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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

How To Use Essential Oils

by Geoff Lyth

One of the great things about essential oils is their tremendous versatility and ease of use in aromatherapy. An amazing amount of power is packed into each drop, and this makes it very easy to use them in daily life to improve your health and wellbeing.

It can be great fun learning how to use essential oils and trying out all the different ways they can be enjoyed, but you must use them properly to get the best results. And because they are so powerful, they usually need to be diluted before you can use them. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , , , | Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 - 9:32

How Aromatherapy Works

by Geoff Lyth

Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils which, when used correctly, can help to alleviate a wide range of physical and emotional disorders. Used in massages, baths, compresses and inhalations, essential oils can assist relaxation and pain relief, thereby promoting a feeling of health and well-being. This in turn can help to break the vicious circle of stress, which so often leads to ill health.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , , , | Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 - 12:20

The Sense Of Smell

by Geoff Lyth

The sense of smell is the most basic and primitive of all our senses, and is of vital importance to humans since it helps with the survival of our species. For our prehistoric ancestors, smell was equally as important as vision in the battle for survival, since certain odours such as smoke and rotting flesh would often signal danger. Without the sense of smell, humans would not have survived the evolutionary process.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , , | Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - 11:29

Carrier Oils – How To Choose Them

by Sue Charles

Knowing how to choose the right carrier oil can be somewhat bewildering for newcomers to aromatherapy because specialist suppliers usually offer such a wide range. Very little is written about this subject in most aromatherapy books, so unless you enroll on a training course knowing how to select them can seem like a bit of a black art.
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Article by Sue Charles | About Aromatherapy,Profiles - Carrier Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Thursday, September 8th, 2011 - 7:30

Absolutes; What They Are & How They Are Made

by Geoff Lyth

The delicate nature of many flowers means that steam distillation can not be used to extract the fragrant oil because the intense heat destroys the flowers, causing them to become compacted into a solid mass that steam is unable to penetrate. If the steam is unable to move freely through the flowers during distillation it is impossible to extract the oil.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , | Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - 11:28

Flower Water Or Hydrosol – What’s The Difference?

by Geoff Lyth

Floral water, flower water, hydrosol, hydrolat, hydrolate and distillate water. Those who are interested in aromatherapy should be familiar with at least one or more of these terms, and many of you will have already used these fragrant waters in aromatherapy already.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: | Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 - 9:17

Power Of The Limbic System

by Geoff Lyth

We have all experienced the undeniable power of aroma, even though we may not necessarily have been consciously aware of it at the time. For example, at some point in our lives most of us have all been greeted by a fragrance that triggered a powerful memory, perhaps one dating back as far as our early childhood. The smell of freshly baked bread or apple pie conjures up long forgotten childhood memories of your mother baking, or a whiff of perfume you’ve not encountered for years transports you back to your first true love at high school. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , , , | Saturday, August 28th, 2010 - 6:27

Carrier Oils – Aromatherapy’s Unsung Heroes

by Sue Charles

The base oils used in aromatherapy are more commonly known as ‘carrier oils’ and are fundamental to aromatherapy itself. Not only do they help to dilute essential oils and ‘carry’ them into your body’s systems, but many of them have therapeutic and healing properties that can be used on their own as well. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | About Aromatherapy | Tags: , | Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - 9:54
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