Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well being. The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings, from health spas to hospitals, to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation.

The different types of Aromatherapy are cosmetic, massage and olfactory. All essential oils are always diluted in a carrier oil or water. Cosmetic Aromatherapy combines essential oils with facial, skin, body and hair care products containing all natural ingredients. Massage Aromatherapy combines the healing touch of massage therapy with the aromatic benefits of essential oils. Olfactory Aromatherapy releases essential oils into the environment around you by either inhaling or diffusion. As a form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. Synthetic fragrance oils are not suitable for Aromatherapy. Always read the ingredients when choosing products labeled as Aromatherapy and purchase only from a reputable source.

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Originally posted 2011-11-12 11:38:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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