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9 Aromatherapy Essentials

9 Aromatherapy Essentials

Aromatherapy–the use of pure essential oils as a natural therapy—can be a powerful healer when used properly. It has been proven effective for many conditions, including: PMS, depression, and fatigue. But, before starting aromatherapy, it is important to know some basic guidelines. Some of the main considerations for the safe use of essential oils and aromatherapy include: 1. Oils vary greatly in therapeutic properties. Research oil purity and use only pure essential oils derived from plants , not synthetic, laboratory-made ones. 2. Do not use undiluted oils (with the exception of non-irritating oils like lavender, tea tree as a spot treatment for acne, insect bites, and burns as long a person does not have extremely sensitive skin or allergies to the oils). 3. Seek purity by using only pure essential oils and carrier oils derived from plants—no fragrance oils . 4. Watch f...

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