About Aromatherapy and Hydrotherapy

Our sense of smell is the strongest compared to all the others. We associate certain smells to things we like and also to those we do not. The primary response humans have towards pleasant smells has been studied by researchers in the field of Alternative Medicine. Alternative Medicine uses beyond-the-conventional methods to cure several diseases among people. This science has the advantage of having less or no side effects during the treatment of an individual as there are any uses of drugs.

Alternative Medicine has developed remedies to almost all ailments based on simple and surprising substances. Who could have thought that merely smelling a scent can cure us of our illness? This branch of Alternative medicine is called Aroma Therapy. Just as unusual as this, is the Hydrotherapy. Yes, as the name suggests, Hydrotherapy uses water to rid the body of undesired agents and disease causing microbes.

Both Aromatherapy and Hydrotherapy are techniques based on Mind-Body Intervention methods. Both of them are very effective in what they do. Not many of us know much about these two relatively newly developed techniques,

A description in brief is provided here to make you familiar with them:

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy uses volatile plant materials, called essential oils, for the purpose of altering a person’s mood, or health. Essential oils, the pure essence of a plant, have the quality to provide both physical & psychological benefits when used correctly. Essential oils are highly concentrated and should not be used directly. They are blended together to make a ‘synergy’.

In addition to essential oils, aromatherapy also uses other natural ingredients including cold pressed vegetable oils, herbs, milk powders, sea salts, clays and mud.

Aromatherapy can be carried out in two modes: By direct inhalation of the aroma or by topical application in the form of baths, massages, compresses etc.

Inhaling directly is the best mode as it efficiently relieves the body of all respiratory tract problems. It affects the nervous system as the aroma triggers a reaction in the brain which results in alleviating psychological moods. Topical applications are applied to the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. Massage blends constitute of aromatic oils which help reduce muscular aches, pains and migraines. Having an aromatic bath will accelerate healing of skin disorders; reduce stress levels and increase blood circulation and flow. Using compresses to apply aromatic salts to the body will also benefit the affected area. This method is used to treat muscular aches, varicose veins, sprains, menstrual cramps and respiratory congestion.

HYDROTHERAPY

We are made of 80% water and based on this fact studies have revealed that water can be effectively used to heal the human body off several diseases.

As drinking water is a universal solvent so it helps significantly in the elimination of waste products which gets accumulated in the human body under certain circumstances causing definite injury.

Hydrotherapy is used as physiotherapy for treating people having grave injuries and muscle wastage. Hydrotherapy is also used for individuals suffering from joint problems or severe physical disabilities.

Hydrotherapy can be used in various ways in baths like hot, cold, neutral, sitz, sauna baths etc. While cold baths improves blood flow to tissues and reduce swelling, steam baths are effective in opening pores on the skin and refresh the body. Sitz baths are used for treatment of broken skin and for ailments affecting genital and urinary organs. Sprays can be given for a number of disorders and a neutral bath is best for relaxing and having a sedative effect as it is of the similar temperature as the body and this has a healing influence on the nervous system and the hormonal system.

Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy are both very effective and have absolutely no side effects in their use. With little practice both techniques can be carried

An Introduction to Aromatherapy Massage

Touch is important to all living beings, being one of first and most basic means of communication. Massage is just one way of communicating sensations, hopefully of a pleasant nature.

Just as the body stores up the tensions of the day, both physical and emotional, in the muscles of the neck, back, head and limbs, so massage is a way of removing these muscular tensions, and as a result associated mental tension should also be eased. In addition massage can stimulate the circulation of the blood: the intended purpose of the massage should always be considered – if a massage is given to aid sleep, an invigorating rub down may have the opposite effect!

Aromatherapy massage adds an extra sense – that of smell – to the basic benefit of massage. Fragrances have the power to evoke feelings and memories independently of conscious thought. Combining aromatherapy with massage makes for a powerful experience – essentially the massage giver passes on their energy and touch to the receiver.

Contrary to popular belief, massage is not complicated or difficult and can, by following a few simple rules, form an important part of the healing process.

Always massage with the flow of your body, which is towards your heart. When massaging the abdomen the flow is in a clockwise direction, using circular movements that follow the flow.

Be aware of the needs of the person whom you are massaging, to ensure that it is a both a comforting and soothing experience, especially where the young and the very old are concerned.

