I’ve been investigating and using aromatherapy for over 2 years now, and I am impressed with how this therapeutic-art can brighten a person’s life not to mention, heal a variety of health issues. In this article I dig a little deeper into aromatherapy and essential oils.
The basis of aromatherapy lies in the use of certain oils (essential oils). By burning these oils in an oil burner, or use them in various other ways (e.g. massage in certain body areas), a person can experience a boost in self confidence and a general feeling of well being.
I personally burn a variety of essential oils and sometimes inhale the fumes in order to fight stress and anxiety. Other times I let the oil burn and the aroma fills the house which changes my mood from negative to positive. I do this everyday when I get back from work and it really takes all the negativity out of me. Anyone can do this with the desired oils (I mean, with the fragrances you like to smell).
You can find lots of essential oils in your local store with Lavender, Rosemary and Sage being among the most popular. You can also use olive oil to consecrate all the materials used in your aromatherapy sessions. It would be wise to look aromatherapy from a more spiritual angle for better results. I’ve had a hard time understanding that and implementing it to my reality.
Using aromatherapy can have positive effects in a variety of situations although it is a therapy/treatment not yet recognized by the FDA. So, it is categorized as an alternative treatment. I believe this will change soon. The art of healing with aroma has been with us since the beginning of civilization. And, let’s not forget that smell is the strongest sense in humans!
There are experienced aromatherapy healers all over the world, especially in the East but in West too where the treatment is considered a “New Age” therapy. If you want to explore more about the art of aroma, then have a look at “Aromatherapy Ambiance”. This is a book that contains information and resources that will help you dive into the mystical world of aromatherapy and essential oils.