Aromatherapy: A Gift from Mother Earth and from our Ancestors

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My Love of Essential oils

Aromatherapy: A Gift from Mother Earth and from our Ancestors
 
Our ancestors used aromatic substances constantly in all facets of their lives. Records dating back to antiquity tell of scented oils, barks and resins, of spices, and aromatic waters all used medicine, ritual, astrology and embalming.
 
In the past it must have been a case of trial and error because early man did not have modern science to validate and classify the oils and their effect on the body.
In 1937 Gattefosse gave us the term “Aromatherapy”. He explained the properties of essential oils and their methods of application, with examples of their antiseptic, bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. He discovered the healing properties of essential oils after he burned his hand in his chemistry lab and healed it remarkably quickly by using Lavender.
Today, we continue to use and enjoy the healing benefits of Essential oils and now with modern day insight and scientific understanding of their therapeutic effects. Scientific research has validated what our ancestors carried out intuitively. The result is that in the 21st century oils are used in every area of our lives. Pure essential oils are used in hospitals to promote healing, they are used in workplace to increase productivity and in the home to create ambience and address minor ailments.
Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation.
An important element of aromatherapy is synergy, which is the combination of numerous essential oils that can actually create a more powerful effect than the oils would have on their own. This is why blending essential oils is such an important area of study for alternative healers, since the range of possibilities is almost endless.
What are you favourite oils? How do you use them? Why not grab some of your favs and start blending and enjoying The Art of Aromatherapy. Also check out some of our other guides and our Essential oils and Aromatherapy skin and body care available via our eBay store Avalon Crystal Earth Spirit

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