The following is a simple guide to the different types of massage and the strokes that can be used to ensure the best results.

What Will I Need?

Aromatherapy massage is one of the simplest ways of using essential oils, but it still helps to prepare your tools and working space in advance.

It is important to have a warm, draught free and quiet environment, where you won’t be disturbed, and where all of your oils and accessories, such as clean towels, are easily to hand.

All essential oils need to be diluted in a carrier, or base oil, before being massaged onto the body or face. As a general rule of thumb the ratio of essential oil to base oil should be:

10 – 15 drops of essential oil in 60ml (12 teaspoons) of base oil.

(Click here to see our full range of carrier oils for use in Aromatherapy massage)

The Basic Massage Strokes

Aromatherapy massage requires long slow strokes maintaining contact on the body at all times, alternating with short fast friction rubs that warm the oils and help spread them evenly over the skin. Delicate areas such as the abdomen, pelvic region and bony areas should be stroked fairly lightly, while greater pressure can be applied to the heavier muscle areas such as the shoulders, buttocks and back. The basic massage strokes listed below comprise the main movements required for Aromatherapy massage.

Effleurage (Stroking Movements)

This is a series of gentle strokes enabling the massage oil to penetrate the body, helping to bring about a state of calm and relaxation. Use the whole hand to do short or long strokes, these can be firm or gentle depending on how you feel. This type of massage helps to increase circulation, relaxation of the muscles and relieve the body of stress and tension.

Petrissage (Kneading Movements)

Petrissage is gentle kneading movements, like kneading dough. The art of petrissage is never to cause pain or discomfort and should be performed slowly and carefully. It is usually used on the back, muscular and fatty areas, and is good for releasing trapped toxins, relaxing muscles and encouraging the lymphatic system to flow. As you perform each kneading movement put a slight pressure on your thumbs.

Friction (Circular Movements)

Especially beneficial for areas that are cold or of poor circulation. Rub the skin in circular movements with the flat of the hand in short, fast movements.

Raking Movements

Hold the fingers stiffly at the joints to resemble the ends of a rake, or as if to play the piano, and with fingertips touching the skin, make firm, raking movements with one or both hands, backwards towards your body.

Pummelling Movements

Make one or both hands into fists and, keeping fingers loose and relaxed while held in a fist, bounce them up and down the body in a fast drumming movement. Pummelling can also be carried out with the hands flat, and fingertips down, or with the sides of the hands, or even with the palms turned upwards.

The Five Main Areas for Massage

Hand Massage

Head, Neck & Facial Massage

Foot Massage

Shoulders & Back Massage

Full Body Massage

>> Hand Massage

This is especially appropriate for older people and people for whom back, foot or facial massages are not appropriate. Touching the hands gently can be very calming – the fingers are packed with nerve endings, and can be as attuned to different parts of the body as the feet.

A quick de-stresser is to gently stroke the recipient’s hands, from wrist to finger tips, using a light flowing touch with all five fingers.

>> Head, Neck & Facial Massage

Place your chosen essential oils on your fingertips and use the fingers to massage around the head. Use only your fingertips to gently but firmly pass around and over the head in a smooth controlled movement.

For Headaches it’s best to start at the base of the neck and work upwards to the base of the scalp. Use the fingers in firm, but not hard effleurage strokes. Continue for as long as necessary. It may also help to include the upper shoulder area which is also often tense, and may in fact be the cause of the headache.

A self- facial massage of the jaw line up to a point immediately below the ears can also help to prepare us for stressful situations such as sitting exams, interviews etc.

To continue the massage onto the neck area, move the hands to the base of the neck, placing a hand on each side of the vertebrae (never put pressure on the vertebrae).

Use small but firm circular movements, working from the base of the neck, and continue upwards to the base of the scalp and then down the sides of the neck. Work around the sides of the neck using gentle but firm movements.

>> Foot Massage

Massage in an upwards direction form the toes to the ankle; if you are lucky enough to have someone do this for you, thumbs should be on the sole of the foot with the fingers on top, if you are doing your own feet you may find it easier to have your thumb on top with you fingers underneath.

>> Shoulder & Back Massage

Before you begin the massage, ensure the recipient is comfortable, preferably lying face down on a well padded floor, bed or mattress, with a rolled up towel or bolster pillow under the upper chest, to ensure that the head and neck will be relaxed in the face down position.

