Aromatherapy Basics: Beginner Essential Oils

 

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Aromatherapy is based on the principle that natural fragrances or essential oils, from certain plants or flowers can affect our moods and consequently how we think or feel at any given time. 

Essential oils should not be confused with perfumes or other fragrance oils. Essential oils are natural to the plant, whereas fragrance oils are chemically produced to mimic certain aromatic scents for perfumes, colognes, candles, etc.

Inhalation is the oldest form essential oil use, it is also arguably the safest. Oils diffused throughout a room relatively safe in most cases due to the high level of dilution.

 

1.Lavender: has a sweet, dry, herbaceous-floral scent. Promotes calming, relaxation, relieves nervous tension reliever. Blends with Lemon,Patchouli,Rosemary.

2.Orange: has a juicy-fresh, light citrus scent.Uplifting, calming, improves sadness. Blends with Clove,Lemon,Peppermint.

3.Rosemary: fresh, woody-herbaceous scent. Stimulating, memory booster, alertness. Blends with Clove,Lemon,Lavender.

4.Eucalyptus: a very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones. Mental focus, respiratory health. Blends with Lavender,Lemon,Peppermint.

5.Lemon: has a fresh, zesty citrus scent.Energizing, uplifting, invigorating.Blends with Lavender, Rosemary.

6.Peppermint: has a fresh, cool, grassy-minty scent. Alertness, soothing, enlightening. Blends with Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Lemon.

7.Clove: smells spicy and rich. Immune booster, aphrodisiac, calming. Blends with Orange,Peppermint.

8.Patchouli: has a rich, earthy, woody, “wine” scent.Relieves nervous tension, soothing, deodorant. Blends with Clove, Orange, Lavender.

9. Ylang Ylang: has a warm, sweet, floral scent. Aphrodisiac, relaxation, tension reliever. Blends with peppermint.

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