Aromatherapy is a natural therapeutic way of restoring physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing by using a range of essential oils; pure, organic plant extracts. It has become increasingly prominent in recent decades and many people have benefited from a range of aromatherapy products used to treat a wide range of ailments.
The use of plant derivatives in skin products is not a new phenomenon. More recently, however, people have begun to discover the benefits of using aromatherapy to treat acne.
Acne is a term used to describe a skin condition which leads to chronic spots and pimples. Although most commonly found in teenagers, acne can affect people of all ages. It’s not surprising that acne sufferers often find themselves with low self esteem and ready to try almost anything to find some relief from their skin condition. Although there are a range of prescription medications available, these tend to be very harsh and can have some very unpleasant side effects. The beauty of using aromatherapy to treat acne is that the treatment is completely natural and so free of side effects. Continue reading Use Aromatherapy Essentil Oils To Treat Acne
It’s no secret that everyone wants clear, healthy, vibrant looking skin. Despite our best efforts, however, very often skin can end up looking dull, blemished and tired. With a huge array of skin products on the market, it can be tempting to spend a fortune on expensive products in a bid to find the secret of perfect skin. The good news is that you can take a step towards healthier skin with aromatherapy today, and it needn’t break your lovely piggy bank.
How can aromatherapy help?
Aromatherapy makes use of organic essential oils which are completely natural and organic, being derived entirely from plants. Many high‐end skin products use words like “organic” and “natural” in their advertising when in fact, although they may contain plant extracts, they often also contain a frightening list of synthetic additives! Organic Essential oils contain no such additives and you’ll find that a little goes a long way, so you’re not going to end up spending a small fortune. Continue reading Essential oils ‐ Improve Your Skin With Aromatherapy
Picture the scene; you’ve had a terrible day at work, you’ve missed the bus on the way home and had to stand in the rain for half an hour. You finally arrive home to find that the washing machine is playing up and the kids are squabbling. Sound familiar? Now picture a relaxing bubble bath infused with aromatherapy oils specially chosen to relax and invigorate. Yes, essential oils can be used for more than just massage! The good news is that you can buy a range of aromatherapy oils for use in your own home, and what better way to relax and regroup than luxuriating in a bath with a delicious smelling blend of therapeutic oils.
If you’re discovering the joys of bathing with aromatherapy oils for the first time, be prepared to become hooked pretty quickly. Best of all, however, is that there’s room for a little creativity here too, because you can actually blend different oils together to create new recipes.
Creating your own blend
The great thing about experimenting with different blends of aromatherapy oils is that Continue reading Discover the Joys of the Aromatherapy Bath
Using Essential Oils can bring about many benefits, including improved circulation, the relief of minor ailments and an enhanced sense of relaxation and general wellbeing. As with any substance coming into contact with the body, however, there are some important guidelines that should be followed carefully to ensure your safety:
1. Where essential oils are being used for massage, they should always be diluted before applying to the skin; a suitable carrier oil can be used for this purpose.
2. Essential oils should never be taken internally.
3. Safety is particularly important if you are pregnant or suffer from a medical condition. In such cases, essential oils should only be used with the guidance and supervision of qualified aromatherapist.
4. As you would do with any other application to the skin; if you experience discomfort or irritation with a particular essential oil, stop using it! As a general safety precaution, it’s a very good idea to do a patch test on a small area of skin before trying out a new oil for the first time. Continue reading 10 Simple Guides To Safety With Essential Oils