Beginning with the shoulders, use the thumbs and palms to massage with effleurage and petrissage actions, moving from the base of the neck outwards to the shoulder. You may also find it beneficial to take in the shoulder blade area by making large circular movements around the top of the shoulder to just under the shoulder blade.

Moving down towards the lumbar region of the back, use effleurage strokes, placing one hand either side of the vertebrae, using the whole hand, flat against the back stroke up towards the shoulder around and over the shoulder blade and slide down again the sides of the back. Repeat as often as is wished.

Note: Do NOT massage over the vertebrae, as the spine is very sensitive. Always move the hands, fingers and thumbs over either side of the spine.

>> Full Body Massage

The full body massage should incorporate all of the above massages, while also including the arms, legs and abdomen.

The Arms – Using upwards strokes from the wrist to the armpit. Using petrissage on fatty and muscular areas as appropriate.

The Abdomen – using effleurage strokes, use circular movements in a clockwise direction only.

The Legs – always massage the legs upwards from the ankle to the thigh using effleurage strokes. Where appropriate use petrissage on the fatty or muscular areas. (Never over varicose areas)

Lower abdomen and hips – using effleurage strokes start at the lower back and slide over the hips, then slide each hand over the abdomen. Use the whole of the hand flat against the skin.

Aromatherapy Massage – Its Importance and Health Benefits

Aromatherapy is the science that uses the healing powers of essential oils. Aromatic essential oils are distilled from organic plant sources. These plants produce many natural phyto chemicals. Thus, essential oils have diverse therapeutic effects on the mind, body and spirit.

Massage and Aromatherapy go hand in hand. In ancient Egypt, aromatic baths were a daily ritual. This was followed by a massage using aromatic oils made from cinnamon, rose, cedar wood, lilies, myrrh and so on. The last Egyptian queen Cleopatra was famous for exotic massages, aromatic baths and perfumes. She lavishly used perfumes to seduce both Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. In those days, aromatherapy massage was meant for relaxation, pleasant bodily scents, skin conditioning and overall healing. They did not have a clear distinction between perfumery and healing. We now know that an aromatic essential oil massage heals through the sense of touch and smell.

Importance of Aromatherapy Massage

The true significance of an aromatherapy massage is to completely harmonize the mind and the body. Pure and natural essential oils both heal and beautify the body, emotions, and the psyche for a truly powerful and unique sensory experience. An aromatherapy massage is effective due to the ability of the essential oil to penetrate the skin layers and tissues. This permits the oil to enter into the blood quickly and spread the therapeutic benefit throughout the body. The quality of the essential oil will directly affect the extent to which the positive health effects the oil can be derived.

Aromatherapy massage has been accepted today to play a role in relaxation, rehabilitation, and preventive health care in western medicine as well. These massages are offered as part of the health package in spas, beauty clinics resorts and wellness centers.

Essential oils need to be selected and used with care and caution before delivering an aromatherapy massage. Essential oils can either sedate or stimulate the recipient. Most oils are antibacterial and many anti-spasmodic. There are many aromatherapy products available in the market today which contain synthetic substances. These do not give any therapeutic health benefits and can in fact cause adverse reactions.

Health Benefits for Specific Ailments with Aromatherapy Massage

  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Digestive problems,
  • Stress
  • Hypertension,
  • Insomnia,
  • Muscle and joint stiffness
  • Lethargy and low energy levels

These are some health conditions that respond very well to massage with essential oils.

How Aromatherapy Can Change Your Life

Fragrance Oils for Aromatherapy

Fragrance oils for aromatherapy do wonders for your home and office. Besides the scent of the oil travelling from one room to the next via using an electric oil diffuser, there are different benefits derived from different fragrances.

LAVENDER

Lavender is very popular for relaxation. It calms your being and can also help you sleep. Lavender also helps ease depression. This wonderful scent can often be used to replace modern medicine for sleep issues.

Lavender is also used as a great tonic for nerves and anxiety issues. Are you mentally stressed before or even after an exam? Inhale some lavender.

APPLE CINNAMON OIL

A popular fragrance, apple cinnamon has been used for its spicy yet sweet scent. The smell of apples may help to ease migraine headaches. Its been documented that the smell of apples might even curb appetite.

Cinnamon – there are so many health benefits derived from the use of this spice. As a scent, cinnamon can help boost brain power. A research done at Wheeling Jesuit University concluded that participants who took a “whiff” of cinnamon improved in cognitive functions.

