March 28, 2009

How to diffuse without aromatherapy diffusers

The following technique will allow you to do aromatherapy diffusion with material you can easily find at home, instead of using a classic aromatherapy diffuser. So here we go: 

Fine cloth aromatherapy diffuser 

Pour 3 to 4 drops of essential oil in a fine cloth and put the cloth next to you. With the movement around the room, (of yourself, other people or things) you will notice the aroma. 
  • Advantage: you can perform this technique anywhere.
  • Disadvantage: Does not release too much smell around the room.

Heat aromatherapy diffuser 

Boil 2 cups of water and pour it in a bowl. Add 10 drops of essential oil into it. Use few drops if you are using oil that may cause irritation as: Eucalyptus, pine, thyme, rosemary, etc. The heat will burn up the essential oil and make them evaporate immediate across the room. 
  • Advantage: Spread the aroma easily across the room.
  • Disadvantage: It is not long-lasting. Heat may actually alter or destroy some components of oils, so healing properties swill not be the best as with cold air. 

Aromatherapy candle diffuser 

Light up a candle and let it burn off for 5 minutes. Blow it away and pour 1 drop of essential oil on the melt wax (not on the wick!), and light up the candle again. 

Remember: Essential oils are inflammable, so try not to put more than 1 drop. 

  • Advantage: you can use it in any candle-safe area.
  • Disadvantage: Extreme care with candles. Aroma does not last long. Heat can alter or destroy essential oils components.

November 08, 2007

The use and importance of Aromatherapy diffusers – Part I

A very important utensil of Aromatherapy is the diffuser. This device allows us to disperse essential oils in a room or area and fill it with the fragrance or natural aroma of these oils.

Aromatherapy diffusers come in all kinds of colors, designs and materials, but the thing is not exactly in the diffuser itself – beyond quality and design aspects- it is in the correct use you make of it and of the chose of essential oils. When you do a good use of both, you can make the most of the aromas the diffusers help to spread.

Uses of Aromatherapy diffusers

An aromatherapy oil diffuser can make you enjoy at the most of the healing properties of essential oils for hours, with just some little drops of them.

They can transform the whole environment of the room and make it pleasant to our senses. It can give a romantic, sensual, relaxing, or any other type of atmosphere you wish (depending on the essences you choose, of course).

They are also used to fade away unpleasant smells as of cigarettes or domestic animals.

Therapists recommend using diffusers that do not use any heat.

October 30, 2007

How to use an Aromatherapy diffuser

A very important utensil in Aromatherapy is the oil diffuser. It allows to volatalize essential oils without burning them or alter it. Aromatherapy oil diffusers work great in medium size and small rooms.

How much oil should I pour in an oil diffuser?
It depends on the aroma, the intensity your want to get, and the time you will have the oil diffuser working. A suggested dose would be between 5 to 10 drops.

Three steps to use the Aromatherapy Diffuser
1) Pour some drops on the paper strips that come with the diffuser

2) Introduce the strip in the diffuser's gap
3) Connect the oil diffuser to electricity and strat enjoying of the aroma

October 22, 2007

How Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy helps improve your libido – Part II

The most used aromas with aphrodisiac purposes are:

- Jasmine: The exquisite fragance of jasmine was very well appreciated in Old India where thye called "Queen of the Night". Women wore jasmine flowers on their hair to seduce their men. thye even adorned elephants with these flowers to induce them to reproduction. It is the favorite in the perfume industry, however its very high price make sit a bit hard to find in most commercial products.

- Vanilla: They say vanilla has an aphrodisiac power because it reminds us of mother milk. It is characterized by its sweet, warm but very penetrating aroma.

- Ginger: It has a strong aroma and a very stimulating effect, too. Its aphrodisiac effect can get increased when you mix it with other fragances.

- Ylang Ylang (Ilang Ilang): This is one of the most versatile fragance in Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy with a sweet smell that has to be mixed to get a balance.

