Aromatherapy - Essay

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What is Aromatherapy?
Webster defines:
Aroma is a pleasant odor.
Therapy is the treatment of any physical or mental disorder by medical or physical means, usually excluding surgery.
So we can say that Aromatherapy is therapeutic mentally and physical.
Aroma derived from Latin and Therapy from the French work therapie how confusing is that.
False Assumption: * Aromatherapy implies that anything that is aromatic and smells good is considered healing or therapeutic
Holistic Aromatherapy is the formal name and a serious field of study and practice which uses pure essential oils and other natural ingredients, that are safe when use correctly.
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Physical Application
When diluted and applied to the skin essentials oils are absorbed into the bloodstream, which can aid in your health, beauty and hygiene conditions.
Other Benefits
Other applications essential oils can be use are household (air freshener), laundry cleaner, insect repellent and pesticide.
Essential oil blended together for a specific therapeutic purpose in mind is call essential oil syngery.
When purchasing aromatherapy products, remember that not all are pure and natural. The artificial aromatherapy ingredients provide only a fraction of the benefit of natural and again are not harmful. You must read the ingredients on the label to make sure that the product does not contain fragrance oils or impure (chemicals).

History of Aromatherapy
The first culture to use aromatic plants for well-being was the Chinese, which practice burning incense to help create harmony and balance.
Then Egyptians invented a machine that allowed for the crude extraction of cedar wood oil. They used oils of cedar wood, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and myrrh to embalm the dead. When Egyptian tombs was open in the early 20th century traces of herbs were discovered and the faint scent of oils. Oil and herbs were also use for spiritual, medicinal, fragrant and cosmetic. Egyptians may have coined the term perfume, from Latin which means through the smoke. The Egyptian men would place a solid cone of perfume on their heads, which

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