Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Can aromatherapy help in school?

Did you remember your time in school, it might be the best years of your life and might also be the worst. Remember how you struggled to concentrate in the class because the hottest girl in your school smile to you this morning? ( Actually she is not smiling to you, but to your school quarterback that happened to walk behind you)

Did you remember the exam time? Yes, it's the worst, you study all night and you cannot remember anything in the exam. Is it just me or anybody else feel that this memory lapse thing is carried over to our life now? Forgot to pay bill, forgot your child performance, forgot your wife's birthday, and so on. I used to write it down on my daily planner, but guess what, I forgot to read it. Sounds stupid? But it happens.

Do you want your child to go through all the frustration in school just like you did? There is an alternative way to help them.

Five years ago, I was introduced to aromatherapy. Since then I am very fall in love with it. Though there is not a lot of scientific research going on, but I think that it suit me and has help me in many of my problems. One area that it has helped me improve is in concentration and memory.

aromatherapy is the art of healing using the natural aroma of plants. Aromatherapy is not a new science, it has been around 4,000 to 5,000 years. The ancient great civilization had used it.

Try aromatherapy today to help your child improve in school, visit for information on how to help your child do better at school.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Aromatherapy Candle Gifts - A Great Gift Giving Idea

By Terry Edwards

You already know how aromatherapy scented candles can give your home a wonderful smell, as well as put you in a great mood. So why not give these candles as a gift?

Aromatherapy candle gifts are a great gift giving idea. Instead of giving the same old stale gifts for that special occasion, give something that is beneficial and warmly received. Here's some tips to help get you started.

You can easily find aromatherapy candle gift baskets in most retail gift stores. They are available in all different sizes and styles, making it simple and easy to give your close friend or family member a perfect gift.

With that said though, you may want to take things a step further and design your own special aromatherapy candle gift. Hey, it really is easier than you might think. Here are some quick tips to get you headed in the right direction.

1. Find a gift basket at your local crafts store. A place like Michael's is great because you can often find them on clearance and get a really great deal.

2. Buy your aromatherapy candles. This is totally a personal preference for you. You can find all types of aromatherapy scented candles, from those that will make you feel happier to ones that will improve your memory and everything in between.

Another thing you may want to include in your aromatherapy candle gift is some candle holders.

3. Finally, put everything together in your basket and wrap it. Include a nice ribbon and gift card as well.

When you present that special someone with a gift like this you will be amazed at how happy they will be. An aromatherapy candle gift is something that creates a lifetime memory and gives you a great feeling in knowing how you brightened up someone's day.

By the way, you can find out more about Aromatherapy Candle Gifts as well as much more information on all types of aromatherapy and aromatherapy products at

Modern Aromatherapy

By Heru Muskita

In the modern world of medicine, we used synthetic drugs or drugs from the poison of snake to heal our illness. Many of the drugs can be misused and sabotage our health rather than healing it, heroin was used to eased pain, but when misused it will damage our health both physically and mentally.

In the ancient world, our ancestor used natural herbs of mother nature to heal illness. Most of the herbs were used to relax our body, put us to rest and let our body heal itself, they also strengthen our inner organs so they can function properly. For example gingko opens the blood vessel to the brain so more blood can flow into the brain thus make us memorize better.

Aromatherapy is the used of distilled essences of plants which prompts the well being and health of our mind, our emotions, and our body. The most common way of using Aromatherapy is diffusing scents into the air. When we inhale the scents, our body will react depending on the scent used. The most common usage of aromatherapy is to relive stress. Scientists have been studying the use of aromatherapy in stress management and came down to the conclusion that Aromatherapy does relive stress.

The modern Aromatherapy usage started by a French chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse. He was a scientist who was interested in healing the body using all natural essential oils. One of the most famous story was that he purposely burned his hand and then took lavender oil and rubbed it on his hand. In a matter of minutes, the burning sensation was gone. Soon enough the burn disappeared. In his researched he found that these natural essential oils not just heal wounds but they can heal the whole mind, he realized that these essential oils could change human’s emotion and put them to extreme relaxation in minutes. He named these technique AROMATHERAPY.

