Introduction To Aromatherapy
The Healing Power of Aromatherapy
Methods of Application For Aromatherapy - Part 2
by K. Myers, 03-28-1998
2 types of aromatic massage include (1) full body massage, and (2) specific area massage to treat a particular organ, muscle, or nerves. As with the aroma bath, this method of application affects the olfactory senses as well as penetrates the skin to enter the blood stream... takes approximately 20 minutes to enter through the skin layers. For this method almond oil is highly recommended to dilute the essences - but here is a list of all which will work:
To reduce oxidization of your massage oil use 10% Wheatgerm Oil (except with Jojoba Oil).
- Almond Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Hazlenut Oil
- Wheatgerm Oil
Recommended mixes for balancing emotions, mind, and nerves:
10 to 20 drops of essential oils for 1% dilution with 2 ounces of carrier oils.
Recommended mixes for healing of internal ailments:
up to 60 drops for a 3% dilution with 2 ounces of carrier oils.
Check the recipe section in our Resource Center for "recipes" for this application and others presented in this topic.
Beneficial for infections of the respiratory system and sinuses, congestion of the sinuses, colds, flus, asthma, coughs, headaches, and migraines - in particular - but of course beneficial for the entire mind/body.
Being careful the water's steam is not too hot, combine no more than 2 pints of steaming water with no more than 6 drops of essential oils - completely cover head and bowl with a towel and breathe through the nose. Dry method - a few drops on a tissue or handkerchief will suffice (great if you are on the move or at work). An effective nasal spray (which won't dry out your nasal passages) for congestion can be made using 10 ml. hazlenut oil with 4 drops of the appropriate essential oil (See Recipes).
Effects are instantaneous through inhalation. Also helps you avoid catching infectious diseases as they can prevent the growth of viruses and eliminate bacteria. Also they can act as sedatives and expectorants.
Beneficial for rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, aching muscles, back pain, cramps, menstrual pain, toothaches, earaches, colics, fever, bronchitis, skin inflammation, and abscesses - also widely used for cosmetic purposes.
Beneficial for headaches,
swellings, wrenched tendons and pulled muscles, bruises, sprains, falls, tennis elbow, and eye aches or tension.
NOTE: Compresses should be changed as soon as they reach body temperature. CAUTION: COMPRESSES FOR THE EYES MUST BE HIGHLY DILUTED! Never make eye compresses with undiluted essential
If you've read through our entire article "Introduction To Aromatherapy, you now have the basics for aromatherapy. Again, we strongly recommend you purchase at least one good guide before going seriously into Aromatherapy. Now, follow us to the next page where
you will find "Most Important Essential Oils - THE LIST" - also, those oils which have RESTRICTIONS ON USE (such as high blood pressure, pregnancy, skin irritants, etc.)
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