Aromatherapy oils and their properties have been around for about 4,000 years. They are not actually oil, however because the liquid (or resin) floats on water in a fashion similar to oil, they are called oils. It is not known why some plants/ gums/ resins can be converted to beneficial essential oils, and used for medicinal or culinary purposes. There is an abundance of history to substantiate the uses of “essential” oils.
The two hour introductory aromatherapy session covers the main uses of common essential oils with their effects and contra indications. Essential oils are most effective put directly on the body; however, caution needs to be exercised as more than twelve to fifteen drops per day is the most the kidneys can handle.
Learn about the history of oils and their origins and how to incorporate them into your life. During the middle ages, there were two classes of people who seemed immune to the black plague – the perfumers who were working with essential oils and the thieves or robbers who used the oils while they robbed the homes of the deceased. Get some tips on making blends and spritzers.