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What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. 

The inhaled, or topically aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.
A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. 

There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.
How you apply essential, or aromatherapy, oils has an impact on their healing capabilities. 
Some services I offer using the properties of essential oils are: 

Aromatherapy Massage 
Probably the most popular method of aromatherapy application is massage. Blending drops of essential oil with carrier lotions (almond, cocoa butter, shea butter, etc.) can affect the body both psychologically and physiologically -- depending on which essential oil you use. Peppermint is known to energize the senses whereas lavender is a known relaxing agent. The olfactory sense is triggered using essential oils during massage, and some oils are absorbed into the skin and ultimately the blood stream to produce healing effects.

Aromatherapy facials

Massages, baths and steam inhalations are the common methods of taking the aromatherapy treatment. Facials help you to gain a clear complexion and glowing skin. Facials are a process that involves deep cleansing, toning and moisturizing. In an aromatherapy facial essential oils are used to carry out a facial. It is advisable to use only pure plant oils for aromatherapy facials. There are different facials techniques to be followed for different skin types. Skin types are broadly divided into oily skin, dry skin, normal skin and sensitive skin.

Essential oils used in aromatherapy facials

Aromatherapy is an art. Aroma oils are highly concentrated. Therefore, it is important to use essential oils in a proper combination while making use of this therapy. Skin absorbs the aroma molecules in these essential oils making you feel better from within. The facial hydrates skin and removes toxins. A small amount of essential oils can do wonders. Aromatherapy is used to cure simple as well as acute or chronic diseases. The essential oils when breathed deeply enter the lungs and then travel through bloodstream. They slowly spread throughout the body and start showing their healing benefits.

Essential oils and their benefits


Different oils have different healing purposes. Aromas affect our feelings, moods and emotions. Few essential oils such as Lemon, Jasmine, Rose, Lime, Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile and Neroli are considered beneficial for skin. These oils are used to make aromatherapy facial mask. Essential oils which are used in aromatherapy facials are full of goodness. A pinch of aromatic oil in your facial mask purifies and softens skin, reduces depression, heals skin burns, restores moisture and detoxifies the skin, acts as a skin rejuvenator and uplifts mood.