Now a days, we can choose how we want to used aromatherapy for our benefit, we can use aromatherapy diffuser, aromatherapy candle, essential oil burning, aromatherapy air freshener to release the scents into the air so that we can inhale it while we were doing our household chores, reading books, watching television even sleeping. We can also use aromatherapy bath to relax in our bathtub after a long day of work to relieve our stress. Another common way is to used aromatherapy oil massage to relieve muscle tension hence relieved our stress.

A word of warning – learned about Aromatherapy, its essential oils, their usage, ingredients, implication and last but not least know your allergies before you use aromatherapy for your benefit. In doubt, consult a certified aromatherapist or consult your doctor. Please, do not take your allergies lightly, I have witness two friends died in a matter of hours from drugs allergies, so again, know your allergies before using aromatherapy.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Aromatherapy Diffuser - Discover Nature's Own Indoor Air Solution

By Maria Schasteen

Today aromatherapy diffusers are popular to disperse essential oils throughout the home or office to combat indoor air pollution. Essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial. They clean, invigorate and fill the air with life-giving negative ions -- and they smell uplifting. Diffusing therapeutic-grade essential oils are beneficial to humans, pets and plants alike. But the benefit derived from the use of an aromatherapy diffuser depends entirely on the model of diffuser used, as well as on the quality of essential oils.

7+1 Aromatic Diffuser Methods To Scent The Air:

There are electric aroma fountains that gently infuse the room with scents dispersed in water. Oil burners are another way to scent the room, using a candle to burn the oil. The heated oil creates the desired atmosphere, be it relaxing, stimulating or exotic. There are ceramic rings available used near a light bulb to warm up the oil to release its aroma. Or simply drop essential oils on a ceramic stone. An aromatherapy steamer – boiling water with a few drops of oil added -- gently heats the oil and diffuses aroma into the air. Incense sticks -– already steeped in oil -- can also be considered an aromatherapy diffuser. Aromatherapy candles give off a lovely scent when burning.

But there is one drawback to all seven methods: Heating the oil will kill the oil. Using heat to diffuse essential oils will destroy essential oils, rendering them therapeutically ineffective.

Aromatherapy Diffuser -- How To Use It Effectively

Aromatherapy connoisseurs shun such diffusion methods. Why? Because they only use therapeutic-grade essential oils – essential oils that are 100% pure and unadulterated. These precious and highly effective essential oils cannot be heated in any way, or the desired wellness results are lost. Heating a therapeutic-grade essential oil will cause the oil to lose it’s potency. It may still smell nice, but it has no healing value. Heat destroys the healing power of the “live essence” of essential oils.

To diffuse this wholesome “life essence” into the air without destroying it through heat, a cold-air diffuser was developed. This aromatherapy diffuser consists of a diffuser well, a glass nebulizer and an electric air pump. Adding 10 drops of essential oil into the diffuser well and plugging the air pump into the outlet will diffuse the essential oil without heating the oil. A micro-fine vapor coming through the glass nebulizer quickly fills the room with life-giving aroma.

A cold-air diffuser gently breaks up essential oils into tiny molecules through the micro diffusion glass nebulizer, thus retaining the integrity of the essential oils. This diffuser diffuses essential oils throughout an average room in just a few minutes. There is no need to leave the pump running for long periods of time. Some people add a timer and run the diffuser about once every two hours for a few minutes. Others use their diffusers more frequently, especially during cold seasons. However used, once turned on, the aromatherapy diffuser will work to fill a room with a powerful essential oil aroma.

Why Should You Care?

Because a person’s health and well-being depends on clean indoor air. Already more polluted than the air outdoors, it is important to support the immune system and protect against harmful substances hidden in every home. The aromatherapy diffuser will do just that:

  • It will protect against harmful bacteria and viruses. Tested at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, a certain essential oil blend called Thieves was found to have up to a 99.96% killing rate against airborne bacteria.
  • Carpets, sofa, cleaning supplies under the sink and in the cleaning cabinet give off odors from harmful chemicals. An aromatic diffuser will combat them effectively.
  • It will protect from electro-smog oozing from every home appliance, not just TV and computers by helping to supply negative ions and strengthen the immune system.
  • The essential oil diffuser will help eliminate toxic mold and mildew in as little as 24 hours and prevent it from coming back.
  • It battles dust and dust mites, cigarette smoke and unwanted odors, and makes home a truly healthy place to live.

