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Nov 13

The Historical Background of Aromatherapy

In brief, aromatherapy is the use of volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Although the term aromatherapy was not used until the 20th Century, the foundations of aromatherapy date back thousands of years. The use of essential oils in particular date back nearly one thousand years. The Chinese may have …

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Nov 10

Do’s and Don’ts for Aromatherapy Beginners

There are many helpful do’s and don’ts about aromatherapy that can help those interested in having a better understanding of how to appropriately use it.  One ‘do’ that is necessary is read as much as you can about it.  There are many great websites, books and other sources that can provide a lot of useful …

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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

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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