Aromatherapy: Understanding How Oils Work

If essential oils are only absorbed in trace amounts can they really be said to work? The answer can only be found in the results. In the UK there are two ways to administer essential oils (inhalation and dermal), but do these methods have any therapeutic effects on internal body systems? Aromatherapy is a holistic … Read moreAromatherapy: Understanding How Oils Work

Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Active Ingredients

A single essential oil can contain several hundred different chemicals that together are responsible for its individual character, aroma and therapeutic action. The relative amount of each chemical in an oil can be a guide to its effect. Monoterpenes, for example, are stimulating, and esters are sedative, so oils rich in these chemicals have these … Read moreAromatherapy: Essential Oil Active Ingredients