Aromatherapy: Scents That Help & Heal

Aromatherapy: Scents That Help & Heal

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by Lou Diamond
     
 

Aromatherapy is not only a fascinating subject, but it holds the key to unlocking a world of powerful associations.

One of most interesting success techniques, aromatherapy works by firing natural NLP anchors that have become associated with our sense of smell.

You can use aromatherapy, for example, to help the mind to induce helpful states that… See more details below

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Aromatherapy is not only a fascinating subject, but it holds the key to unlocking a world of powerful associations.

One of most interesting success techniques, aromatherapy works by firing natural NLP anchors that have become associated with our sense of smell.

You can use aromatherapy, for example, to help the mind to induce helpful states that assist the body in healing.

Introduction to Aromatherapy
You have probably heard the term Aromatherapy and wondered what
exactly that funny word, ‘aromatherapy’ actually means. It is the use of
plant oils in there most essential form to promote both mental and physical
well being. The use of the word aroma implies the process of inhaling the
scents from these oils into your lungs for therapeutic benefit.
If you have ever used a vapor rub for a cough then you have tried
aromatherapy, although not in its purest form. As a matter of fact, you
probably have been using aromatherapy on yourself and your family for
many years without realizing it through vapor rubs or electric vaporizers.
Vicks or other brands of vapor rub use eucalyptus or menthol to clear out
stuffy chests and noses. Imagine if you used the undiluted essential oil of
eucalyptus how clear your lungs would feel.
The term aromatherapy is generally new, beginning to be used in the 20th
century, but the practice has been around for thousands of years. It is
believed that the Chinese were one of the first cultures to use the scents of
plants to promote health through the burning of incense. Ancient Egyptians
used distilled cedarwood oil mixed with clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and
myrrh to embalm the deceased. The Egyptians also used oils to perfume
both men and women.
In the 14th century when the bubonic plague hit, killing thousands of
people, aromas were used to ward off the deadly disease. There is even
discussion that the popular nursery rhyme, “Ring Around the Roses” refers
to aromatherapy. The lines, “a pocket full of posies” allegedly refers to
keeping the flower in ones pocket in an attempt to keep the illness away.
Moving forward through later centuries a growth in books about the use of
oils in healing grew.

Contents
Legal Disclaimers & Notices ........................................................................... 2
Contents ............................................................................................................ 3
Introduction to Aromatherapy .......................................................................... 4
Quality and Safety Control ............................................................................... 6
Hazardous Essential Oils .................................................................................. 8
Your Basic Care Kit ....................................................................................... 12
Essential Oil Properties .................................................................................. 19
Recipes for Home ........................................................................................... 20
Conclusion ...................................................................................................... 24

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012266996
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
03/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
340,845
File size:
1 MB

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