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By Samantha Fields

Samantha Fields

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Aromatherapy

History of Aromatherapy The Chinese:
one of the first cultures
to use aromatherapy.
burned incense to help
create harmony/balance The Egyptians:
used cedarwood,clove, cinnamon,
nutmeg and myrrh to embalm the dead.
used oils and herbs for spiritual,
medicinal, fragrant and cosmetic use.
coined the term "perfume" The Greeks:
Hippocrates ("father of medicine") practiced fumigations for both aromatic and medicinal benefits.
The Roman Empire:
Discorides wrote a book called De Materia
Medica (describes properties of
approx. 500 plants) Aromatherapy Emotional Well-Being not a miracle cure!
but can enhance you're emotional outlook, provide support, help balance your emotions Stress/Depression
Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose, and Rose Gernium Imbalance
Bergamot, Fir, Lavender, Rose and Rose Gernium Energy
Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Fir, Jasmine, Peppermint, Spearmint Medicinal Properties Essential Oils can help with..
Kill bacterial, viral and fungal infections
Heal Wounds
Reduce inflammation
Regulate hormones
Tone and moisturize skin
Stimulate the immune system
Repel bugs
Possibly influence reproduction as plant hormones
Attract mate
Warm the skin in a hot oil massage
Aid blood circulation and digestion
Decrease sinus and lung congestion What is Aromatherapy?! the practice of using plant oils and essential oils for physcological and physical well-being Recipe #1
Incease Confidence 3 drops Orange
2 drops rosemary
3 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Cypress Recipe #2
Stress Relieving 3 drops Clary Sage
1 drop Lemon
1 drop Lavender
Recipe #3
Happiness and Peace Enhancing 3 drops Bergamot
1 drop Ylang Ylang
1 drop Grapefruit Recipe #4
Shoe Deodorizer 4 tablespoons of corn starch
4 tablespoons of baking soda
20 drops Tea Tree
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Lavender few essential oils cause skin reactions in sensitive people when they go out in the sun after using the oil. Most often it is an uneven pigmentation that may look like a rash. Never use these oils in suntan lotions.
Angelica root
Bitter orange
Lemon verbena Recipe #5
Healing Bruises 1 ounce carrier oil such as sweet almond oil
8 drops Helichrysum Summary! essential oils and medicinal and emotional benefits.
make sure to not use specific oils in suntan lotions
the use of amoratherapy can be traced back to 600 years ago
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