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Aromatherapy means treatment using fragrance. The smell stimulates nerve endings, which send messages to the brain. The fragrance works on different parts of the brain to heal specific ills.

The most common property of many fragrances is that they help you relax. Specific essential oils have their own special properties to heal specific ailments. Eucalyptus helps dissolve phlegm. It can be used as an expectorant.

Lavender helps relieve insomnia. A drop on the pillow before sleeping on it will send you into dreamland before you know it. Peppermint cools the air when it is used as an air freshener. It is ideal for use during hot weather.

Rose is for romance. It triggers sweet memories and lulls you into a good mood. Jasmine is recommended for couples looking for a spark to ignite their passion in bed. This essential oil can promote sexual desire. Sandalwood is good for those working in stressful environments. It works as a stress reliever. Garlic is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Orange fragrance helps you to shed excess weight. It stimulates heart rate to increase metabolism to burn off excess calories. However, this is dangerous for patients with high blood pressure because it affects the heart.

When trying out an oil, it is safer to apply it on your feet as they are the farthest from the heart and will not affect the heart beat drastically. Also, soles are thick skin which does not absorb oil that rapidly to cause a dramatic change in heartbeat. This is proof of the workings of essential oils. For those who are hypocritical of their effects, they should try this experiment.

Aromatherapy is natural and does not irritate sensitive skin nor the nose. The essential oil s are potent and cannot be sniffed directly as the solid molecules can damage the sense organs of smell. Use a piece of paper to sniff over the fragrance.

The best health benefit from aromathearpy is that it helps smokers to quit the habit. Put different oils daily into your ash tray to discourage spoiling the fragrance with cigarette stubs and smoke. It works!