What is Aromatherapy?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

"Aromatherapy is the practice of using plant materials (in other words, essential oils) to improve overall wellbeing." -René Gattefossé

Essential oils have all kinds of health benefits not when used aromatically, but they can also be used internally and topically.

Some ways to use oils aromatically are to put a few drops in a water diffuser. The water vapor mixed with oil can cleanse the air, promote feelings of calm, focus, motivation and much more. There is also diffuser jewelry that you can put a drop of oil on and wear for the whole day. Lastly, you can put a few drops on your hands, rub them together and cup them in front of your face and inhale.

Topically, essentials oils can be used for skin blemishes, rashes, infections and more. Some oils required dilution because they can cause skin irritation. Other ways to use oils topically are in massage and on pulse points and the bottom of the feet.

Essential oils can also be used internally as an answer to lots of dysfunctions, but also in support or the body systems like the immune and digestive systems.

These are a great alternative for someone who is interested in using a plant based product without added chemicals and fillers.

One caution when buying essentials oils is to make sure that the oils you purchase are pure and do not contain any fillers or other oils than what it on the label. Finding a reliable company is key in using and gaining the benefits of essential oils. I use doTerra Oils because they send their oils to a third party tester to ensure that they are pure without anything added to them.

Check out doTerra's blog on Products and the Science behind their oils.

If you have any other questions about doTerra or essential oils, email me!

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