Herbal Lifestyle...hmm

May 1, 2013

Hello Bloggers,

So this blog will be a bit short but packed full of interesting things. So I ran into some herbal lifestyle sites and got interested in a lot of the stuff and decided to share it.

>>> Aromatherapy
 The practice of using essential oils to increase psychological and physical health.

  • Essential Oils
  1. An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils,ethereal oils or aetherolea, or simply as the "oil of" the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant.
  2. Most common essential oils —> lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus 

  • Essential Oil Blends 
>>>Blending of different essential oils to get desired effect.
  1. The chemistry of the Oil – This determines its volatility, viscosity and its properties. 
  2.  The Desired Therapeutic Action – Blending correctly allows for a synergistic effect within the        blend. This means the action of the oil is increased by mixing several oils together.
  3. The Sequence of the Blend –  Changing the sequence can change the properties along with fragrance.
  • Aroma Spritzers 
  1. Aroma Spritzers are a simply way to enjoy the benefits of aroma therapy. Essential oils are blended with spring water in an easy to use spray bottle.
  • Floral Waters 
  1.  Lightly scented waters distilled from fresh or dried plants and flowers that help retain the healing benefits and aromatic qualities.
  • Diffusers 
  1.  Creates a mist that effectively spreads scent throughout your home or environment.
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