Aromatherapy at home

June 17, 2010 by  
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Have you ever visited spa or some wellness center and have performed aromatherapy for yourself? Have you ever asked this question to yourself that whether it is possible to perform such treatments at home? Yes it is possible to perform aromatherapy at home if you have a sound knowledge of the products.

Perfect aromatherapy is done only using essential oils. These means these oils are extracted from some natural items like plants and flowers which have the source as well as oil from that source. Most people believe that combination of these two has the best benefits for healing. So major point is if you want to perform aromatherapy at home means you should be aware with the good source of essential oils. Best one for this is organic source because they are totally free from the chemicals and toxins. It is surely possible to do aromatherapy at home but it not so simple like purchasing some essential oils from the market and rubbing it on the parts of the body.  Sometimes it can burn your skin because these are very highly concentrated substances. So, it may cause serious damage. So, we need to take care of this thing and handle it very carefully. There are multiple carriers like oils, soaps, bath products or water depending upon your utilization. It is totally up to you to experiment each of them to find out which one can be the best one which will surely work for you. First step in all this is to blend the essential oils and carriers and then finally storing them at a proper place. Normally these are oil based products so they are kept in dark glass containers. Reason behind this is because if they are directly exposed to the light then they might lose their healing properties. Even these containers must be a glass no other materials because it is having an acidic materials which can damage other materials. But if you are preparing shampoo or soap then you can make use of heavy plastic bottles. Once the products are kept in a right container now store them in a cool place and protected from light also.

As we know that these essential oils have a great benefit but sometimes these becomes also poisonous. So we should not keep them where children could get hold of it. Unless your doctor has not advised you even you should not use them on children. Some oils are there which are very risky for pregnant woman or sometimes it can raise a blood pressure also. So while using any of these products you should read the complete profile. You should proceed carefully if you are using it first time. If you are very much concerned about the possibility of an allergy then the first thing is you should do a skin test. Take a drop of essential olive oil and rub it on your upper arm if you see some redness or swelling after sometime then stop using that oil.

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