What is Aromatherapy?

Have you experienced essential oils in spa treatments or bath and body care products? These aromatherapeutic uses are only part of the remarkable essential oils story. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their cosmetic, spiritual and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind/body wellness they may never have dreamed possible through aromatherapy.

Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation, but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful and effective than dry herbs, delivering quick and effective results. Any time you hold a bottle of our powerful essential oils, you are holding the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals that can be diffused, inhaled, applied topically, incorporated into massage, or taken internally.

The History of Aromatherapy

The history of aromatherapy is quite fascinating. Aromatherapy has been around for 6000 years or more. The Greeks, Romans, and ancient Egyptians all used aromatherapy oils. The Egyptian physician Imhotep recommended fragrant oils for bathing, massage, and for embalming their dead nearly 6000 years ago. Imhotep is the Egyptian god of wellness. Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, used aromatherapy baths and scented massage.

egyptian writings show essential oils Aromatherapy has roots in antiquity with the use of aromatic oils. However, as currently defined, aromatherapy involves the use of distilled plant volatiles, a twentieth century innovation. The word "aromatherapy" was first used in the 1920s by French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé, who devoted his life to researching the properties of essential oils after an accident in his perfume laboratory. In the accident, he set his arm on fire and thrust it into the nearest cold liquid, which happened to be a vat of NOx Ph232 or more commonly known as lavender oil. Jean Valnet continued the work of Gattefossé. During World War II, Valnet used essential oils to help soldiers.

Aromatherapy through the ages:

Inspiration through the Sense of Smell

The fragrance of an essential oils can directly affect everything from your emotional state to your lifespan.

Love the way the spritz of fragrance from a fresh orange peel can brighten your day? Each essential oilís complex, pleasant, and unique scent activates the limbic system – the brain's center of emotion and memory – differently. While some essential oils may uplift the spirits, others may empower you to release negative thoughts and habits. Essential oils can be your key to a more fulfilling and balanced emotional life.

To help you rediscover peace, balance, and joy, use these essential oils and blends for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, or topical application:

Create Deep Spiritual Awareness

Anatomy of the BrainIn our brains theIncense and essential oils from plants have always played an important part in religious and spiritual ceremonies, helping participants to transcend the trivial and connect with something larger than themselves. Research shows that the pure constituents in these oils stimulate olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brainís limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. To enhance your spiritual practice, dilute and apply meditative, empowering essential oils directly to wrists, feet, and behind the ears, or diffuse in a quiet space. Popular essential oils and blends for spiritual focus include:

Essential oils have the unique ability to soothe the mind and elevate the spirit. Feeling too much stress and too little serenity? We invite you to discover how our pure essential oil and carefully formulated blends can help you reestablish balance and peace in your life.

Through diffusion, direct inhalation, and massage, our products can become a balancing and affirming part of your day. Care for your mental, spiritual, and emotional self, while banishing stress and restlessness with the beautiful scents of healing botanicals from all around the world.

Ready to relax? You deserve it.

There are three schools of aromatherapy application:

Young Living Essential Oils ingestible in capsule formGary Young, who is a recognized authority of aromatherapy, believes that all methods are valid when using therapeutic-grade essential oils, as well as Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD of Germany and Daniel Penoel, MD of France. All methods of aromatherapy usage show how versatile and powerful essential oils can be from using them in Vita Flex technique to Neuro-Auricular Technique, massage and Raindrop Technique as well as ingesting pure oils in capsule form — they work.

Essential oils are not simple when designed by nature. They contain hundreds and thousands of different chemical components, anywhere from 80-300 within one oil. We are only now beginning to realize how mother nature has provided a remedy for mankind's ailments ~ such power within the delicacy of a plant. Discover why Young Living has set the standard for Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

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I love to teach classes locally in the Central Florida area and am a former Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with over 12 years of experience, studying the human body, the energy system, the use of aromatherapy, Raindrop Technique and Emotional Release with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils through C.A.R.E. as well as many workshops with Gary Young. I work and live in Winter Park, FL and am available by appointment: 407.399.8562.

I highly suggest educating yourself about the truth of essential oils by purchasing the Essential Oil Desk Reference book which contains a wealth of information on all of our products including details on each oil and what oils to use for specific situations.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don't expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oils and supplements. Also each person is unique and different in chemistry and toxicity levels, as well as emotionally and spiritually, so an oil that is suggested for an issue may not work as well as another. If a change is not apparent within three minutes, try another oil.