Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aromatherapy, the First Step

Aromatherapy, the First StepSo, if you would like to try aromatherapy, it is quite easy. The only things that matter is to take aromatherapy without prejudice, in this case your reaction to essence will be always positive.

As a preliminary purpose you may choose a searching of aromas to create a cheerful mind. Take note of aromas of rose, conifers, orange or sweet basil. Children, as usual, love warm, sweetish smells most of all. If you are going to buy aromatic oils, find a good chemist's shop or special shop making a market of natural means. You need natural aromatic oils only. Not natural identical flavor!

You may start with recipes for air aromatization, for example:

- To elate mix: orange oil - 2 drops, ylang-ylang oil - 2 drops;

- To allay anxiety mix: orange oil - 2 drops, rose oil - 3 drops, peppermint oil – 2 drops;

- To relax mix: rose oil - 3 drops, lavender oil – 2 drops, juniper oil – 3 drops;

- To create holiday spirit: lemon oil - 3 drops, orange oil - 2 drops, chamomile oil - 2 drops;

- To create Christmas mood: lavender oil - 2 drops, cinnamon - 2 drops, rose oil - 3 drops; or another recipe: tangerine oil - 3 drops, lemon oil - 3 drops.

Sure you will acquire your favorite aromas. For effect enhancement try to apply any positive visuality to make a good association. You may control your emotions in this manner. It would be enough to use a necessary aroma to make a cheerful mind.

Keep in mind: if you feel seek, headache, experience hypersensitivity or any other physical discomfort, stop using aroma oils. Assure yourself of your oils quality. Hereafter try to determine which oil specifically causes this feeling.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Basic Principles of Aromatherapy

The Basic Principles of AromatherapyAs for any corrective measure, the main principle is do not overdo and do yourself an ill turn. In aromatherapy it is very important to pick up an essence accurately. All oils exhibit certain characteristics properties, and should be selected strongly individually. No doubt you may use your favorite aromas for pleasure fearless, but if you are going to apply toward the solution of particular problems, tuck oil carefully.

Sometimes you need a professional advice to choose oil for specific treatment. Take into consideration, that all oils influence nervous system, remove stresses and normalize sleep. It is also necessary to tell about multi-purpose action of some oils on the same person: depending on the organism condition they can take an opposite effect (for example, tonic effect for one organ or body system and relaxing action for the other). Such many-sided oils are called adaptogens.

So, the main principles of aromatherapy are:

1. Aromatherapy should be used with reserve for little children. It is not recommended to use mint oil for children before 1 y.o. and tea tree oil before 6 y.o., a geranium, rosemary, brotherwort, before 12 years old.

2. Choose only the first-rate quality oils, cheap oils of poor quality may cause unpredictable complicating disease. Take into account: aromas take much more effective than it can be suggested at the first glance.

3. Observe rigidly a dosage of essences and all recommendations about their application.

4. Do not break storage precautions for aroma essences: bottle them and keep in dark small bottles in a refrigerator.