is the practice of using essential oils as a therapy to go with the program your doctor has …

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Nov 09

Achieving a Balanced Scent with Essential Oil Combinations

Increasingly, aromatherapy is one of the most fashionable types of alternative medicine in the world today. Perhaps one of the reasons it is so popular is that it is quite helpful for a number of different applications. In the world of medicine, there are a number of different applications. Women use it to ease labor …

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