In the near future, an aromatherapy diffuser will be found in every home, because life depends on it.

An Aromatherapy Diffuser For Best Results

The healing power of essential oils is the main attraction in aromatherapy. And an aromatherapy diffuser is the easiest way to deliver the healing power of essential oils into the air to be readily inhaled. Using a refreshing oil blend to purify the home, calming lavender oil to promote good sleep, or peppermint oil to keep the senses alert at work – the aromatherapy diffuser will always create a fresh and nourishing atmosphere.

Rather than using toxic chemical products -– like air fresheners, toilet sanitizers, harsh cleaning chemicals -– the essential oil diffuser will naturally and effectively freshen and clean indoor air. It is a great way to create an atmosphere of warmth, comfort, health and happiness for the whole family, using an aromatherapy diffuser and therapeutic-grade essential oils around the home.

Maria Schasteen is the editor of - Nature’s Most Trusted Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils Store.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Aromatherapy Benefits

By Heru Muskita

Aromatherapy offers its users some unique benefits and introducing aromatic oils into your daily life is quite easy, flexible, and therapeutically beneficial. Numerous essential oils have been use since time immemorial, for various purpose; the uses being quite diverse.

To help you know, below are listed a few ways in which you can get started as a beginner. However, these methods should be understood as guidelines only, and you will need to understand the precise purpose and pay special attention to all safety pre cautions that are attached to the oil chosen for use. It is also important to remember that essential oils are highly flammable. Never allow the vials and bottles of these oils to fall in the hands of your children.

Some of the most common uses of Aromatic oils and other substances are:

As an easy inhalation medication - These oils are used as relaxant to remove the nasal blockage caused due to common cold and allergy. Place 3-4 drops of essential oil on a clean tissue. Place the tissue near your nose and inhale. If you are a first timer, use only one drop to ensure that you do not have a sensitivity or reaction to the oil. Some people are allergic to aromatic oils.

As steam inhalation drops – Common cold and flu can be cured by this method. Initially boil 2 cups of water. Pour the water into a bowl and add 3-7 drops of your oil to the water. Use fewer drops if you are using oil that may cause irritation to your mucous membranes (i.e. cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary, pine, thyme, cajuput, etc.).

Place your nose about 12" away from the bowl and inhale deeply. Never inhale the steam constantly and if you notice any adverse reaction, stop immediately. Use of energizing or relaxing oils can also make this method useful any time of day or night.

As room freshener – You can sue aromatic oils to freshen up rooms; a few drops in to a diffuser will help spread the magnificent aroma of these oils. You can sue any of the exotic aromatic oils like Jasmine, Lavender or Rose oil.

As a general household freshener - Add a few drops of your favorite oil to your trash can, laundry wash, drain, vacuum bag filter, or on a tissue for placement in your drawers.

As a bug repellent - Tired of those bugs and insects? Then try one of those great oils. Many essential oils including citronella, lavender, and peppermint act as a natural repellent against insects and bugs. Sprinkle a few drops of essential oil onto tissues or cotton balls and place near your doorways and windows to help repel insects. Be cautious when using these oils, as some oils may not be suitable for use around pets. Be careful not to apply the essential oil directly onto fragile surfaces.

For massage purposes – Aromatic oils are known all over the world for their massaging properties. The art of massaging is never complete with your favorite oil. Add up to 20 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce carrier oil such as sweet almond oil and massage onto yourself or partner.

Keep away from eyes and genital areas. Do not apply essential oils to the skin without first diluting them. Read all safety instructions.

For bathing - Some oils make an excellent bathing and relaxing drops. Add 5-7 drops essential oil to 1 ounce carrier oil. Add this blend to your running bath water and mix well before getting into the tub. Be sure to read the safety data for the essential oils you choose to use. Feel the exotic freshness and amazing scent emanating all around you!

