What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of “aromatic oils in a therapeutic manner” – such use can also be traced back to its original origins in Egypt in 3000BC.
What are the benefits of using essential oils? Essential oils (if used correctly) can help both enhance and improve the overall wellbeing of a person.
How can essential oils be used in a therapeutic manner?
Massage – one of the oldest and most beneficial uses of essential oils when blended correctly.
Baths – Using either a pure or selected blend of oils using 6-8 drops in a warm bath.
Compresses – hot and cold.
Diffuser/Vaporisation – Using a suitable diffuser – greate care must be taken as some essential oils are flammable.
Inhalation – Care must be taken when inhaling – always dilute in warm water – never inhale pure undiluted essential oils as this may cause irritation.
What is the safety guidance for using essential oils? Pure essential oils (if not formulated) should always be kept away from delicate eye areas, they must also be kept away from children, animals and also off polished surfaces.
Under No circumstances should pure essential oils be applied undiluted directly onto the skin.
Never take essential oils internally!
If you are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy or high blood pressure – you should always seek expert advice before using any essential oils
Some essential oils are photosensitive and should not be used prior to sunbathing or when using an artificial sunlight products – such as sunbeds.
Always consult with a professional if in any doubt whatsoever on the use of an essential oil in order to avoid any complication or allergic reaction.