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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Dec 22, 2007
Aromatherapy is an age-old method of using a variety of common scents to arouse certain results in common ailments of the mind and body. The use of scents to produce certain results has been used for many centuries. The scents that are used for the purpose of aromatherapy have been developed from numerous herbs, flowers, fruits, and other common and uncommon plants.

The scents that are derived from the above-mentioned resources are normally started as an essential oil. Essential oils have a high level of the scent contained in them so that they may be broken down into smaller versions of the scent and not lose any of the aromatherapy value that they are intended for. There are many things that a person should understand when dealing with essential oils in aromatherapy.

One of the most important things that a person should understand when they are dealing with essential oils is that these oils are concentrated very highly. The storing of these essential oils is very important. First, the essential oils should be kept in areas that are cool and lack a lot of light. Additionally, these oils should be kept in bottles that are dark in color, or that are not clear. It is preferred that you keep essential oils in a bottle that is amber, or brown, in color. This will reduce the chance of light damaging the oil.

The way that essential oils work in aromatherapy is that the smells are released into the air, the olfactory sense in the body takes in these senses, and they are then turned into signals. The signals then go into the body through nerves and are sent to the brain. Once they are in the brain, they are interpreted. Once they are interpreted, your body takes those scents and have a healing impact on the body. Certain smells produce different responses in the body.

Essential oils can be used to send scents throughout the air, or they can be used to be applied directly to the skin. Both methods are wonderful ways to make the most of the aromatherapy value of the scents. If you suffer from a painful condition, such as arthritis, or muscle cramps, you can take the essential oil, and massage a small amount onto the area that is painful. You should start to receive almost immediate results. You can also do this for use with headaches, backaches, and even carpal tunnel.

Aromatherapy is very beneficial to many people. A wide array of ailments of the mind and body can be treated using aromatherapy and essential oils. All it takes is a little patience, and research to find the methods that work best for you and your situation. You can do simple internet searches on aromatherapy and essential oils in conjunction with certain ailments of the mind and body to determine which ones will work best for you.
About the Author
Denise Villani is an author and the webmaster of several websites and article directories. Find more articles and information on aromatherapy and other stuff for the senses by visiting AromatherapyStuff and ITZDeevSense.com .
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