A – Z, short but sweet, What Aromatherapy means to me….
My hopes are that you found this blog post, doing well, and social distancing with a positive heart and open mind.
Today, I wanted to keep this blog post light and fun; and talk about something I love dearly, Aromatherapy.
We are going to keep it fun by doing this with the alphabet. ❤
So here we go:
Aromatherapy is at least 8000 years old and allows us to benefit from living plants.
Base notes tend to evaporate the slowest and tend to last the longest in blends.
Carrier oil is what should be used when planning to apply to skin (topical) to prevent adverse reactions and reduce sensitivity. Examples include sweet almond, apricot kernel, jojoba and grapeseed.
Dilute is what should be done (using carrier oils) to apply to skin (topical). 💧
Extraction is the method by which essential oils are separated from the plant. Extraction is done by either distillation, expression and solvent extraction.
Frankincense was one of the gifts given to the baby Jesus by the three wise men.
Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) reports will help you ensure you are buying top notch essential oils as they will identify different substances within a test sample.
Hydrosols is the aromatic water that remains after producing an essential oil via steam or water distillation. Try them, they are amazing!
Inhalers hold essential oil (s) and are a portable and convenient.
Jojoba Oil is a carrier oil, but can be used alone (like most carrier oils). Jojoba Oil is actually a wax and is great as a natural anti-inflammatory. 📌
Kukui Nut Oil is a carrier oil, but can be used alone (like most carrier oils). Kukui Nut Oil can go rancid rather quickly.
Lavender the “Swiss Army Knife” of essential. Take some to read and you will find out why 😊
Middle notes when making blends, can still have a therapeutic purpose, so select wisely.
Natural body care products can be made DIY, consider using credible resources for recipe ideas.
Olfactory is of or relating to the sense of smell, which is a key sense in Aromatherapy. 👃
Patch Test (s) should be used as some people have reactions to certain oils and cannot use them.
Quality is important and you want to evaluate the company you buy from and all of their products, to include assessing the essential oil’s color, consistency, and general appearance.
Rose Oil, there is an essential oil Rose Otto, Rose CO2 Extract essential oil, and Rose Absolute essential oil. So consider your purpose or goal for wanting Rose Oil and select the most appropriate one.
Sprays, oh yes, you can make room, body, hair, and home cleaning sprays. Again, consider using credible resources for recipe ideas.
Top notes, Lemon can be considered as a Top Note, as identifying an essential oil as a top, middle or base note is subjective, plus reviewing the constituents present in the essential oil will also help identify. 🎩
Unique, using aromatherapy safely can provide a way to make DIY projects very fun.
Vetiver essential oil is a great essential oil to help with a calm and optimistic heart. Which we can all use right now.
Why embark on aromatherapy, because.... You can have a customized way to clean your home and do self-care.... among other many things.
X, use an X to mark out all chemical products in your home and that you put on your body. Use a Y to mark “Yes” to start leading a “clean” life for you, your family, and friends by starting with a basic essential oil starter kit, which should include Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.
Z, “zzzz..zzzz” for all the wonderful sleep you will get by using a diffuser at night (on an intermittent setting) with a relaxing blend, like, Lavender and Vetiver. 💤
Now you some of what Aromatherapy means to me!
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