Mood Control Through Aromatherapy
From a medical profession standpoint aromatherapy lacks scientific proof.
However; there is no arguing the fact that pleasant aromas have a way of relaxing you and thus reducing stress.
Since stress is a leading causes of illnesses, one could argue there is scientific basis.
Holistic practitioners certainly challenge the medical profession as they believe that aromatherapy can be used to cure certain ailments.
Aromatherapy uses volatile plant oils including essential oils to stimulate the sense of smell which enters the part of the brain that controls our moods, emotions and memory.
Use of Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. They can be added to bath water or directly to liquid soaps and shampoos in small amounts.
They can also be used in candle burners and electric diffusers. Essential oils are very different than that of fragrance oils (perfumes oils).
Although fragrance oils smell nice, in the world of alternative medicine they do not produce any therapeutic benefits.
Essential oils are very strong and must be diluted before coming in direct contact with the skin.
Maximize the Effects with Aromatherapy Candles
As with the oils, fragrance candles differ from aromatherapy candles.
They too are made from extracts of herbs and plants.
The combination of the natural ingredients provides the scent that fills the room.
As you breath in the aromatic scents you relax your mind and body.
Although there are beliefs that different aromatic essences are used to induce specific actions such as relaxation, increased energy and stress reduction, it really is a personal preference as to what makes you feel good.
Use whatever works for you to restore balance to mind, body and soul.
So What's New
Some plumbing fixture manufacturers are creating aromatherapy diffusion systems that are directly built into their tub fixture.
This allows the user to enjoy the therapeutic benefits without any additional requirements although candles are still one of the leading aroma therapies used today.
No matter your preference, these types of therapies can aid in bringing your relaxation to a whole new level. Combine it with Sound or Hydrotherapy to really increase your well being.
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