About Essential Oils
Most of us are familiar with essential oils. Aromatherapy, the practice of using essential oils, has been around for centuries. You may know from personal experience that aromatherapy can help strengthen you physically, spiritually and mentally.
For the geeks among us, aromatherapy falls under the science called psychoneuroimmunology, which studies the interaction among the psychological, neurological and immunological systems. Studies show that breathing plant aromas can actually strengthen the immune system and promote a positive outlook.
Many cultures have used aromatics for literally centuries. Chinese, East Indian, Greek and Roman cultures have all incorporated aromatherapy into their healing practices.
The sense of smell hits the brain first through nerve fibers running directly to the limbic area of the brain. And why do you care about that? Because that is how essential oils are able to affect conscious thought and reactions. The limbic system links directly to our stored responses, memories, emotions and feelings.
So whether inhaling these plant essences or applying essential oils topically, you can reap amazing benefits from these gifts of nature.
If you are pregnant, ALWAYS exercise caution when using essential oils. When in doubt, consult a knowledgeable aroma therapist before indulging you senses. If you have any health issues or concerns, please play it safe and check with your health care professional prior to using any essential oils.
Application EO Drops Amount of Carrier
Massage 6 1 oz oil
Bath 12 1/4 c bath salts
Body Mist 24 4 oz. water
Room Spray 48 4 oz. water
Diffuser 12 1-2 oz. water