Aromatics - More Than Just Hot Air

Many people have found aromatics very helpful in terms of their general feelings of psychological and physical wellness. Aromatherapy uses volatile plant oils in a natural form in massage, candles, and other delivery methods.

The practise of aromatics uses "Essential Oils". The vapours from these oils benefit many people when they are absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream, giving physical benefit.

The benefits of alternative therapies like aromatics are difficult to prove or disprove, but millions of people spend millions of dollars on these products and do so again and again, so they must be feeling better.

Essential oils are different from perfumes and commercial fragrances in that essential oils are 100% natural and contain no man-made chemicals and so many perfumes do. Many people use a special burner to heat their oils to vaporise them using a tea-light candle underneath.

It is important to take advice only from an experienced and qualified aromatic practitioner 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 sensitisation or allergic reactions. Sensitisation means that you will have little reaction on the first exposure, but subsequent use will cause a massive adverse reaction.

In aromatic massages, essential oils, well-diluted with "carrier oils" are rubbed into the skin. the diluted essential oils are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Use of carrier oils is essential for safe application of essential oils to the skin without very serious adverse effects.

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