So… imagine the smell of apples and cinnamon together, a formidable team.

LILAC OIL

Extracted from the Syringa Vulgaris flowering plant (common lilac), this oil has a refreshing floral scent. With its calming fragrance, lilac can help ease anxiety and calm the mind. It promotes a harmonious mood and many aromatherapists use lilac oil to relax their clients.

Additionally, lilac can also bring about an enhanced feeling of sensuality… hmm…

SANDALWOOD OIL

Sandalwood comes from the heartwood of the “Santalum” tree. The use of sandalwood is more than 4,000 years, and has a very exotic scent, with a soft, warm, woody fragrance.

Sandalwood is mostly used in the form of incense. It is also used in perfumes, cosmetics and aftershave.

The unique fragrance of sandalwood helps with mental clarity when burnt as an incense or fragrance oil. It is great for mental focus while helping you remain calm at the same time.

EGYPTIAN MUSK OIL

A special scent, egyptian musk is a very popular oil that comes from Egypt. Its aroma is woody, sharp, earthy and fragrant. Originally derived from the musk pods found in the Musk dear, the animal was hunted on a large scale and that dwindled its population severely. Now the musk is replaced with a synthetic musk or plant based sources.

Plant base sources used in the make of Egyptian Musk are:

· Musk Mullow or Ambrette Seed

· Musktree or Muskwood

· Musk Flower

· Garden Angelica

The scent of Eyptian Musk oil is used to balance and calm emotions, thus helping to relieve stress.

VANILLA OIL

Vanilla may be one of the most popular scents ever. It’s sweet, warm, complex and comforting. Vanilla is a substance obtained from vanilla beans or produced artificially and used to flavor sweet foods or to impart a fragrant scent to cosmetic preparations. Vanilla was found to help infants adapt to stress and aid in sleep, with its calming effects.

A study at Tubingen University in Germany revealed that vanilla reduced the startle reflex in both humans and animals. Because of its relaxing properties, vanilla scents are commonly used in bath products and candles to help promote restful sleep.

Enjoy your fragrance oils, for calm, relaxation and a peaceful night rest!

The Essential Oil Glossary: Common Aromatherapy Terms & Their Meanings (A-D)

One of the first things I noticed when I started getting hot and heavy with my research on aromatherapy and essential oils is that there is an entire jargon that surrounds the industry and can get pretty confusing to the average reader. If you’ve ever done any research on the benefits or history of essential terms, you’ve probably seen these terms and asked yourself, “What in the world does that mean?”

Now you can know!

If you’re thinking about investing in your own kit of aromatherapy inhalers and have started looking into all of the benefits, here’s some of the lingo you’re likely to encounter.

Anti-Fungal

This just means that the essential oil in question has been heralded for an ability to treat or prevent fungal growth or infections. Be sure to check these facts against credible studies before buying what you read hook, like and sinker.

Anti-Inflammatory

Reducing inflammation.

Antineuralagic

Inhibiting or preventing the occurrence of sharp pains along the course of a nerve or nerves.

Antiplogistic

Another word for anti-inflammatory, but can also include fever relieving properties.

Antiseptic

Indicates that an ingredient is clean and pure and that it prevents growth of disease-inducing agents or other microbials.

Antispasmodic

Something that works to relieve spasms that occur in involuntary muscles (like the intestines or the heart, that you can’t start or stop at will).

Apertif

An essential oil that works to stimulate your appetite.

Aphrodisiac

Something that stimulates or titillates sexual desire, attraction or excitement.

Aromatherapy

A branch of holistic medicines that utilizes plant materials and oils (including essential oils and compounds) in an endeavor to alter mood, mental prowess, psychological and/or physical well being of enthusiasts. For centuries, aromatherapy was the cutting edge of chemistry. Today, it is viewed as an alternative medicine, though new scientific studies emerge on a consistent basis showing that aromatherapy can have powerful applications.

Astringent

A solution that causes contractions in the tissues of the body in general, but is almost universally used in conjunction with the skin in health and wellness applications.

Bactericidal

This is a rather broad term that indicates a myriad of agents that kill bacteria, including disinfectants, antiseptics and antibiotics.

Carminative

A rather polite term for something that helps to relieve gas, specifically flatulence. Think Bean-o.

