by Selena

The term "Aromatherapy" was coined by its originator, French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse who discovered the that use of essential oils found in plants could be used to enhance one's health in a wide variety of areas, ranging from anxiety and acne to cellulite and more.

In addition to the unique aroma of each oil, certain therapeutic properties exist. Some are soothing and relaxing, others can be invigorating. In all cases, fragrance has an effect on your mental state. Peppermint, as an example, can enhance your level of concentration.

Essential oils can be used in several ways in order to reap the full benefits, but should be avoided altogether during pregnancy without proper supervision.

These oils are highly concentrated and if applied directly to the skin in its concentrated state they may sting or cause irritation, or you may experience an allergic reaction.

You should never swallow essential oils unless directed to do so by a practitioner who is skilled in the internal medical use of oils. There are, however, herbal decoctions and teas which are readily available.

Chemical Constituents of Essential oils:
from Selena's notebook

Keywords: antiseptic, bactericidal, disinfectant, stimulant
Generally phenols have names ending with “ol” or “ole”. Examples: carvacrol in oregano, spearmint and thyme. Eugenol in basil, bay, cinnamon, clove, rose and ylang-ylang. Thymol in thyme.

Notes: As with all highly active Essential oils, it is important to use oils with a high phenolic content with care. Liver toxicity may occur if used above the recommended dose for more than four weeks. Even at the recommended dose, you should take a break from use after this time. Undiluted application to the skin is contraindicated since an allergic reaction of the skin or mucus membranes can occur.

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