Colour Therapy & Aromatherapy

Aromas vibrate at the same frequency as colours so oils and incense can be mixed to give a blend that is suited to your need for a variety of colour energies.

Chart - Colour / Essential Oils & Incense.

Violet
Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Benzoin, Neroli, Lavender, Angelica.

Indigo
Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint, Spruce, Frankincense, Elemi, Clary Sage.

Blue
Blue Chamomile, Sage, Lemongrass, Hyssop.

Turquoise
Helichrysum, Myrtle, Litsea, Rose Geranium.

Green
Rose, Bergamot, Melissa, Jasmine, Rosewood.

Yellow
Juniper, Vetivert, Rosemary, Yarrow, Petitgrain, Palmarosa, Marjoram, Lemon.

Orange
Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Rose Geranium, Orange Sandalwood.

Pink
Rose Geranium, Rose, Rose Otto, Melissa.

Red
Patchouli, Myrrh, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Cedar wood, St. John's Wort.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the practice of using naturally distilled essences of plants to promote the health and well-being of your body, mind, and emotion spirit. These essences, called essential oils, can restore balance and harmony to your body and to your life. Aromatherapy can be experienced through several mediums. Essential Oils are the purest form and most medicinal in their action. Incense is made from the oils and resins of plants.

Sacred Herbs, such as Sage, Cedar, Sandalwood, and Amber resin are known for their cleansing and healing properties and are often used for cleansing negative energy. Essential oil blends are essential oils blended with a carrier oil in order to disperse the healing properties over larger areas of the body and to protect the skin from irritations, burns or sensitive reactions. Aromatherapy is also incorporated in Herbal Candles, in Crystals and Gemstones and in Massage and Body Lotion.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Some of today's most serious health concerns such as heart disease, anxiety disorders, depression, obesity and immunity disorders, are caused by or are related to stress. Both conventional and non-conventional health professionals agree that lifestyle changes and stress management are essential to improving and maintaining our overall health.Sensory input can stimulate our emotional and physiological responses.

In today's world we are constantly receiving sensory stimuli. On any given day, computer screens, fluorescent light, television images and late-night driving overwork our eyes. Loud machines stimulate our ears, the hum of a computer or refrigerator, television, a blaring radio, telephone conversation, sometimes all in the same room. The types of foods we eat overwork even our taste buds. Likewise, our noses are bombarded with automobile exhaust, cleaning products and toxic chemicals. Unbelievably, these types of stress affect our nervous system and result in physical disorders.

The best way to relieve stresses and bring your body back into balance is through natural therapies such as Aromatherapy. Of the five senses, our sense of smell is the most primitive and most closely associated with our emotions and how our body responds to them. Together with a balanced diet, nutrition, adequate exercise and water, Aromatherapy can help you achieve a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. It can become a part of your daily routine.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are the volatile oils found in the seeds, roots, resins, flowers, trees, stems, bark and fruit of plants. These oils are the life force of the plants and have many beneficial and protective properties. Many oils have antiviral, antibacterial or antifungal properties. Some may also soothe inflammation, relax tense muscles or enhance breathing. Essential oils are being used to treat physical, psychological and energetic imbalances and they have become very popular as interest in self-care and natural products.

In Japan workers exposed to jasmine, lavender and lemon, fragrances seem happier and make fewer keyboard errors. New York medical researchers gave MRI patients vanilla fragrance - a comfort aroma- during their scans. They were feeling significantly less anxious.

In Australia, tea tree oil is used as an effective first aid treatment and used in medical treatments.Blending essential oils is a form of art. The best way to learn is to practice. Choose a few oils that mach your physical and emotional needs and start blending! Many home and beauty products contain harmful chemical that may damage our health when used long-term. You can even make your own natural products using essential oils that are not only fun, but also safer for your health and environment.

Some Applications of Essential Oils

Diffusion's - the easiest way to benefit from aromas of essential oils in your home or office. A few drops can also be added to a potpourri of dried flowers.

Mists - uplifting or calming body mist or a refreshing room fragrance.

Massage - diluted with massage oil you can experience the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, which can be made for aches and pains, chest congestion, immune stimulation or simply for relaxation.

Baths - are the most versatile and pleasurable ways to enjoy aromatherapy.

Soaps - indulge yourself with your home made luxurious soap bars or give them as unique gifts.

Body care - benefits for the entire body include weight management, detoxification, improved circulation, enhanced skin care, reduction of the appearance of cellulite.

Facial care, Pedicures, Hair care, Perfumery.

The Author

© Trevor Mayes is a qualified colour therapist and proprietor of Colour Counselling Therapy Healing which specialises in online diagnostic colour therapy and healing gemstones which is particularly suitable for stress relates issues. His interests are shamanism, the Runes, music, photography, growing vegetables, biking, mountaineering, sailing and canoe surfing. http://www.colour-counselling-therapy-healing.com/

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