Cholagogue

Bile is a digestive fluid that is produced by the liver and measured out by the gall bladder. Cholagogues are items that promote the discharge of bile through and out of the system.

Cicatrisant

A pretty archaic term that basically translates into the process of being healed through the formation of scar tissue.

Cordial

Since this is also a pretty popular foodie term, ferreting out details on this one was pretty tough. As far as I could gather, it’s something that is reviving and invigorating. It’s also synonymous with medicine, specifically a stimulant or a tonic. The good news is that cordials, as the earlier association implies, are said to have a comforting or pleasant taste.

Cytophylactic

Certainly not a term that pops up over the typical dinner conversation, a cytophylactic is believed to protect cells and fight infections. They are thought to increase something known as leucocytes, which are responsible for stimulating cellular regeneration and repair.

Depurative

Those who are into detoxing and cleansing are all about the depurative, a term that means something has purifying and detoxifying properties, cleansing away wastes and toxins from the system.

Digestive

Something that aids in digestion.

Disinfectant

This means that the solution has anti-microbial properties or agents.

Diuretic

If you look to the very center of the word, “ure”, you’ll get a hint. Diuretics cause your body to increase the production and passage of urine.

That’s all for the A-D aromatherapy glossary.

Herbal Incense – An Essential Part of Aromatherapy

Incense is Essential to Aromatherapy

For those that believe in the relaxing and therapeutic abilities of aromatherapy, herbal incenses are an essential part. Aromatherapy involves all kinds of methods that infuse perfumed herbal fragrances into a room or your personal space to stimulate your mental state of mind and offers relaxation when you are stressed or need peace of mind. It is believed to improve the quality of your life and health because the perfumed smoke is believed to have magical abilities, when it comes to increased imagination and creativity, relieving stress and anxiety or depression and increasing sexual and erotic notions.

Aromatherapy is considered an alternative medicine practice that uses the therapeutic abilities of a variety of essential oils, whether they come from flowers, plant resins or tree leaves.

Because these essential oils are what give the plants fragrance, it is believed that they also have magical or medicinal powers when use in herbal incense and it is also believed that they have a wide range of healing effects. Essential oils have been used in a wide range of pharmaceuticals and they are capable of a variety of remedial effects, whether used in incenses, bath oils, candles or skin care treatment products for topical applications.

  • When it comes to examples of where it can be helpful, you just have to consider that these essential oils that are used in the manufacture of herbal incense products, which are commonly used in a variety of aromatherapy products for a variety of remedies. They have been known over the centuries to have the ability to fight bacteria and viruses, affect digestion and induce sleepiness, in addition to inducing heightened creativity, imagination and sexual awareness and desire.

Incenses can be used as part of an aromatherapy treatment that can affect arthritis, headaches, stress-related insomnia and anxiety.

There are a variety of things that essential oils are used for and herbal incense contains sufficient amounts, which indicates that it can be used for the same things that the essential oil is reputed for, in alternative medicine practices that involve aromatherapy.

  • For example, peppermint oil is good for a stimulant, nausea and travel sickness while lavender is for headaches, stress, insomnia and it has also been proven effective as a topical treatment for cuts, burns and insect bites. Those that have coughs or colds could benefit from the therapeutic properties of Eucalyptus, while Sandalwood and Rose essential oils are known as aphrodisiacs that promote the sexual and romantic imagination. No matter what herbal incense you choose, the importance of the essential oils contained in herbal incense offer a variety of cures for a variety of ailments.

The mental benefits of aromatherapy and incense come for the perfumed smoke or smells and feelings of the essential oils that are present when burned in the incense, soaked in as bath oils or applied as skin care treatments. The balanced mental states that herbal incenses can invoke are well accepted throughout many civilizations and have been for a number of centuries. Today, incenses are an essential part of aromatherapy treatments.

The Essentials Of Aromatherapy

Essential oils have long been a major part of going to the spa or for a massage. They can be diffused into the air, added to massage oil and used directly on the body or they can be personally used to treat what ails you.

If you go back centuries, basic cures for ailments were found by using different plants and extracts from plants, and what they learned has followed through to today where we use these same plants for all the good they can give us.

