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Aromatherapy
Defined


The most common interpretation of the word "Aromatherapy" would be to define it as therapy which uses aroma or scent.

While this seems to be the mainstream philosophy, in reality, it is not simply the aroma, or psychological effect of the aroma, but also the pharmacological and physiological effects that only the pure Essential Oil can induce within the body systems that makes it therapeutic.

Many products are sold today as "aromatherapy" when in reality they are just products with fragrance added to enhance the senses.

Fragrance oils are synthetic and have no therapeutic value although their odor can affect the emotions through olfaction.

Essential Oils on the other hand affect not only the senses but also the body system as a whole bringing balance and harmony to the body through various applications of the oil.

Pure Essential Oils are the pure, unadulterated oil that is extracted from the plant, tree, roots, stem, etc. of the living plant through various methods of distillation.

Essential Oils are the life "essence" of the plant and therefore have the natural, healing properties contained within them.

These volatile, concentrated essences are contained in the glands, glandular hairs, sacs or veins of the different plant parts. They contain hundreds of organic constituents, including hormones, vitamins, and other natural elements which are produced in the chloroplasts of the leaves (the place where light and matter are combined through photosynthesis.) Plant sugars help to move the chloroplast to different parts of the plant. These oils help to attract or repel insects etc and their antiseptic properties guard them against fungi and bacteria.

Essential Oils are phytochemicals with specific biological properties such as anti-inflammatories, pain relievers, etc. Essential Oils are used for various purposes. They can stimulate or sedate, relieve anxiety and stress, boost the immune system, relax muscles, stimulate circulation etc. They have antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic properties that aid in the healing process but are less toxic than synthetic antibiotics.

The purpose of Aromatherapy is to enhance, restore and heal the body on all levels, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Health can be defined as having all body systems in balance. Disease happens when the body stops functioning in a balanced way. Aromatherapy helps to strengthen the body systems and assists in the self-healing process bringing the body back into balance or harmony.


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