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What is Aromatherapy




AIRASE - What are essential oils?


"Aromatherapy is the application of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Oils may be applied to stimulate healing in both humans and animals. They may also be applied to maintain existing health, promoting wellness and optimal well-being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually." CARE 

"Aromatherapy is... the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well being."  Valerie Cooksley

"Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul."  Robert Tisserand

"Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing."  Gabriel Mojay

Oils "can be inhaled, where the molecules of oil enter the blood 

stream via the lungs and travel to the organs and tissues of the body where they can administer their benefits. In some cases they can also be taken orally. Most commonly they are rubbed directly on the skin, usually the feet or the back, and are often diluted with a natural carrier oil, such as olive, almond, or grape seed. In all cases, the small essential oil molecules penetrate into the body and assist in obtaining a balance that can lead to strength and health." CARE

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