Essential oils are different from perfumes and commercial fragrances in that essential oils are 100% natural and contain no man-made chemicals, as so many perfumes do. Many people use a special burner to heat their oils to vaporize them using a tea-light candle underneath, water or waterless diffusers. Many people have found aromatherapy very helpful in terms of their general feelings of mind and physical wellness. Aromatherapy uses volatile plant oils in a natural form in massage, candles and other delivery methods.
Aromatherapy uses “Essential Oils”. The vapors from these oils benefit many people when they are absorbed throughout the body giving physical benefit. The aroma of the inhaled oils stimulates certain receptors in the brain, giving psychological and emotional benefits.
In aromatherapy massage essential oils, well diluted with “carrier oils” are rubbed into the skin. The diluted essential oils are absorbed through the skin and into the body. Use of “Carrier Oils” is essential for safe application of “Essential oils” to the skin without very serious adverse reactions. “Essential Oils” are often blended to give a greater effect than one could expect from the amounts of the separate oils. The benefits of alternative therapies like aromatherapy are difficult to prove or disprove. However, we cannot deny the many benefits it has to the body.
***Always consult your doctor before use. It is important to take advice only from an experienced and qualified person because too high a concentration of some oils can be harmful, especially if applied to the skin. Be sure to get expert advice because some essential oils can cause sensitization or allergic reactions.