What’s It REALLY All About?

Who doesn’t love aromatherapy? Only those who’ve never used it of course! BUT, if you’re anything like me, you can appreciate and enjoy the pleasant aroma of a scented candle, a floral spray or perhaps a sensual scented oil massage.

But did you know that scents and oils could actually be beneficial to your health and well being?

I didn’t until I stumbled across a book on essential oils some time ago. I was so fascinated and intrigued by what I read that I just had to learn more.

What I discovered is that true aromatherapy isn’t just the “smell good” stuff you can buy at your local grocery or drug store. It’s actually considered to be a form of holistic alternative medicine.

So what is aromatherapy? It’s a technique that uses the body’s sense of smell to help boost your mood, relieve stress, energize and encourage better health. It’s also used to treat certain emotional and physical conditions.

For a more in-depth study of the benefits of essential oils, you may find the online courses offered by the Aromahead Institute extremely helpful (and fun)!

Did you know that pure essential oils are the main ingredient in true aromatherapy? Synthetic or chemically produced scents don’t carry the health benefits of essential oils.

For example, Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils are mentally stimulating. They can help you to maintain a clear focus. Try mixing this combination in water and then pouring it over the hot rocks in a traditional sauna. You’ll love the tingly sensation throughout your body. I certainly did!!

peppermint leaves eucalyptus
Peppermint Leaves Eucalyptus Blossom

Lavendar and Chamomile have the opposite effect. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, these two refreshing scents will help you relax. For example, a night time massage with this combination and you’re off to la la land…

lavender blossom chamomile
Lavender Chamomile

Need help with weight loss? There are some studies that suggest the scent of Vanilla essential oils can help reduce the craving for sweets. Burn a vanilla candle and tell that piece of cake to take a hike!

Are you feeling tired or lethargic? Try Lemon and Rosemary essential oils to revitalize your body.

This site is my way of sharing with you what I’ve come to learn about the wonderful world of aromatherapy. I’ve done the research so you don’t have to!

On this site you will discover a plethora of information, resources, recipes and much, much more. In the coming months there will also be a forum on this site where you can share your experiences and recipes with others.

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