Category: Aromatherapy Essential Oils

 
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Aromatherapy: What Is In The Essential Oils?

Aromatherapy relies greatly on essential oils. The thought is that these oils that are extracted from plants can help in the production of good moods and improved thoughts. They can also help in the founding of physical wellness. If you are hurt, you can often find help in the use of aromatherapy. Yet, how this … Read More

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The Role of Absolutes in Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is all about using the sense of smell to improve the body, mind and soul. It makes sense then that when practicing aromatherapy, nothing is more important than how a substance smells. Absolutes are only recently becoming part of aromatherapy. The highly-concentrated scent of absolutes can waken powerful feelings and emotions even in the … Read More

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Purchasing Essential Oils for Aromatherapy

There are plenty of companies that are selling products with the aromatherapy logo on them. Does that mean that all of these products are the same and worth the cost that you will pay for them? By all means, the answer to that is no. There are many companies that offer poor quality and others … Read More

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Organic Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Basics

Organic aromatherapy means the essential oils used for aromatherapy are grown organically. These oils are often sold full strength but may also be sold diluted. Diluted oils mean that only a percentage of the oil is of the desired extract and the remainder is carrier oil such as almond or avocado. Organic aromatherapy offers a … Read More

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The Key to Finding Pleasing Aromatherapy Blends

If you have developed an interest in aromatherapy, a natural course will be to try out different aromatherapy blends that will be customized to your individual tastes and needs. Keep in mind that while this craft can make for a fun hobby for aromatherapy gurus, true blending often takes plenty of research and practice to … Read More

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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is all about essential oils. Essential oils are naturally-occurring oils that have been extracted from the various parts of different plants including the leaves, the bark, the stem, the flowers, the fruits and even the roots. Essential oils are not to be confused with perfumes which frequently are manufactured using a variety of ingredients, … Read More

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Essential Oil Extraction Processes: Solvent Extraction

Some plant material cannot tolerate the heated forms of extraction such as steam distillation. High heat damages these plants and once damaged, their essential oils too are damaged and are no longer able to be extracted. For these plants, as well as others, solvents such as ether, ethanol, methanol, hexane, alcohol and petroleum are used … Read More

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Essential Oil Extraction Processes: Expression

It’s true that essential oils are an essential part of aromatherapy. But contrary to what some people think, the term ‘essential’ doesn’t mean essential as in ‘being a necessary part of’. Instead, essential oils are the oils extracted from the ‘essence’ of a plant – those parts that contain the plant’s aroma molecules. Using different … Read More

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Essential Oil Extraction Processes: Distillation

Steam Distillation The majority of essential oils available today are extracted using a steam distillation process. It’s the oldest form of essential oil extraction and is believed by many to be the only way oils should be extracted. The process really is quite simple and as long as this extraction process is closely monitored, the … Read More

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Enhance Your Massage Experience with Aromatherapy Massage Oil

There are few methods more effective at relaxing or invigorating the body than a massage that is performed by a certified massage therapist. This experience can be enhanced even further with the use of aromatherapy massage oils that will tantalize the senses and reduce the friction that accompanies some forms of massage. There are many … Read More