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Recommended Aromatherapy Books

The Aromatherapy Companion, by Victoria H Edwards

Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions, by Donna Maria

The Essential Oils Book, by Colleen K. Dodt

The Royal Treatment, by Steven Capellini
All these are excellent books. They inform you how to create your own aromatherapy products, and include reference overviews, which describe benefits and applications of each essential oil. If you are seriously interested in aromatherapy, I suggest you get at least two of these.


Brief History of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a fast growing therapy in holistic medicine, although it's actually an ancient practice. In China, Egypt and India the use of flowers, plants and their essences for healing started tens of thousands of years ago. Today's aromatherapy practices are most akin to those of the Egyptians -- and use infusion to extract the oils from aromatic plants.


aromatherapy and reikiMy 'Secret' Aromatherapy Blends

I often enhance my in-person Reiki sessions with a custom-made aroma therapy blend in my essential oil burner. I tailored the aroma blend to each treatment.


Among my trade 'secrets' are a few pre-mixed 'elixers' that I apply at times. As these blends are suitable* for home healing also, I thought to share them with with you.

Two of the most popular healing essential oil blends in my Reiki practice are a :'Mood lifting' aromatherapy essential oil blend, and a 'Grounding & Balancing' aromatherapy essential oils blend. What's in these blends?


1. MOOD LIFTING. You can create this blend by adding a few drops of Rose, Clary Sage and Yllang Ylang. This blend encourages the release of dopamine, a hormone that increases feelings of joy and happiness. It has anti-depresssant qualitites to ease nervous tension, stress, depression and grief. Its sedative qualities calms the nervous system and relaxes body and mind.

2. GROUNDING AND BALANCING. The other popular blend consists of the essential oils of Orange, Patchouli, Indian Neroli, Champa & Rosewood.


Instructions to make essential oils:. You can add a few essential oil drops to the water in your oil burner, to your massage oil, your car aromatherapy diffuser, or your bath water. You can choose both of them as a personal fragrance. You can pre-mix these essential oils by using a carrier oil, or you can blend them for each use. Do what suits you best. -


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*Caution/disclaimer: pregnant women should generally stay away from essential oils, although some are actually helpful. Consult a doctor and do your own research before taking aromatherapy. These blends are not medical advice.



Aromatherapy Sources

Aromatherapy products and more info on essential oils can be found on the following sites. E.g. you will find essential oils directories explaining the holistic healing properties of various healing herbs and oils:

aromatherapy Mountain Valley Center Unique Gifts & Services for Well-being: chakra gemstones, singing bowls, energy & sound Healing, fountains, labyrinths, Feng Shui Products, Energy SourceBook Workshops & Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning on-line course.

Essential oils, Aromatherapy products and more from Quinessence - Quality aromatherapy products including organic pure essential oils and hydrosols, carrier oils, skincare, haircare, massage oils and accessories. Site also features an online Newsletter and monthly Special Offers.

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