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9 Aromatherapy Essentials

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9 Aromatherapy Essentials

Aromatherapy–the use of pure essential oils as a natural therapy—can be a powerful healer when used properly.  It has been proven effective for many conditions, including:  PMS, depression, and fatigue.  But, before starting aromatherapy, it is important to know some basic guidelines.  Some of the main considerations for the safe use of essential oils and aromatherapy include:

1.  Oils vary greatly in therapeutic properties.  Research oil purity and use only pure essential oils derived from plants, not synthetic, laboratory-made ones.

2.  Do not use undiluted oils (with the exception of non-irritating oils like lavender, tea tree as a spot treatment for acne, insect bites, and burns as long a person does not have extremely sensitive skin or allergies to the oils).

3.  Seek purity by using only pure essential oils and carrier oils derived from plants—no fragrance oils.

4.  Watch for skin sensitivities. If there is any uncertainty conduct a skin patch test of a 2 percent dilution of the oil in the crook of the arm or on the back of the neck at the hairline.  That works out to about 10 to 12 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, PhD, RNCP, ROHP

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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9:18AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

Very helpful information, thanks!

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2:48PM PST on Feb 18, 2012

Great thanks for posting.

6:41AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Interesting article with good advice and helpful info - thanks for posting.

8:39AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Thank you

4:48AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

thanks you!!!

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6:47PM PST on Dec 25, 2011

Love it thanks.

2:09AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

this is good

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