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Aromatherapy. By Alex Swanger and Brady Sprague. What is Aromatherapy?. Aromatherapy is the use of natural plant oils to increase psychological or physical well being

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    1. Aromatherapy By Alex Swanger and Brady Sprague

    2. What is Aromatherapy? • Aromatherapy is the use of natural plant oils to increase psychological or physical well being • Aromatherapy mostly utilizes essential oils, which are liquids that are distilled from the leaves, stem, flower, roots, or bark of a plant • These oils can then either be inhaled or applied in a diluted form to the skin

    3. History of Aromatherapy

    4. Uses of Aromatherapy • Essential oils can be inhaled, either directly, or by placing a few drops of oil into a bowl of boiling water • Diluted essential oils can be applied to the skin during a massage. Essential oils are diluted with different oils called carrier oils • Essential oils can also be used during a bath, by placing a few drops of oil into running bathwater

    5. Benefits of Aromatherapy • Relaxation and stress relief • Mood Enhancement • Can boost the immune, circulatory, and respiratory systems

    6. Specific Benefits of Some Essential Oils • Anxiety: Lavender, Geranium, Palma rosa, Jonquil, bergamot, Chamomile, Basil, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium Jasmine, Juniper, Melissa, Neroli, Ylangylang • Depression/Guilt: Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot, Neroli, Nutmeg, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Ylangylang, Rose, Vetiver • Helplessness: Grapefruit, Rosemary, Lavender, Pettigraine, Neroli • Insomnia/Restlessness: Marjoram, Lemon, Vetiver, Valerian, Rose, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Neroli, Ylangylang • Irritability/Nervous Tension: Sandalwood, Pettigraine, Clary sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Palma rosa, Vetiver, Jasmine, Ylangylang • Tiredness/Exhaustion: Peppermint, Rosemary, Jasmine, Basil, Cinnamon, Lemon, Clary sage, Lavender, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Rose, Vetiver, Geranium

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