- Colour Therapy
by Trevor Mayes
Aromas vibrate at the same frequency
as colours so oils and incense can be mixed to give a blend that
is suited to your need for a variety of colour energies.
Chart - Colour / Essential Oils
Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Benzoin, Neroli, Lavender, Angelica.
Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint, Spruce, Frankincense, Elemi,
Blue Chamomile, Sage, Lemongrass, Hyssop.
Helichrysum, Myrtle, Litsea, Rose Geranium.
Rose, Bergamot, Melissa, Jasmine, Rosewood.
Juniper, Vetivert, Rosemary, Yarrow, Petitgrain, Palmarosa, Marjoram,
Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Rose Geranium, Orange Sandalwood.
Rose Geranium, Rose, Rose Otto, Melissa.
Patchouli, Myrrh, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Cedar wood, St. John's
Aromatherapy is the practice
of using naturally distilled essences of plants to promote the
health and well-being of your body, mind, and emotion spirit.
These essences, called essential oils, can restore balance and
harmony to your body and to your life. Aromatherapy can be experienced
through several mediums. Essential Oils are the purest form and
most medicinal in their action. Incense is made from the oils
and resins of plants.
Sacred Herbs, such as Sage, Cedar,
Sandalwood, and Amber resin are known for their cleansing and
healing properties and are often used for cleansing negative
energy. Essential oil blends are essential oils blended with
a carrier oil in order to disperse the healing properties over
larger areas of the body and to protect the skin from irritations,
burns or sensitive reactions. Aromatherapy is also incorporated
in Herbal Candles, in Crystals and Gemstones and in Massage and
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Some of today's most serious
health concerns such as heart disease, anxiety disorders, depression,
obesity and immunity disorders, are caused by or are related
to stress. Both conventional and non-conventional health professionals
agree that lifestyle changes and stress management are essential
to improving and maintaining our overall health.Sensory input
can stimulate our emotional and physiological responses.
In today's world we are constantly
receiving sensory stimuli. On any given day, computer screens,
fluorescent light, television images and late-night driving overwork
our eyes. Loud machines stimulate our ears, the hum of a computer
or refrigerator, television, a blaring radio, telephone conversation,
sometimes all in the same room. The types of foods we eat overwork
even our taste buds. Likewise, our noses are bombarded with automobile
exhaust, cleaning products and toxic chemicals. Unbelievably,
these types of stress affect our nervous system and result in
The best way to relieve stresses
and bring your body back into balance is through natural therapies
such as Aromatherapy. Of the five senses, our sense of smell
is the most primitive and most closely associated with our emotions
and how our body responds to them. Together with a balanced diet,
nutrition, adequate exercise and water, Aromatherapy can help
you achieve a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. It can become
a part of your daily routine.
Essential oils are the volatile
oils found in the seeds, roots, resins, flowers, trees, stems,
bark and fruit of plants. These oils are the life force of the
plants and have many beneficial and protective properties. Many
oils have antiviral, antibacterial or antifungal properties.
Some may also soothe inflammation, relax tense muscles or enhance
breathing. Essential oils are being used to treat physical, psychological
and energetic imbalances and they have become very popular as
interest in self-care and natural products.
In Japan workers exposed to jasmine,
lavender and lemon, fragrances seem happier and make fewer keyboard
errors. New York medical researchers gave MRI patients vanilla
fragrance - a comfort aroma- during their scans. They were feeling
significantly less anxious.
In Australia, tea tree oil is
used as an effective first aid treatment and used in medical
treatments.Blending essential oils is a form of art. The best
way to learn is to practice. Choose a few oils that mach your
physical and emotional needs and start blending! Many home and
beauty products contain harmful chemical that may damage our
health when used long-term. You can even make your own natural
products using essential oils that are not only fun, but also
safer for your health and environment.
Some Applications of Essential
Diffusions - the easiest way
to benefit from aromas of essential oils in your home or office.
A few drops can also be added to a potpourri of dried flowers.
Mists - uplifting or calming
body mist or a refreshing room fragrance.
Massage - diluted with massage
oil you can experience the therapeutic benefits of essential
oils, which can be made for aches and pains, chest congestion,
immune stimulation or simply for relaxation.
Baths - are the most versatile
and pleasurable ways to enjoy aromatherapy.
Soaps - indulge yourself with
your home made luxurious soap bars or give them as unique gifts.
Body care - benefits for the
entire body include weight management, detoxification, improved
circulation, enhanced skin care, reduction of the appearance
Facial care, Pedicures, Hair