Aromatherapy works by the absorption of the essential oils through the nose or through the skin. Our sense of smell is one of our oldest senses – a certain smell can promote instant memory recall of a person, place or time and affect our emotions.
It’s also very important, as it gives taste to our food.
We may pour a few drops into an oil burner or into the bath or inhale the steam from a bowl of water.
Because essential oils are so powerful, it’s important to be aware of the contra-indications for each oil, particularly during pregnancy. They shouldn’t be used neat on the skin and obviously shouldn’t be swallowed.
When the oils are to be used for massage, they are first diluted in a base oil or cream.
Massage has been developed into an art form all over the world. Touch is very profound – stimulating or soothing, comforting, healing pain and expressing love. It communicates without the need for words.
Essential oils promote health, harmony and healing on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.