Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What is Aromatherapy?



Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or ailment by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. Relaxing and stimulating to the bodies systems these oils can be used to treat the bodies systems and overall emotional and mental states.
Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed via the skin, and when breathed  they enter the lungs. These therapeutic  next enter the bloodstream and are carried around the body where they can deliver their beneficial healing powers. Because they are highly concentrated, only a small quantity of essential oil is required to bring about results.

 What are Essential Oils?

The easy answer is this. . .

Essential oils are the "life-blood" of the plant.

All plants whether they be flowers,shrubs,roots, trees, bushes, or even seeds contain aromatic essences. These essences in the plant serve as blood does in your body. This means they designed to cleanse, oxygenate, nourish, protect,and heal.

Essential oils are different than fatty oils.  Fatty oils are only needed until a new plant is able to produce its own food, essential oils are "essential" to the life of the plant.

The unique properties of a plant, the essential oils are not only vital to plant life, they also contribute to the well being of humans. This is why essential oils have been used medicinally all through history to kill bacteria, fung and viruses.

Not all essential oils are the same due to the fact that plants vary in their makeup. This means that particular oils are preferred over others for addressing certian problems and or spiritual concerns.

Commercially available essential oils differ because they are produced for specific purposes. There are essential oils that are fragrance grade, food grade,  and others that are therapeutic-grade.

Therapeutic grade oils have the highest standards, and are the focus of this website.



When purchasing and using essential oils for therupuetic use, it is important to be sure the essentials you are getting are Grade A Therapauetic. Unfortnely , there are many adulterated oils on the market today.  Our Rose of Sharon® works very hard to seek out an use only the highest quaklity pure wild or certifed organic oils.

 What is your wellness and soothing touch techniques good for?
Many things:




Aid in curculation

Assist in decreased blood pressure

Sore muscles

Stress

Emotional strain

Soothing

Tension reduction

Specific aid in body ailments

Cleansing
Purifying

Relaxation

Immune system

Fungi

Easing pain

Safe effective overall wellness

Pampering yourself

Household Items

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