Take eucalyptus for example. This is a fast growing plant, and evergreen even and it is native to Australia. You may think of it first as the main diet for the koala but the leaves can be used to make an essential oil that helps to reduce coughing, colds and congestion, it is antiseptic, it is antimicrobial and it is great to counter respiratory issues. As a cream preparation, it can be used in a massage to help relieve muscle and joint pain and since it’s cooling in nature, it is wonderful for everyday aches and pains too.

Bergamot is a citrus scented oil that is used to treat stress, depression and anxiety. It too has healing properties and works well to help skin infections heal. It also stimulates the liver, the spleen and the digestive system. Added to massage oil, bergamot helps you relax as the tension leaves your body. What could be better than that?

Chamomile has long known to be a major calming agent. It’s popular in tea and also popular in the spa setting as it is an antidepressant and a mood lifter. Chamomile is also used for its antiseptic and antibiotic properties.

Tea tree oil is very widely used so it’s no surprise that it is the most popular of the essential oils and one used a lot in aromatherapy situations. It has lots of uses not the least of which is it is a natural immune system booster. It also fights infections, heals the skin of minor cuts and burns, alleviates muscle aches, the flu and even things like athlete’s foot! Talk about a multipurpose essential oil!

If you are looking for aromatherapy to alleviate hyperactivity look no further than marjoram. It also relieves anxiety, helps with digestion and helps with issues like cramps. In a massage, it can help alleviate headaches and tension and it also combats fatigue.

Aromatherapy – Scam or the Real Deal?

The term “aromatherapy” came into being back in the 1902’s. As with many discoveries, The initial realization of the concept was the result of an accident. It occurred in the laboratory of a French scientist named Rene Maurice Gattefosse. He was working with essential oils in the lab when he burned his arm. Essential oils are aromatic liquid substances extracted from flowers, trees, grasses, roots, fruits and leaves. Gattefosse quickly reacted to the burn by inserting his arm into a tub of the nearest liquid, which happened to be lavender essential oil. Afterwards, he was very surprised at how quickly the burn healed and at how little scarring was evident afterwards. This spurred much more investigation into the workings of essential oils and aromatherapy over the ensuing years, and now everyone can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, which has been defined as the art and science of using essential oils to promote health and well being.

Many people think of aromatherapy as an expensive practice that requires the services of an expert, but that’s not necessarily true. There are many books that go into the whys and wherefores of aromatherapy and essential oils. Anyone can go online or to their local health food store and purchase one of these books and some essential oils and get started for very low cost. If you really want to save money and have the time, you can even purchase seeds in order to grow herbs that yield essential oils.

One reason for the popularity of aromatherapy is its use as an alternative to prescription drugs. While there isn’t an aromatherapy cure for every medical condition, ailments such as PMS, earache, muscle and joint pain, poor digestion, lack of energy, insomnia, diarrhea, allergies, headache, depression and anxiety, among others, have responded well to treatment with aromatherapy in many cases. People who are fearful of the side effects of prescription medications would be good candidates for the aromatherapy alternatives, with the main side effect of that type of treatment being saving a lot of money.

If you plan to treat yourself with aromatherapy, then it’s prudent to read up on the guidelines and techniques first. For example, I saw a website that indicated that individuals with heart problems should never use peppermint oil. Not knowing (or ignoring) that piece of advice could be catastrophic, so make sure you know what you’re doing before you start.

Some mainstream medical practitioners have questioned the effectiveness of aromatherapy, and on the other side, some serious boosters of the modality are disturbed by the recent mass marketing of the essential oils and books that claim to teach all about the practice, thinking it should be left to experts. As with most health issues, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. However, if you’re interested in finding out more before you invest any money, the Internet is a great place to search for information and get both sides of the story.

Aromatherapy – Powerful Natural Weight Loss Fast

The results are in for this natural weight loss formula using pure organic essential oils. This organic essential oil formula is a perfect balance of aromas for curbing your appetite, as well as helping to relieve food cravings, enhance your digestion and metabolism and burn excess fat!

Here’s the basic recipe for a potent synergistic weight loss blend: Pure Organic Essential Oils of Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Orange and Lemon. The oils in this recipe are formulated in a 1:1:1 ratio!

I can assure you the basic pure essential oil recipe I am sharing with you is an incredible combo for the magical effect of suppressing your appetite, burning excess fat, increasing your metabolis and enhancing your digestion, FAST!

Here’s some information on the essential oils in this recipe to help you understand why this particular combination of oils work so powerful for fast weight loss!

