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Aromatherapy

Essential Oils and Carrier Oils

Aromatherapy is the use of highly concentrated plant oils to enhance physical, psychological, and emotional well being. Oils are extracted by various methods from the root, flower bud, fruit, leaf, resin, or woody parts of plants. Essential oils are what give flowers, herbs, and greenery their special scent and flavor.

While the term aromatherapy seems to have been first used during the 1920ís, the use of such oils has been well documented for centuries in such cultures as Egyptian, Persian, and Chinese.

Essential oils work therapeutically by affecting our mood and feelings and thereby changing our mindset to invigorate, relax, calm, refresh, and uplift. Essential oils can be used for cosmetic, antiseptic, deodorizing, and spiritual use as well.

Durham Natural Foods carries a full line of essential oils and carrier oils. We stock both Aromaforce Essential Oils and Aqua Oleum Oils. We usually have brochures and plant guides on hand and available free of charge.

Aromaforce Essential Oils are high quality essential oils that possess a living vital energy essential to the healing process. They are 100% pure, natural, undiluted and botanically certified oils. They have no added sodium lauryll, no laureth sulfate, they are biodegradable, and Aromaforce does no animal testing.

Aqua Oleum Pure Essential Oils is located in the Cotswolds area of England and has over three generations of experience in the study and research of essential oils. Their oils are 100% pure and many are organically grown. The owner of Aqua Oleum, Julia Lawless, has published The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, the Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Home Use of Essential Oils, and several booklets for specific plant oils.



Safety Tips

Essential Oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.

Read the labels on all oils before use!

Essential oils are generally not intended for internal use; consult with a professional health care practitioner before oral use.

Donít use undiluted oils.

Skin test oils before further use.

If you are pregnant, have a medical condition or are taking medications, talk to your health care practitioner before using essential oils.

Please check with your medical professional of choice or your veterinarian before using homemade remedies.

 

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