Category Archives: Aromatherapy

The Essential Oil Glossary: Common Aromatherapy Terms and Their Meanings (E-Z)

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In just about any industry, it’s common to encounter a little jargon. The world of aromatherapy and essential oils is no different. While there has been a recent uptick in scientific trials and case studies focused on the world of aromatherapy, most of the legends, lore and information dates back much further. Although much has been updated, you’re still likely to encounter some more outdated or medical jargon you aren’t familiar with. In this second and final installment, we’re addressing aromatherapy terms that fall in the E-Z glossary.

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

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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?”

Aromatherapy: Scents That Heal Insomnia

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Traditional Chinese medicine makes use of aromatherapy to help people sleep better. What is aromatherapy? It is the practice of using the scent of essential oils derived from plants to heal various ailments, one of which is insomnia. Aromatherapy is used to induce calm, relaxation and has been proven to help ease anxiety and alleviate mild depression. People who practice aromatherapy can use healing scents to create different mental and emotional states, including sleepiness.

The Hidden Health Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils

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Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils continues to be one of the preferred alternative methods of healing that is 100% all natural and safe when used as directed.

3 Calming Essential Oils You Can Use in an Aroma Vaporizer

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Using essential oils to elicit certain physiological reactions is something that people have been doing for many years, and now you can make use of an aroma vaporizer to get the same effects. Since essential oils have different purposes, it is important to get to know which ones will have the effects that you are looking for, including those that soothe and calm the body and mind.

Natural Allergy Remedies

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Natural Allergy Remedies?

So you suffer from the misery of allergies, I know the feeling. I have suffered from allergies for over 40 years and I know how debilitating they can be. I wanted to understand what allergies are, and how I could reduce or even eliminate the symptoms naturally.

Aromatherapy for Cuts, Abrasions and Herbal Treatments

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While simple cuts and scrapes can be treated with antiseptic essential oils or minor burns can be healed burns with essential oils like lavender and tea tree oil. This article will explain in detail the practical treatment options for available in aromatherapy for minor cuts and burns injury.

Relaxation Herbs – How Tea Can Help You Relax at Home

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Teas and relaxation herbs have been used for centuries to help people relax, gain more energy, lose weight, as well as many other benefits. This article will enlighten you on a few relaxation herbs that you can use at home to relax.

Aromatherapy: Herbal Remedy

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Aromatherapy is an alternative field of medicine which is gaining popularity, it aim not only on the treatment but also on prevention of diseases.

Basil – More Than a Kitchen Plant

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A universally known fact is that aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from plants. One of the most commonly used essential oil in aromatherapy is that of Basil.

The Benefits of an Aromatherapy Basic Care Kit

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If you are just beginning your journey with essential oils and aromatherapy there are a few oils that will help you get started.

Aromatherapy: A-C

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Aromatherapy: A-C

Aromatherapy: D-F

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Aromatherapy: D-F

Aromatherapy: G-I

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Aromatherapy: G-I

Aromatherapy: J-L

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Aromatherapy: J-L

Aromatherapy: M-O

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Aromatherapy: M-O

Aromatherapy: P-R

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Aromatherapy: P-R

Aromatherapy: S-U

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Aromatherapy: S-U

Aromatherapy: V-X

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Aromatherapy: V-X

Aromatherapy: Y-Z

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Aromatherapy: Y-Z

Aromatherapy at Home: Beating the Cold Bug

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It seems that nearly everyone I know has been either fighting or recovering from a cold or flu these last few weeks. And many of my clients have been asking how essential oils can help them prevent or heal their illnesses. There are a few things you can do to prevent yourself from catching a bad cold:

Getting Started With Aromatherapy

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Beginning ‘bona fide’ aromatherapy, beyond burning a scented candle or soaking with a pleasing pre-packaged bath salt blend, can be a little daunting to many people.

Making Essential Oils

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Aromatherapy Goes ‘High Tech’

Essential Lavender Oil

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Essential Lavender Oil: What Are Its Benefits?

Ahhh…The Wonders of Rose Oil

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If there’s an aroma that more individuals find deeply moving than any other, it is the oil of rose.

Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oils

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Eucalyptus pure essential oil is obtained from the leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree, also known as Eucalyptus Globulus.

Frankincense and Myrrh

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Aromas of Christmas – Frankincense and Myrrh

Tired All The Time?

