What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of using the essential oils of certain plants in medicines, spices, and perfume. Formed in the petals, leaves, roots, resin, barks, stems, seeds, grasses, stalks, and rinds of various plants from around the world, essential oils are generally what give the plant its particular aroma. For a plant the essential oil is just that: essential. It performs necessary functions such as shielding the surfaces of the plant from the invasion of natural bacteria and is even considered to be the warming aura that surrounds and protects the plant from temperature fluctuations.
The term aromatherapy is also used to describe a medicinal action on the body. Today's research is validating the centuries old practice of using the oils in antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal treatments. Essential oils are most effective through inhalation or absorption through the skin into the body. To take an essential oil in via breathing, use one of Suzanne's diffusers to fill a room with the oil. In order to use any essential oil on your skin (except Lavender, which can be applied directly), use any of our high quality carrier oils to dilute the potent essential oils before applying.
Essential oils are used for a variety of purposes, from stress relief to headaches to insomnia. Particular oils can help increase energy, erase tiredness, and even soothe anxiety.
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