Benefits of Ylang-Ylang

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Ylang-Ylang is the common name for Cananga oderata. The essential oil that is extracted from the flowers is also called ylang-ylang. It is steam distilled from the flowers. But what are the benefits of ylang-ylang? Keep reading to find out about this amazing oil and the plant it is derived from. The benefits of ylang-ylang

Aromatherapy Definition

aromatherapy definition

There has been a surge in interest in aromatherapy lately. So what is the history that defines aromatherapy? The origin of aromatherapy can be traced back to the prehistoric period, in the countries of Ancient Egypt, the Far East, and China. The concept aims at the holistic treatment of the human body by making use

Aromatherapy Massage

aromatherapy massage

Getting a massage can be a relaxing and calming experience. When you combine massage with essential oils you get the added experience of aromatherapy massage. Aromatherapy massage combines all the benefits of a massage with the benefits of whatever essential oil or combination of essential oils are in the massage oil. Different essential oils are

Aromatherapy For Insomnia

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Is it possible to use aromatherapy for insomnia? The primary purpose of aromatherapy is to produce an odor that induces an effect on the human body and mind. The scents can work on the physical body as well as the conscious and subconscious minds. Different aromatherapy scents can have different effects depending on the essential

Choosing Essential Oils

choosing essential oils

If you are just starting out with essential oils it can be a bit confusing. I get questioned all the time about the best way of choosing essential oils. Generally, the best way to choose an essential oil is to first decide what effect you are looking for. Do you need to relieve stress and

Relieve Stress With Essential Oils

Relieve Stress With Essential Oils

Is it possible to relieve stress with essential oils and aromatherapy? People have different ways of trying to deal with the stress of their daily lives. The stress from life, work, schedules, child-rearing, and a host of other problems can lead to mental and physical exhaustion and even illness. Some people turn to drugs and

Essential Oils-Miracle Cures Or Snake Oil?

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With all the confusing information about essential oils circulating lately, I decided to give you some information on essential oils and my experience with using essential oils. I believe some background would be helpful. I worked in the health care industry for over 34 years as a registered respiratory care practitioner and asthma educator. I

Copaiba Oil Benefits

copaiba oil benefits

Copaiba oil is obtained by steam distillation from the resin of the Copaifera langsdorfii tree from Brazil. The resin from the tree is collected very similarly to how maple resin is collected for syrup production. Copaiba resin has been used for centuries by inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest for pain relief, to treat wounds, and

What Is Aromatherapy?

What Is Aromatherapy

Have you ever heard the term “aromatherapy” and wondered just what is aromatherapy? In this article, I’m going to answer that question for you in a way you will understand. Hopefully, it will inspire you to try aromatherapy for yourself. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to promote mental

Are Essential Oils Safe For Cats?

Are Essential Oils Safe For Cats

Are essential oils safe for cats? More specifically, can you use a diffuser with essential oils in a home with cats? There has been a lot of discussion and some misinformation going around about essential oils and pets lately. There was one post on social media claiming that cats were dropping dead due to their