Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
By Florence Daniels
A 'Get Started With...' eBook
What's in it?
1: What is Aromatherapy?
2: A Brief History of Aromatherapy
3: The Extraction of Essential Oils
4: Care, Storage and Methods of Extraction
5: Carrier Oils 6: Essential Oils
"Aromatherapy has a whole host of benefits. It can be used very successfully in the home to relieve or eliminate many common illnesses such as muscular aches and pain, headaches, sore throats, coughs and colds, digestive upsets, Premenstrual Tension, and so on. However, I must emphasize the necessity to consult your doctor if problems are persistent or serious. You should NEVER try to diagnose -- this is the prerogative of the doctor.
Aromatherapy can prevent disease by raising our levels of resistance and our immunity to disease. Once essential oils become part of your life you will find that you are far less susceptible to minor problems such as coughs and colds. If problems do occur then they can be nipped in the bud so that serious health problems are not given the opportunity to develop. Regular use of essential oils stimulates the body's own defense systems.
Aromatherapy is one of the most effective ways of counteracting the effects of stress. It is widely accepted that many ailments can be attributed to stress. Emotional upsets will often precede an episode of irritable bowel syndrome, induce a headache, create or worsen a skin disorder such as eczema or result in another stress related disorder. Essential oils are capable of inducing a deep state of relaxation and tranquility so that such problems need never occur."