Category: Aromatherapy

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The Science Behind Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a multi-billion dollar business in the United States alone. When you add the use of essential oils in other countries around the world, the use of essential oils is truly astounding. But...

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Diffuser- Aromatherapy Terms

In aromatherapy diffusers are used to diffuse essential oils into the air. The dispersal of the aroma of essential oils is known as aromatherapy. By dispersing the molecules of an essential oil into the...

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Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits

A not so well known carrier oil used in aromatherapy massage is apricot kernel oil. As the name implies, the oil is extracted from the kernel, or seed, of the apricot fruit by cold...

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Avocado Oil Benefits

There are a dizzying array of carrier oils available for use in aromatherapy and DIY homemade beauty products. I wanted to write a series of articles to better help you understand the uses and...

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Jasmine Absolute Uses

In this article, I want to look at some Jasmine absolute uses. If you have read my article on aromatherapy terms related to absolutes you will know that this oil is not technically an...

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Dilution- Aromatherapy Terms

When we talk about a dilution in aromatherapy we are generally talking about making essential oils dilute for topical application to the skin. Essential oils are the concentrated essence extracted from a plant part....

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Constituent- Aromatherapy Terms

When reading about essential oils you may see the term “constituent”. What do we mean when we talk about the constituents of essential oils? Definition The dictionary defines a constituent as “a component part...

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Essential Oils-Facts vs. Pseudoscience

As I have gone through training as an aromatherapist and done many hours of research about essential oils one question stands out. Do essential oils work? There are those who come down on the...

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Cold Pressed- Aromatherapy Terms

In aromatherapy the term “cold pressed” refers to the extraction of an essential oil or carrier oil by crushing or squeezing. It is also sometimes referred to as cold expression. The essential oils of...

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Carrier Oil- Aromatherapy Terms

Many people ask about the term “carrier oil” as it is used in aromatherapy. In this post, I’m going to cover what a carrier oil is and why they are used. The term “carrier...

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