Mindful Wellness

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be defined as using naturally extracted essential oils from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. Essential oils are volatile, highly concentrated plant extracts derived from leaves, bark, roots, seeds, resins and flowers. Holistically speaking, aromatherapy can be used as both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or "dis"-ease. In an aromatherapy session, the essential oils can either be diffused into the air or they can be mixed with a carrier oil like sweet almond or grapeseed to be massaged into the skin. Aromatherapy should not be confused with fragrances or perfume oils. Fragrances are often made from chemicals and lack the therapeutic properties of essential oils.


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