Entries by Hans

Is Lavender The Best Essential Oil?

All essential oils have different benefits. Some relax your mind while others treat bites and stings. The versatile lavender is good for both of those conditions, and several dozen others. Every decent essential oil and aromatherapy kit will have lavender on hand. This is a very gentle oil. However, it is also very powerful, acting […]

Essential Oils – Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Some essential oils can last up to 3 years and should always be stored in dark colored glass containers. Most oils will last at least 1 year, except for citrus oils, which begin to lose their potency after 6 months. That is why it is a good idea to keep blank adhesive labels handy so […]

Aromatherapy Kits for Beginners

An aromatherapy kit is a great way for the beginner to get started. It comes equipped with everything you need to start right away, including some of the most versatile and popular essential oils. Listed below are a few of the bestselling aromatherapy kits for beginners. Previous purchasers on Amazon have given the Aroma Thyme […]

How Aromatherapy Benefits Your Nervous System

Some essential oils, through either massage or aroma, quickly treat the nervous system. Since the nervous system closely links the mind and body, the oils that influence your nerves have multiple benefits. Clary sage, lavender, melissa, chamomile, juniper, marjoram and rosemary all have calming, sedative, analgesic and/or antiseptic properties. They calm the nerves that trigger […]

4 Most Popular Essential Oils

Some essential oils are considered must-haves by aromatherapy practitioners. The following 4 essential oils should be kept on hand for the many benefits they deliver. Lavender Lavender is considered the “universal oil” in aromatherapy circles. A very calming scent, lavender treats burns and stings, cuts and bruises, and is also effective for combating allergies, cancer, […]

Losing Weight Through Your Nose

Did you know that certain smells actually cause you to lose weight? What happens is this. Some smells cause the release of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is a natural appetite suppressant. So if you were to diffuse the air around your dining room table with the scent of peppermint, your serotonin levels would spike, […]

Can Aromatherapy Really Relieve Stress and Anxiety?

Stress truly is a killer. When you experience stress continuously, this negative mental condition can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, psychological issues and even personality disorders. One way to alleviate stress in your life is through the application of aromatherapy. Certain aromas have been proven to actually alter your brain chemistry. This can […]

What Are Essential Oils and How Do They Apply to Aromatherapy

Essential oils can also be called volatile oils. This simply means that they are extremely aromatic in especially small quantities. The oil can come from flowers, herbs and other plant matter. They disperse easily into the atmosphere, and if you leave a bottle of essential oil uncapped, it will evaporate. The most common method of […]

What Exactly Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils, plant materials, and other natural oils and substances for their aromatic properties. Aromas can heal, and that is the purpose of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can also be used to describe the application of aromatic oils and rubs directly to the skin to alleviate pain. This does not include […]

Aromatherapy As a Romantic Mood Enhancer

Scents can trigger pleasing and not so pleasurable reactions in human beings. So aromatherapy can play an important role in setting a romantic mood. Romance is very sensual, appealing to all 5 of your senses. This includes your sense of smell, which even King Solomon of 3,000 years ago understood could be aroused for romantic […]