Essential Oils

Since the fall of 2005 aromatherapist Geraldine Zelinsky, the Assistant Director of United Aromatherapy Effort (UAE) and Manager of its Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, has been involved in ongoing medical research with a couple of pediatric physicians who work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Louisiana hospital. Using diffused mint leaf oil to relieve breathing problems is the most common example of the benefits of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy developed from the ancient practice of using different kinds of natural plant essences to promote a person’s health and well being as well.

This essential oil can be used for massage on the body. The essential oils that are used for aromatherapy come from plants that have been grown around the world for centuries. OK so first the process of using Aromatherapy works on the limbic system by using specific aromas certain triggers are fired producing mental states of calm and well being.

However, these oils may not be used in their purest forms. The oils that you use will depend on how you are feeling, what you are looking to accomplish or what ailment that you are trying to treat. You will also learn how to choose, care for and store your essential oils in an aromatherapy course.

It is added in various skin care and cosmetic products which are used for oily skin or acne. Instead, relax in a warm lavender bath before bedtime. An aromatherapy course will provide an introduction to the use of essential oils, how they are used and basic recipes that can be used for different purpose.

During the fifteenth century people in Europe began using essential oils to disguise their body odours and to ward off sickness. The lack of treatment was so profound that stories in literature talk about people trying to sleep off a “sick headache” by putting a wet cloth on their heads that was scented with lavender.