Welcome to Aromatherapy Lifestyle

 

Aromatherapy Lifestyle aims to make the art of aromatherapy as easy and understandable as possible, so that everyone can introduce the benefits of this gentle yet powerful healing art into their daily lives.

Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.

On this site we reveal exactly how aromatherapy can help keep you in the best of health and looking good with loads of expert recipes, essential oil profiles, health and beauty tips, plus all the latest news from the world of aromatherapy. And since aromatherapy crosses over into other related areas of natural medicine and healing, we cover lots of related subjects too.

You are encouraged to interact with us by leaving a comment or question about the articles, and wherever possible the authors will post a reply. If you can think of subjects that you would like to see covered in future articles then just let us know and we will do our best to include those too.

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Thyme Sweet Essential Oil Profile

by Geoff Lyth

The Thymus genus belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is highly complex, consisting of over 100 different species known by more than 300 common names. The species of thyme used for the production of essential oil is Thymus vulgaris, and is believed to be an improved, cultivated form of the wild thyme which originated in the mountainous regions of Spain and Europe.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , | Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - 2:50

Essential Oils For Healthy Hair

by Sue Charles

Like skin, hair is a reliable barometer as to the state of your health and wellbeing. When you are fit and healthy internally, your skin and hair will reflect this externally. So if you are suffering from stress, poor diet, or any form of ill-health, your hair will often be the first visible sign that all is not well.
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , | Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - 2:46

Beat Winter Blues With Aromatherapy Baths

by Sue Charles

Here in the United Kingdom, the cold, wet, dark and gloomy weather has really set in now, with record-breaking levels of rainfall in many parts during January. Thank goodness we’re not knee-deep in snow, but nonetheless, right now Spring seems far, far away. During dreary weather like this I like to pamper myself a bit from time to time, and usually qualify my actions with a declaration along the lines of ‘I work hard, so I deserve it’. I heartily recommend that you do the same! Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - 2:37

Patchouli Essential Oil Profile

by Geoff Lyth

Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin) is unmistakable, and for those of a certain generation its sweet earthy aroma will often trigger happy memories of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Adopted by the counterculture that began in the USA and quickly swept the western world, patchouli will be forever associated with hippies, psychedelia, Hare Krishna and marijuana; although not necessarily all of those or in that order!
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - 1:11

Change Your Mind

by Geoff Lyth

Our outlook and attitude to life in general plays a huge part in determining how happy our lives will be, and ultimately, influences how successful we become. Someone who thinks positively about everything is more relaxed, calm and will smile much more than someone who focuses on the negative side, allows stress to get the better of them, and permanently wears a frown.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Mind and Body | Tags: , | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - 11:10

Essential Oils For Winter Wellbeing

by Sue Charles

Now that winter is in full swing it is not uncommon to find ourselves wanting to stay in bed that little bit longer to keep snug and warm. I must admit, I find it much easier to get out of bed on a bright summers morning than it is when it’s cold, dark and raining outside. And on top of all that, the colder weather brings with it the misery of blocked noses, cold feet, aching joints – and summer seems so very, very far away . . .
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - 8:16

Frankincense Essential Oil Profile

by Geoff Lyth

Frankincense essential oil is obtained from the hardened oleo-gum resin collected from Boswellia carterii or related species found in the Boswellia family. The genus Boswellia comprises of approximately 23 species, but only about 6 of these exude oleo-gum resin that yields frankincense oil with the beautiful, classical fragrance we are familiar with.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 2:12

Natural Winter Skincare Protection

by Sue Charles

The colder winter months are finally upon us which means it’s time to make changes to our skin care routine before the winter weather starts to take its toll on us. Just as your body needs different clothing to protect it against the changing weather, your skin needs a different skin care regime to properly protect it from the harsh weather too.
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 12:55

10 Easy Ways To Use Essential Oils Around Your Home

by Geoff Lyth

Usually when you want to create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere in the house, lighting up a burner or plugging in a vaporizer is the preferred option. But it is not always possible to use a burner in some locations, so having alternative techniques to diffuse your essential oils can come in really handy.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 8:29
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