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{A}romatherapy… #AtoZChallenge2014

aromatherapy_cartoon

 

Day #1 of the #AtoZChallenge2014.  Yeaaaaaa! *clapping hands & throwing confetti*   THE LETTER ‘A’!!!

Aromatherapy….  Hippocrates stated that “The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.”

I should be so lucky!  Now I’ve had my share of massages, mannies and pedis.   And I thought that I had an Aromatherapy session or two thrown in.  However, after finding out that the true experience of Aromatherapy includes, not only a body especially of the face.  The massage is done with fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits because the use of aroma helps to enhance a feeling of well-being.

I’ll take one of those! Pleaaaaze…..

I find that my memory works better when I have a visual reference – I swear that it has something to do with the beauty of this ‘aging thing’ – *big smile*    So if you need the visual thing to help you, this visual is for us

 

aromatherapy works

 

The essential oils and water-based goodies are said to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health and balance – I, for one, definitely need that!  Right?   These extracts make their way into the air we breath in when they’re used in massage oil, or added to bathwater.  These extracts sends message to a special area in the brain that are said to trigger physiological responses (e.g., eucalyptus relieves congestion, lavender promotes relaxation).

Want to have this experience in the privacy of your own home?  This great site serves up all of the DIY good-goods to make it happen

 

Aromatherapy bubble bath: DIY

 

P.S.  A great guide for new and seasoned aromatherapy users is the book “The Art of Aromatherapy: A guide to using essential oils for health and relaxation”.

 

P.S.S.  … Tomorrow, The Letter ‘B’

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4 thoughts on “{A}romatherapy… #AtoZChallenge2014

  1. timsheppard says:

    Congrats on starting the challenge! I’m just before you on the list. I used to do massage too, and used aromatherapy oils. They can have potent medicinal effects, and not just from their scents – they are the essences of medicinal herbs and plants after all. But there’s nothing like a massage, with or without nice smells!

    • Tim,
      Thanks for stopping by my neck of the blogosphere 😀
      I Luv a good challenge. And the #AtoZChallenge2014 is definitely one. I do, love a good massage and aromatherapy hits the mark every time.
      I’m on my way to visit your space in the blogosphere 🙂
      See You there and by all means, stop pass again. 😀

    • Lucy,

      Aromatherapy is a little slice of heaven on earth – for certain. I’ve made several of the DIY oils and rubs and I’m excited to know how yours turns out.
      I’ll be following you, also, through this #AtoZChallenge2014 journey. I’m loving it! 😀
      Thank You for stopping by. You’re always welcome to come back.
      Until then, I’ll be seeing you in your space in the blogoverse 🙂

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