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What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is an ancient healing modality that has been around for thousands of years, however it is only in the last century that it has become more scientifically validated. Aromatherapy, put simply, is a therapy using aromas. These aromas are called essential oils, which are extracted from herbs, grass, bark, flowers, resin, peel, roots or various other plant sources. Steam distillation is the most common method of extraction, which leaves two distinct liquids – floral water and the essential oil. Some companies will bottle and sell the floral waters as well as the essential oil. An essential oil is highly concentrated sometimes 70 times more than the plant is has come from. So the key point to remember with aromatherapy is less is best. Only a few drops are needed to make a difference.
Before you begin using essential oils it is important to understand that even though aromatherapy is a natural therapy it does not necessarily mean it is safe. It is imperative you read and understand all contra-indications as there are some oils to be used with caution like on sensitive skin, people prone to epilepsy or high blood pressure. Some oils are said to be avoided during pregnancy and some should be avoided on the skin in direct sunlight. If you are unsure check with a qualified aromatherapist and have a good book as your reference or guide.
There are many fantastic ways to use essential oils including massage, vaporisation, bathing, compressing, inhalation, footbaths, spritzer and, in a few instances, directly. Here is a quick reference blending chart to give you the precise total number of drops to use for each method of use for a healthy adult. Less is required for babies, children, elderly and pregnant women.
The overall aim of holistic aromatherapy is to bring about a state of balance and harmony within the mind, body and soul. This is why high quality essential oils are so popular and have such incredible effects and results for so many.
In the MIND via the psycho-therapeutic effects of essential oils. Research is proving more and more about the amazing connection between our sense of smell and the behavioural & emotional centre of the brain.
In the BODY via the pharmacological actions of essential oils. Eucalyptus for example has expectorant and decongestant activity
which is directly linked to the l,8-cineole content, which has the property of reducing the swelling of mucous membranes & loosening
And in the SOUL via the metaphysical qualities of essential oils. There is an incredible & rich history with the use of essential oils in
religious and meditative ceremonies from the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Indians. Many today still use these powerful fragrances
to enhance their own experience of enlightenment, contentment and inner peace.
We feel very proud to bring to you the highest grade, purest quality essential oils in the world with Twenty8 Aromatherapy.
|| 100ml = 50 drops (2:1 ratio or a 2.5% dilution)
| Daily Body Boost
|| 6mls = 3 drops
|| 6-8 drops
|| 3-6 drops
|| 3-4 drops
|| 3-4 drops
|| 3-6 drops
| Direct Application
|| Place 1 drop on damp cotton bud
It is important to measure accurately, label all blends, store your essential oils in glass (preferably amber or cobalt) and be aware
of all cautions. The key when blending is to make sure you are absolutely delighted with the combination. That way you are most likely to use it.
Here are 10 of our favourite essential oils and some of their properties.
Lavender is calming, nurturing, relaxing and comforting. It is the ‘mother hug’ of all the essential oils! A fantastic oil for first aid, burns,
bites, stings and wounds. Lavender is also an excellent skin care oil. Add a drop to your moisturiser and enhance the cell regenerating
qualities. Lavender is a great oil for children to help calm and relax. One drop on a tissue or on the pillow can help enhance a better sleep.
You can find lavender in the following products:
Orange is enlightening, uplifting, radiating and celebrating. One of those ‘happy’ oils that makes everyone feel good. Orange is
excellent to use in a vaporiser when entertaining or with lavender to help sleep. Orange is also excellent if feeling a lack of energy,
anxious or stressed. Children usually love the smell of orange.
You can find Orange in the following products
Geranium is balancing, stabilising, comforting and regulating. It is excellent to help balance mood swings, relieve PMT and
hormonal imbalances and helps revive congested and sluggish skin. If you feel life is like one big roller coaster with heaps of
emotional extremes then this is the oil for you.
You can find Geranium in the following products
Frankincense is calming, regenerating, fortifying and comforting. One of the best oils to use in skin care as it is so regenerating
for skin cells. One of the three gifts to Jesus Christ, Frankincense is renowned for its spiritual qualities. Excellent to inhale during
meditation or prayer. Also a wonderful oil to use in a massage blend for respiratory conditions.
You can find Frankincense in the following products
Clary Sage is regulating, euphoric, uplifting and harmonising. It leaves you feeling uplifted and happy as it is an excellent mood
enhancer. Whilst Clary Sage should be avoided topically during pregnancy it is fantastic during labour to help ease contractions.
A good oil for PMT, menopause, depression, fear and anxiety. Clary Sage is a good anti dandruff oil particularly as a hair rinse after
You can find Clary Sage in the following products
Eucalyptus is cleansing, refreshing, energising and easing. An excellent oil for clearing coughs, colds and flu, especially with a
hot water inhalation using a towel over the head for at least 5 minutes. Eucalyptus is also a great aid to help relieve muscle aches
and pains and is an excellent immunity booster. Applying eucalyptus directly is a safe and effective way to remove stains in clothing.
You can find Eucalyptus in the following products
Lime is refreshing, revitalising, activating and enlightening. It is a great ‘beam me up’ oil. It is excellent to help relieve mental fatigue,
congested oily skin, lack of energy and anxiety or depression.
You can find Lime in the following products
Tea Tree is energising, cleansing, purifying and healing. One of the most common oils used as an antiseptic for wounds, coughs,
colds, rashes and acne. It is also helps treat fungal infections very effectively. Used in a spritzer bottle it makes an excellent air
freshener and surface cleanser. It is a great oil to keep the body, skin and home clean!
You can find Tea Tree in the following products
Ylang Ylang is sensual, calming, tranquillising and relaxing. Known for its aphrodisiac qualities and ability to help enhance moods,
Ylang Ylang is a wonderful oil for a romantic interlude! It is good for combination skin, PMT and irritability. Remember to use in
moderation as too much may cause headaches.
You can find Ylang Ylang in the following products
Peppermint is refreshing, warming, cooling and activating. It is known as the digestive remedy as it can help relive indigestion,
upset tummies and travel sickness. It is excellent for cold or tired feet and a great decongestant. Peppermint is fantastic as a
skin tonic and helps relieve tired achey muscles.
When it comes to purchasing good quality essential oils and aromatherapy products we recommend a reputable supplier.
To know an essential oil brand is of high quality check the price first. Essential oils vary in price from Lavender at around $15
for a 9ml bottle to pure Rose oil at around $450 AUD. The reason prices vary is because of the way they are extracted, where
they are grown, their yield and the harvesting. Check the bottle has the words ‘pure essential oil’ on the front and ensure the
botanical name is on the bottle so you can see the exact source. If you are concerned about a brand ring the supplier direct
and ask questions.
Of course we can recommend our beautiful new organic range called Twenty8. We know how hard it can be to choose the right
oils, with the correct dilutions or even know if what we are doing is right. And we know you are busy… So, we have developed a
range of synergy blends to make your selection more easy.
Our 8 beautiful synergy blends are – Celebrate & Uplift, De-stress & Revive, Detox & Strengthen, Energy & Vitality, Hormone
Balance, Instant Calm, Immune Boost, Romance & Intimacy and , as well as Lavender and Peppermint.
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