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Tired All The Time? Try These Adrenal Support Essential Oil Blends!

Frankincense In Aromatherapy – Trees, Tears And Essential Oils

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The Mysterious Frankincense

Used for many thousands of years, the Frankincense tree has perhaps the greatest association with spiritual practice of any plant on earth. In most of the great ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations, it has played a role in religious and domestic life. Frankincense has been sought after by kings and valued as highly as gold. More recently, the essential oil is gaining popularity with spiritual seekers and natural healers alike. What is so special about this tree that its ‘pearls’ were given as a gift at the birth of one of history’s most revered prophets?

Fragrance Oils Vs. Essential Oils

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Fragrance Oils Vs. Essential Oils: A Never Ending Debate

Getting Started with Aromatherapy

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Easy Ways to Enjoy Essential Oils

Beginning ‘bona fide’ aromatherapy, beyond burning a scented candle or soaking with a pleasing pre-packaged bath salt blend, can be a little daunting to many people. All those little bottles of pricey liquids, electric contraptions, and fancy-sounding blends – how does one actually use essential oils to improve their health, happiness and well-being? It’s easier than one might think – getting started can open a whole new world of fun and effective natural remedies that can lift your mood, calm your nerves, and support healing of a great many common ailments.

Aromatherapy for Common Ailments

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Aromatherapy works in several ways to combat common ailments.

Anti-Viral Properties of Essential Oils

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The body of evidence regarding the effectiveness of natural botanicals against a great variety of viruses is growing. Over twenty years ago, German scientists found extracts of more than 100 species of the Lamiaceae family to have antiviral effects. This discovery lead to an increase in the examination of essential oils in Europe for the treatment of viral infections.

Arthritis and Aromatherapy

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Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and is characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling, decreased range of movement and at a more serious stage deformity.

Rosemary Essential Oil

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Rosemary has long been regarded as the preserver of youth, just by smelling the plant.

Aromatherapy for the Parents of Teenagers

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If you are the parent of a teen, you are certainly aware of how much your family dynamics have changed in recent years.

Four Secrets to Bring More Joy Into Your Life

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1. How Scents Can Encourage a Good Mood

Essential Oils and Our Pets

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Before we talk about using the essential oils, we first should define what is an essential oil in the first place.

Discover Three Ways to Fuel Your Energy

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Have you been feeling tired or unmotivated lately? Live at 100 percent of your potential and kiss lethargy goodbye with these three easy tips:

Aromatherapy for Emotional Security

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Self-improvement is about finding balance and happiness in our daily lives.

Aromatherapy to Overcome Your Financial Fears

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For many people, the menacing and overpowering awareness of their financial state is enough to keep them awake at night.

Aromatherapy for Teenagers

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Adolescence is one of the most difficult stages of our lives.

Aromas to Improve Your Work Commute

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Think your career is stressful and exhausting? Perhaps it’s more than your workload that’s causing you undue stress.

Counterculture Aromatherapy – Patchouli Essential Oil

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Ah, Patchouli oil – people seem to love it or hate it. This well know essential oil has a somewhat deserved reputation as the scent of the Hippy generation (according to one source, it’s use began as a mask for the odor of a particularly cherished herb), though it’s traditional use dates back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. Today, Patchouli oil has a well-deserved reputation in aromatherapy, with it’s deep, musky, and sweet odor, and Earth and Fire balancing energy. It is an exotic aroma that can forever leave an imprint on the olfactory memory.

Lavender Essential Oil

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Recipe Ideas For The Handmade Cosmetic Crafter

Your 15-Minute Home Retreat

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Retreats are sacred inner journeys that have been practiced since the earliest of times.

Steps to Forgiveness

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Have you ever been hurt by someone, yet found yourself unable to forgive that person for causing you pain?

Aromatherapy and Depression

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When artiste Leslie Cheung committed suicide, he left behind a trail of speculations amidst sighs of regret. News of his “depression” arose.

All About Orange Essential Oil

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Essentail Oil of Orange (Citrus sinensis) is a fun cheery oil that is one of my all-time favorites and one that is perfect for someone just being introduced to essential oils. Essential orange oil has many uses both physiologically and emotionally.

The Benefits of Birch Essential Oil

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Using therapeutic essential oil for aromatherapy, massage therapy, or freshening up your spirit and your mood can have tremendously beneficial effects.