They are amazing gifts of nature with wonderful healing powers that bring with them amazing fragrances from the plant kingdom.
Essential oils enrich our lives with their amazing aromas, they enhance our happiness and wellbeing, they bring a natural glowing complexion to our skin and they also boost immunity, aid the process of recovery from ill-health, injury and dis-ease as well as alleviate everyday complaints (coughs, colds, aches and pains).
All round holistic and natural health & happiness!
The best thing is, you can use essential oils at home yourself. All you need is a bit of information to get you started and I teach that on my workshops and courses. Have a look at my website for more details aromatictherapeutics.com/workshops
I practice and teach Aromatherapy because I believe in the natural healing powers that these magical gifts bring to our everyday lives. It is just a case of finding out some basics, understanding the key safety information, knowing which essential oils to buy first and then having some information to help you get started.
Let’s look at some of the health benefits of a few key essential oils.
Lavender essential oil (lavendula angustifolia) has shown fantastic skin healing and preserving qualities. It is a very effective healing and replenishing agent for scars, burns, bites, cuts and wounds.
It has also shown to have a profound effect on our nervous system and our psyche witnessed through reduction of stress, anxiety and tension to the promotion of calmness, rest, relaxation and sleep. Indeed it is suggested that Lavender has a regulating and balancing effect on our Central Nervous System.
Tea Tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia) is active against all forms of harmful organisms; bacteria, fungi and viruses.
It is therefore a powerful immune-stimulant, immensely helpful for the recovery from illness and disease.
Eucalyptus essential oil (eucalyptus globulus) is another commonly known, widely used and valued oil that is antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant and expectorant. This means that it is excellent for the respiratory tract helping to kill infection, clear out excess mucous, and ease cold or flu symptoms.
When vaporised it kills airborne microbes and at the same time it helps to clear stuffy heads due to its clear, sharp and vick-like odour.
Rose essential oil (rosa damascena / rosa centifolia) is a tonic for the heart, liver, stomach and uterus. It is said to help with hangovers and nausea and that it helps to cleanse and purge toxins from the body. It has shown qualities that help with the female menstrual cycle, calming PMT whilst also helping with infertility, impotence and frigidity. Rose is very soothing and uplifting for the emotions which is helpful during times of grief, sadness, and depression. In spiritual terms it has been suggested that Rose focuses on the heart bringing a wonderful feeling of happiness to the individual.
Sense of Smell
We’re surrounded by smells everyday and often we don’t realize it, but smell is one of our key senses. We experience the world through our sense of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Smell is also arguably the key factor behind taste as well!
By becoming more aware of (and in tune with) each of our senses, our experience of the world is heightened. If we can do that in a positive and empowering manner, then life will become a great adventure and a joy.
Our sense of smell is amazing and can be used to huge bring about positive experiences! Smell is controlled by our brain’s limbic system which also controls emotions, behaviour, memory, and motivation.
Smell therefore influences the pleasure centre of our brain. When something smells good, we make a positive judgment about it and we start to feel happier, and then create more positive thoughts and feelings.
The best thing about using essential oils is that you can mix them together to create your own unique blends, products and fragrances! How amazing is that….it’s just like cooking.
I am running a series of aromatherapy courses that will encourage exploration through smell, introduce you to (and enhance your knowledge of) the world of essential oils, and teach you how to blend essential oils together so you can discover for yourselves how to make amazing handmade products and fragrances.
We’ll make natural products such as perfumes and sprays and pulse point blends, facial elixirs, bath salts and much, much more.
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