- Rose: As jasmine, it has a very seductive effect. Queen Cleopatra used to take baths of milk, honey and rose petals. Like Jasmien it si very exclusive and rare to find in its purest form

- Clove: Due to its strong arome it ahs to be used in small doses because it causes a very powerful aphrodisiac effect.

How to use these Aromatherapy aphrodisiacs?

  • You can use essential oils alone or mixing it with others.
  • Essential oils with very strong aromas can not be used directly on your skin since they may irritate it.
  • You may take an aromatherapy bath with candles and oil diffusers
  • Use well and bath products or deodorant sprays that can be used over cushions or clothes
  • The mixture of essential oils as rose and jasmien cna be used as perfumes

October 14, 2007

How Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy helps improve your libido – Part I

Most aphrodisiacs are usually taken as beverages, capsules, food and other direct ways, but there are also aphrodisiac that work stimulating the senses: sight, ear, touch...and smell as with Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy essential oils are used to create physical and emotional effects as increasing libido, or waking up pasion and desire. In Clinical Aromatherapy, these are used to treat sexual disorders.

You can use essential oils to create a sensual or romantic environment. You can use them with candles, burners, soaps and bath products.

Candles are a symbol of romance, their soft light makes us feel relaxed and focus on the face of our loved-one. And if these candles have special aromas, as scented candles, their power is much more increased thanks to Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy

Aphrodisiac scents

Most of aromatherapy aromas that have aphrodisiac effects come from spices, roots, flowers, and wood. The essential oils extracted from these sources are hot, they stimulate blood circulation (important for men with erectyle problems).

The aromatherapy scents that help increase libido are: Cinnamon, ginger, clove, vanilla, anise, pepper, mint, and cardamom.

Among aphrodisiac flowers: Rose and jasmine.

February 10, 2007

How Aromatherapy can fight stress. Part V

Work stress

In the working environment, stress is recognized as a problem that may have an important impact in productivity and can even be the source of many accidents.
In the 90’s, the HWO (Health World Organization) had already qualifies it as an epidemic. At the same time, medical studies reported that stress at work promoted the acquisition of coronary diseases.

Some kind of stress is natural, but there are times when it becomes a problem. The degree or level of the condition is not only produced by negative situations but also by happy moments as getting a job contract, a promotion, or a productive goal.

There are many countries where workers suffer the effects of uncontrolled stress, generating a vicious circle that gives as a result a high level of absenteeism, supported by expensive and prolonged medical licenses.

Consequently, important multinationals have starting applying Aromatherapy programs for their employees, as Shell in Netherlands; and Nissan, Honda and Shimizu Construction in Japan.

Among the stressing situations that can be treated with scientific Pure Aromatherapy we can mention lack of creativity and motivation, changes of humor, disorganization, confusion, lack of concentration, insecurity, impatience, mental apathy, an even shyness.

In this context, Aromatherapy looks forward to get and keep a better physical and mental condition, by passing forma negative state to a positive one that will allow facing new stressing situations.

February 09, 2007

How Aromatherapy can fight stress. Part IV

Aromatherapy Effectivity

Many scientific studies have analyzed the essential oils and their properties to relief stress and their benefits at a corporal and mental level.

The French chemist, RenĂ© Maurice Gattefosse, author of the concept of Aromatherapy registered the antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of its product, which he started investigates in the 1920’s after he got his hand burnt and soaked it in a container with lavender essential oil.

The pain was relieved and the traces of the accident were almost unnoticeable. This motivated him to study the properties of the essential oil.

A new contribution was made by Edward Bach, an English doctor, who in the 1940’s had tested complementary methods to treat emotional disorders, which led him to the discovery of 38 of species flowers and native plants.

Bach, sustained that a patient could only be healed of her physical problems when her emotions were controlled by the use of essential oil and/or any other additional therapy. One of his most known works is the Flowers of Bach.

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