What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy using Essential Oils (EOs) to help improve the quality of life on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Essential Oils have been found to heal skin and strengthen immunity and are also capable of relieving mental conditions such as anxiety and depression as they have the power to influence your moods and feelings.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are pure plant extracts obtained from the flowers, petals, leaves, fruit, rind seeds and roots of aromatic plants. Essential oils are natures alternatives to the many synthetic chemicals that have invaded our lives and homes in the name of health, cleanliness and environmental enhancement.
How can aromatherapy benefit me?
Aromatherapy is one of the most effective ways of alleviating stress and can also be beneficial for:
• Relaxation and rejuvenation
• Treating muscle and joint pain
• Pain relief
• Sleep and sleep apnea
• Anxiety and mood enhancement
• Concentration and focus
• Settling babies
• Improving energy levels
• Yoga, aligning chakras
• Cleansing chi
• Alleviating skin conditions
• Immune boosting and helping with coughs, colds, flus
• Assisting our body’s detoxification process
• Increasing metabolism
• Child birth
• Arousing intimacy
• Can be used to create safe, natural cleaning products
How to use essential oils:
Massage: Add 5 drops to 10mls base oil or cream
Bath: Add 6 drops to a full bath with disperser or milk and agitate
Shower: Add 4 drops to corner of shower & inhale aroma while showering
Oil burner: Add 6 to 8 drops of EO to water and light the candle
Tissue: Add 3 drops to tissue for use at night or to carry with you
Banksia Pod: Simply remove the cork stopper and add a few drops
Blending proportions are a 2 to 1 ratio. eg. for 10mls of base oil or cream use 5 drops of essential oil. The ratio is halved for children and the elderly as their absorption levels are slower.