Anatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy for the Lymph System

Your lymphatic system works closely with your circulatory system and performs three important roles: it helps to maintain correct fluid balance in body tissues by draining excess fluids; it absorbs fat and fat-soluble substances from the digestive tract; and it aids the body’s defence systems by filtering foreign substances such as micro-organisms from lymph fluid. … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy for the Lymph System

Anatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy and the Circulatory System

Blood circulation is the transport system of the body. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the body cells and tissues and carries away carbon dioxide. It takes absorbed foods to the organs of digestion for assimilation and carries waste to the liver and kidneys for excretion. The circulation of blood relies on a central … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy and the Circulatory System

Anatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy and the Digestive System

You body gets its energy and nutrients through eating, but the food that you eat is very different to what’s used by your cells. Ingested food must go through the process of digestion. There are two stages of digestion: mechanical, which starts in the mouth with chewing and swallowing; and chemical, which involves enzymes breaking … Read moreAnatomy and Physiology: Aromatherapy and the Digestive System

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Good Skin

Your skin protects your body, providing a vital watertight barrier from the elements and infection. It is a living, breathing organ that needs constant care and attention to maintain a soft, supple, healthy state. Daily Benefits Incorporating essential oils into your skin care routine has therapeutic benefits. Antiseptic oils, such as tea tree and lemon, … Read moreAromatherapy: Essential Oils for Good Skin

Aromatherapy: Oils for Stress Control

Stress occurs when your natural equilibrium is disturbed, causing an imbalance between the body, mind and emotions. There is a wide range of causes, including emotional traumas, illness and excessive demands placed on the body and mind. Symptoms should be treated early and not allowed to escalate out of control, as prolonged stress weakens the … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Stress Control

Aromatherapy: Oils for Recovering your Libido

There is rarely a physical component to problems with libido, the root cause is often emotional or mental. It’s not an uncommon condition and most people will experience a low libido at some point in their lives, which may be caused by factors such as stress, overwork, fear of pregnancy, an insensitive partner or perhaps … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Recovering your Libido

Aromatherapy: Oils for Compulsive Behaviour

Compulsive behaviour is often caused by unhappiness, for which there may be a number of different causes but the result is the same. Eating disorders often arise from compulsive behaviour, either to punish yourself or others around you. Compulsive behaviour is a control mechanism as well as a form of self-punishment, and often must be … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Compulsive Behaviour

Aromatherapy: Oils for Treating SAD

Up to one in 20 people are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This form of depression occurs from late autumn to early spring, and is thought to be caused by a biochemical imbalance in the hypothalamus gland due to the lack of stimulation from sunlight. Why am I SAD? SAD can affect people of … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Treating SAD

Aromatherapy: Oils for Post-natal Depression

The levels of progesterone and other hormones in a woman’s body drop dramatically after childbirth, commonly resulting in tearfulness and the ‘baby blues’ for a few days after delivery. This usually passes within a week or so, but if it does not post-natal depression may set in. Post-natal depression can last for weeks or months … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Post-natal Depression

Aromatherapy: Oils for Addiction

Addiction can manifest in many forms, such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and food, but your desire for your substance of choice often masks other needs. You may be feeling stressed, depressed or sad and indulging in your addiction can temporarily numb painful feelings, but it will do nothing to help long term. Natural Aids Sedative … Read moreAromatherapy: Oils for Addiction