Friday, December 12, 2008

Aromatherapy As Source Of Health Care

By Ferdinand Okeke

Aromatherapy combines both Therapy and the sheer pleasure of enjoying the benefits of essential oils by the great use of herbal extracts which induce a state of well being. Aromatherapy is can be utilised in a variety of ways and for distinct purposes, some of them aiming at an improvement in the health state, others at practical applications around the house. The essential oils can be inhaled as such, steam-dispersed or sprayed, each of these has its specificity and meets different aromatherapy levels of efficiency.

Drops of essential oil can be placed on a tissue and inhaled. There are many health affections that are known to improve in response to such aromatherapy treatment. This is the case with menthol volatile oil inhalation for nausea, travel sickness or vomiting, and to give just another example, take lavender oil that soothes the nerves, induces sleep and increases the level of relaxation.

Aromatherapy by steam inhalation consists of the use of herbal extracts in hot water. Volatile oils work great in this combination and many people now use them for ambient and health purposes with the help of lamps and candles. Rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus, pine, orange, lemon, cinnamon and dozens of other herbal extracts are just the thing you may be needing.

More recently, the field of aromatherapy has extended to the manufacturing of different categories of products for the general household freshening or as bug repellent elements. Presently, essential oils are also widely used in the design of cosmetic products such as perfumes, soaps, facial toners and lotions; the natural components make the products a lot more reliable and safer to use.

Aromatherapy does not rely on the simple or singular use of essential oils since combinations are most frequently used for the synergistic healing properties. The applications of aromatherapy can therefore be taken advantage of either in an organized therapeutic environment or in the comfort of one's home or in the privacy of the office for the mere implementation of a good mood and a great health.

The Internet presently represents a great source of information and you can finds lots of aromatherapy recipes to choose from. The ingredients, the blend specificity as well as all the health issues a certain combination aims at treating are usually specified and even explained comprehensively. Some special health publications also represent a good source of information when it comes to learning about the benefits and the uses of aromatherapy.

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