Aromatherapy is by no means a new concept; its roots can be traced back to the early Egyptian people 5,000 years ago.

Aromatherapy treatment involves the use of essential oils from plants to improve physical and emotional well-being. Essential oils are extracted from various parts of a plant, such as petals, barks, twigs, roots, leaves, seeds and resin. There are many ways in which to use essential oils including inhalation, in the bath, compresses and massage. Massage is an excellent way of applying the oils to the body and increases the healing potential of Aromatherapy.

Essential oils are uniquely blended specifically for each clients requirements. Home blends, such as bath oils, skin cream etc can be made up in the same way so that you can continue the aromatherapy experience at home. Essential oils in a cream can be very beneficial for skin ailments such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, oily skin, dry and dehydrated skin etc.

Try out the following blends and see for yourself:-

Muscular tension, aches and pains
15ml base oil, sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil
2 drops of eucalyptus
2 drops of chamomile
2 drops of lavender
Mix the blend as above and massage in to affected areas.
Headaches
15ml base oil, sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil
2 drops rose
2 drops of lavender
2 drops of eucalyptus
Mix the blend as above and rub onto temples and forehead.

Do not put essential oils directly on skin, apart from Lavender & Tea Tree, always use a base oil.