Aromatherapy

09th March 2016
Did you know that Aromatherapy was used as far back as the Egyptians and through the ages.
It was introduced into Europe by a man called Gattefosse in the 1930, purely by accident. He badly burned his hand and put it into a vat of Lavender oil, which helped in the healing process.
Many of you may have heard of Robert Tisserand who is now a leading aromatherapist and who has many books out on the subject.

Aromatherapy works on the smell. It can bring back happy memories of years gone by.
The essential oils can be used in so many ways... can be used in the bath, diffusers and carried in carrier oils for massage.

Aromatherapists are taught how to blend different oils to help with their clients well being, be it mental or physical. The essential oils can work for both.

Essential oils are also used in perfumes. They have top, middle and base notes.
The top notes you can smell straight away.. the middle notes come in an a hour or so later and the base notes are the ones you can smell later on in the day.

You find essential oils used everywhere.. in washing products, in your soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

You cannot get a better use than a massage. The oils are carried around in your bloodstream helping remove toxins that have built up in the body. You carry the smell around with you all day after too, this also helps to aid tired muscles..aids relaxation or even to pep you up during the day, depending on what oils are used.

You can use oils for relaxation...eg Lavender, camomile.
Muscles.. Black Pepper
To lift your mood... orange, lemon and most citrus oils.
Tea tree is a good anti septic one too.

It is advised that you don't use essential oils straight on the skin. There are only 2 that can be and that is Lavender and Tea Tree. Also never to ingest them either unless you go to a qualified aromatherapist who deals in this field.
Also be advised that certain oils cannot be used if you suffer from epilepsy, pregnancy or high blood pressure.
Always make sure that when going for an aromatherapy massage that your therapist takes a detailed consultation from you and you have skin tests for the essential oils, as some people are sensitive to the oils.