Other Uses- Essential oils can be used in making homemade lotions, facial toners, shampoos, perfumes, soaps, shower gels, and other natural products. Additionally, essential oils are often blended for their therapeutic synergistic abilities.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Aromatherapy - Theories and History

By Michael Russell
Aromatherapy has been used as a means of alternate medicine for thousands of years. Records show that it was used to treat various ailments in Ancient Egypt, China and India as long as 2,000 years ago. While it is unsure exactly how aromatherapy works, it has been proven to help ease certain aches and pains, treat anxiety and other mood problems and is still a popular treatment option for many illnesses to this day.
Aromatherapy is the use of extracted plant oils for treatment of various ailments. These oils can be inhaled or massaged into the skin. It was not until the early 20th century that the term "aromatherapy" was used to describe the healing effects plant oils had on the body. A French chemist by the name of René-Maurice Gattefossé discovered the healing power of essential oils in their raw form when he suffered a severe burn during an accident. It was not until Gattefossé accidentally caught his arm on fire while working and instinctively dipped it into a vat of lavender oil that he discovered the healing powers of essential oils. The burn healed at an amazing pace and left no scar. Before the incident, Gattefossé had only used essential oils for aromatic purposes. He later wrote a book about the healing powers of aromatherapy, which is still in print today.
Essential oils can be extracted from several parts of plants, including petals of flowers, roots and leaves. Essential oils used for aromatherapy are very precious. For example, it takes approximately 440 pounds of fresh lavender petals to extract about two and a half pounds of lavender essential oil. This makes pure essential oils quite expensive, but some say it is well worth it.
Different plant oils have different effects on the body. For example, Roman chamomile can be used to treat the symptoms of allergies, while spike lavender is commonly used to treat backaches. However, some oils have many different healing affects on the body. Peppermint oil can be used to treat several ailments, including coughs, constipation, congestion, fever, indigestion and many more. Many different oils can be used for many ailments. If you are looking for a certain kind of oil for a specific ailment, ask an aromatherapist which essential oils work best for that specific problem. You can also find useful information on aromatherapy and its uses from various book and from the Internet.
Many skeptics believe that aromatherapy has retained its popularity because of the belief that it works, rather than believing that it actually has some medicinal affect on the body and mind. When inhaled, certain essential oils have healing affects on the mind and spirit. It is popularly used to treat emotional problems, such as anxiety, depression and mood swings. When massaged into the skin, these oils can have different affects. Some are used to treat muscle aches and pains, while others are used to treat common stomach complaints. Some oils can even be ingested, but it is not recommended that you drink essential oil. Some oils are used in the production of prescription medicines and can be ingested that way.
The use of essential oils for medicinal purposes is regarded as somewhat of a joke throughout most of the United States. It is often used as a complementary treatment along with prescription drugs to treat various illnesses. However, in France, where the practice or aromatherapy originated, essential oils are prescribed by physicians for various health problems and complaints.
Michael Russell
Your independent guide to Aromatherapy
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Friday, July 13, 2007

Aromatherapy Can Improve Your Mood

By Heru Muskita

Aromatherapy seems to be in many household products. We can get the fragrances in laundry detergents, softener, candles and just about every air freshener spray. There are even aromatherapy scents in anti mosquito lotions for us and our baby.
Some of the aromatherapy scents that's common in store are
• Lavender
• Green tea
• Citrus

Some store even sell products such as Chamomile tea.
Good For Skin
Aromatherapy is not just air freshener that's good for your mood, but when used in bath products such as bath salts or oils they are good for skin. Plant's extracts are use in Soap, Shampoos and Conditioners. There are ancient remedies that use tea leaves to soothe conditions. It is a proven fact that some scents can be relaxing, invigorating, soothing or even make lighten up our intimate life.
We love to burn candles that smell nice, we use scented oils in our bath, fabric fresheners and we even burn extract oil to freshen our rooms. We plant flowers that smell nice and pick the flowers that we love to bring into our homes to enjoy their sweet scents. We use aromatherapy in thousands of products or plants that we grow or purchase every day and we seem to always be looking for some thing new to enjoy the smells of.

There are some ingredients that are not good for your skin or your may be allergic to so if you have allergies or are sensitive to some ingredients be sure to check the labels. Some extracts will trigger allergic reactions and make your sneeze or nose run and even make your itchy.
Be careful when buying products, you should checkout any known allergic reactions and when possible try the sample before you buy. Remember we want to relax or enhance our mood not allergies.
You can also find more information in aromatherapy book.