Aromatherapy is the use of essentials oils, which are highly concentrated plant extracts. There are over 3,000 different essential oils with about 300 commonly used today.
Essential oils enter the body through skin absorption and inhalation. They are made up of tiny molecules, that when inhaled enter the olfactory area of the brain in the limbic system. This can stimulate memory, effect emotions, heart rate, and hormones.
Essential oil molecules also enter through the skin, carrying away harmful toxins, free-radicals, cell debris, fungi, bacteria, and viruses in the body. It takes anywhere from 20 minutes to seven hours for skin to fully absorb essential oils, and anywhere from three to twenty hours to eliminate them. We eliminate them through our sweat, urine, and saliva.
Essential oils balance hormones, blood pressure, and many other systems in the body. They are great for muscle aches, burns, sinus problems, coughs and colds, migraines and many other uses. They have antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. When used properly they can be very effective in the treatment of many conditions.
We recommend you carefully follow the instructions given and enjoy the wonderful world of aromatherapy!