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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Tuberose Absolute Profile

by Geoff Lyth

For over 100 years, tuberose was one of the most expensive natural flower materials available to the perfumer, and was quite literally, worth its weight in gold. This was due to the excruciatingly slow and laborious method of obtaining tuberose oil known as ‘cold enfleurage’. This method is far too time consuming for our modern world, so thanks to improvements in extraction techniques and cultivation, the price of tuberose absolute is now much more affordable than the oil originally obtained by enfleurage. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Absolutes | Tags: , , , | Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 2:26

Aromatherapy For Beautiful Nails

by Sue Charles

Beautiful, well groomed nails enhance your overall appearance, and are a vital part of stating who you are in both your social and business life. But it can take a lot of time and effort to keep them looking perfectly manicured, and many women constantly worry about their splitting, brittle nails. They crave the regular hand massages, manicures and nail beauty routines the movie stars indulge in. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , | Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 2:09

Aloe Vera – The Amazing Healing Herb

by Geoff Lyth

Recognised as a significant medicinal herb for over 3,000 years, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) today still remains a living legend in the world of natural medicine. Scientists continue to research into how this plant produces its amazing healing properties with absolutely no side effects.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Botanical Stuff | Tags: , , | Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 11:32

Cedarwood Virginian Essential Oil Profile

by Geoff Lyth

This particular type of cedarwood essential oil is known botanically as Juniperus virginiana, and strictly speaking this species is not considered a true cedar. As the botanical name indicates it is part of the genus Juniper, which belongs to the Cupressaceae family. There are several cedarwood essential oils extracted from trees of the Cupressaceae family, but few are used much in aromatherapy.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Monday, October 7th, 2013 - 6:10

Carrier Oils To Rejuvenate And Protect Your Skin

by Sue Charles

A vast range of natural materials is available to protect and care for your skin, and you’ll find many of them conveniently brought together for the gentle healing art of aromatherapy. And I’m not just talking about essential oils either; carrier oils also have the ability to revitalize, nourish, and shield your skin from the ravages of the weather and environmental pollution. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , , , , , | Monday, October 7th, 2013 - 6:05

Understanding Holistic Medicine

by Sue Charles

For as long as holistic medicine has been in existence, there has been an ongoing debate about whether it is actually a treatment, or a collection of preventative measures. This is because whilst holistic medicine has a strong presence in the actual treatment of disease and illness, holistic practitioners also address the emotional, spiritual, mental and social needs of a patient. This all-encompassing approach can therefore be viewed as a form of preventative care, but it is actually much more than that. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: | Monday, October 7th, 2013 - 5:16

Peppermint Essential Oil Profile

by Geoff Lyth

Peppermint essential oil is derived from the leaves of Mentha piperita, which belongs to the Lamiaceae family. The genus Mentha comprises of over 20 individual species with a diversity of varieties and chemotypes, most of which have aromatic foliage. However, only the essential oil extracted from Mentha piperita and Mentha arvensis (Cornmint), has the sharp, crisp and familiar aroma we associate with the term ‘peppermint’. Read more…

Rejuvenate Your Hands With Aromatherapy

by Sue Charles

Every woman knows that her hands reveal the truth about her age. No matter how much money is invested in cosmetic surgery, absolutely nothing can be done surgically to turn back the hands of time with your hands! We use our hands to communicate and express our feelings to everybody we meet, so this makes it vitally important to care for your hands properly to keep them feeling soft, smooth, and looking good.
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Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , | Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - 11:12

Natural Hair Loss Treatments

by Geoff Lyth

For most men and women, hair loss is an embarrassing and sensitive issue. It is also a condition that affects far more people than is generally known, afflicting even young teenagers in extreme cases. Fortunately, there are several hair loss treatments that are both safe and effective, and equally importantly they are natural and don’t pose the risks associated with using drugs.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , | Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - 7:46
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