Aromatherapy A New Look at an Ancient Art

Aromatherapy was used by the Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and in Ancient China. Aromatherapy is the art and science of using scents from fragrant plants and herbs to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Aromatherapy also includes bathing in fragrant oils or in infusions. Queen Esther, of the Bible, was recorded to have bathed in various oils to soften and beautify her skin before being presented before the King. These ancient treatments are finding new popularity with people today.

Scent has a powerful effect on the human mind, and by stimulating the senses with pleasant fragrances, negative feelings and emotions will give way to peace and tranquility.

As well as the benefits from pleasing aromas, many essential oils have inherent healing properties. These properties range from being germicidal or antifungal, to fever reducing and healing skin conditions. Aromatherapists study various plants and herbs and are familiar with their properties. They then blend different and complimenting herbs with each other to create infusions, Aromatherapy massage oils, and even Aromatherapy candles.

Aromatherapy candles are used to release fragrance into a room. They are a wonderful addition to either an aromatherapy massage or bath, and you may choose a scent that compliments or blends with a scent that you are using for your bath or massage, or if you prefer, you may choose the same scent.

Today, Aromatherapy candles are made out of organic wax and not just paraffin. If you have ever burned a candle and noticed black soot on the glass candleholder, then you have used a candle made of paraffin wax. Paraffin is petroleum based, and therefore it is not a suitable choice for Aromatherapy. Now, you can choose Aromatherapy candles that are made out of Soy Wax or Beeswax. Soy Wax candles are a very popular alternative due to the fact that Soy is an organic substance. A Soy Wax Aromatherapy candle will burn clean. It will release your selected Aromatherapy Essential Oil into the air and not produce any soot or Petroleum based waste. These candles are the perfect solution for those with allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. Let’s face it; if you were using an Aromatherapy bath for respiratory problems, would you then want to burn an Aromatherapy candle that will leave pollution and residue in the same air that you are breathing? The answer is to use 100% organic Soy Wax Aromatherapy candles.

There are many benefits to Aromatherapy, and many different reasons why people choose this Ancient healing art form. One of the major reasons why people choose Aromatherapy is for relaxation and stress relief. Lavender is a wonderful Essential Oil that may be used to bring the body into a state of tranquility, peace, and well-being. Lavender will also treat anxiety and nervous conditions. You can blend Lavender with many oils, such as any citrus-based herb or oil. This includes adding a citrus Aromatherapy candle while soaking in a Lavender bath. You can also blend Lavender with Rosewood, Clove, Eucalyptus and Rosemary for great results.