FIRST INGREDIENT: Pink Grapefruit oil, has a long standing reputation as a “dieter’s friend” and is often recommended for treating eating disorders and overweight or obesity issues and is especially helpful for controlling sweet cravings. It has been used effectively in anti-cellulite blends.

Pink Grapefruit is a cleansing and revitalizing tonic with a bright, crisp aroma that will energize and uplift your spirit. I can’t help but think of the Beatle’s song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” whenever I take a whiff of Pink Grapefruit because it sparkles just like diamonds and leaves me feeling all warm and happy inside.

Pink Grapefruit is also recommended for enhancing one’s self esteem and definitely gives you an added sense of “you can do it!”

SECOND INGREDIENT: Sweet Orange which has a very sweet and fresh orange aroma that’s warm and inviting, a rejuvenating and uplifting tonic for the mind and emotions.

The friendly scent of Sweet Orange oil will immediately freshen and enliven your mood, creating an inner ambiance!

As with other members of the citrus family Orange’s natural astringency makes it an effective tonic for the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Sweet Orange stimulates the release of lactic acid that builds up in the muscles which causes stiffness and contributes to loss of desire for activity and movement.

Orange oil acts to replenish skin cells and smooth out an uneven complexion, lines and wrinkles. Orange is a decidedly happy oil and eases physical and emotional tension.

THIRD INGREDIENT: Lemon is the potent third ingredient in my appetite suppressant recipe. Lemon oil acts as a powerful cleansing tonic. It has a tart and tangy, clean lemon scent and smells like the freshly grated peel.

Lemon is a known physical tonic and helps stimulate blood and lymph circulation to effectively cleanse and tonify the body. It is useful for treating circulatory problems such as “spider” veins, or broken capillaries.

A strong germicide Lemon is highly antiseptic and helps to purify and rid the body of toxins. Its natural astringency makes it excellent for the removal of waste products and fatty tissue.

Lemon is popular in anti-cellulite blends!

TIP FOR USE: Inhale this powerful weight loss blend of pure essential oils just before eating to control and curb your food cravings and hunger pangs. Not only will it stop your incessant urge to eat it will also improve your digestion and metabolism, as well as help you burn excess fat – FAST!

To lose and maintain weight loss FAST try this powerful weight loss recipe made. Be sure to use pure organic essential oils for best therapeutic results!

Properly administered essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative healing therapy for improving your physical, mental, and emotional health.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap chemical copies of essential oils available, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results always use ethically wild crafted or pure, organic essential oils that are pesticide free!

Aromatherapy Carrier Oils for Topical Use

Unlike essential oils that come from flowers, roots and leaves, carrier oils are extracted from nuts and fruits and are generally much cheaper than their essential counterparts. They are, however, vital in order to create skincare aromatherapy products as they both dilute and anchor the more volatile essential oils that should never be applied undiluted to the skin as they could cause irritation or allergic reactions.

Being familiar with both the scent and texture of the different carrier oils can make all the difference between being a good aromatherapy professional or being the one people keep coming back to buy aromatherapy blends from. You are probably already familiar with the names of many carrier oils, as they are used as base on many moisturisers and skin care products. Some popular oils that are also frequently used on cosmetic products are sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba or even olive oil.

If you are considering making your own aromatherapy products, the choice of carrier oil will greatly influence the results. For example, lavender oil is astringent and works well to help with skin problems such as acne, so combining it with other essential oils that have complementary qualities can greatly enhance its effects. However, mixing it with carrier oil indicated for dry skin is counterproductive and won't get such good results.

In some cases, instead of carrier oil you may want to use aromatherapy butter, which is an emulsified and creamy version of the oil. This can help create richer textures for products such as creams or face masks, which may also benefit from using skin care clay to achieve the right consistency. As the carrier oil will be a large part of the end product, is important to make sure you only buy the highest quality products that will give you reliable results and offer the best aromatherapy properties.

Essential oils have been used in all sorts of skin products and formulations for centuries, and their healing properties were already observed and exploited by ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, who were great cosmetologists that left many of their formulas entombed with pharaohs and other nobility to the delight of modern archaeologists. Most of those same essential oils are still used on modern cosmetics and natural or handmade skin-care, and along with the right carrier oils they can improve improve your skin and beauty regimen and even help you make some money selling aromatherapy products.