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Aromatherapy to relax your mind and body

    If you just need something to help you relax and unwind from a hard day of work, or any other stressful activities, then aromatherapy might be for you. You might think that aromatherapy is just another new age fad that is designed to relieve you of your money and make you think you feel better. But this is not so. Studies have shown that this treatment can actually help with stress on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Not convinced? Here is some background information on it.

Aromatherapy relates to the natural method of healing the mind and body with essential plant oils that are either rubbed into the skin or inhaled. Some commonly used aromatherapy plants are juniper, rosemary, lavender and sage. This message was first used in ancient china. The ancient Chinese used these methods for medical use.

In all of aromatherapy products, the main ingredients are essential oils. Basically, essential oils are the liquid essence of the original plant. A very concentrated substance, essential oil comes in small bottles and is diluted using a mix of water and carrier oils to be applied to the skin. If you are inhaling essential oils, be certain to use a light dose of the fluid, as too much of it can be hazardous to your health.

There are many different forms of aromatherapy. Some people use aromatherapy candles or incense, and breathe in the soothing scent of various fragrances. Scent triggers certain reactions in the brain, which release chemicals, causes mental relaxation. Other types of oils, salts, and lotions can be used on the skin, creating a physical effect making you look and feel younger and more vibrant.

Whenever you feel the need to just let go, unwind, and relax, aromatherapy can help you to achieve this.......


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