I am Linda Ananda, known as the “Energetic Alchemist” to my friends and clients since beginning my journey with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy back in 2001.
What are Essential Oils? Essential Oils are highly concentrated aromatic compounds, normally steam distilled from various plant material, such as stems, bark, leaves, flowers, roots and other parts of the plant. Each Oil has the characteristic fragrance of the plant material from which it is derived, as well as a unique chemical profile. It needs to be noted that both the aroma and chemical profile vary greatly from crop to crop, as weather and many other environmental conditions change from season to season.
With that being said, we need to understand fully, what both inhalation and topical application of Essential Oils entails and how best to utilize every powerful drop of our Essential Oils.
So let’s start first with this very clear definition above of what Aromatherapy is and learn about each component.
According to the Alliance of International Aromatherapists, Aromatherapy refers to ‘the inhalation and topical application of true, authentic Essential Oils from aromatic plants to restore or enhance health, beauty and well-being.’
Essential Oils are generally used in two ways: Inhalation and Topical Application
Inhalation is the most beneficial method for most respiratory conditions, and for purification and cleansing of the air in general. One of the best ways to utilize the excellent and immediate benefits of the inhalation of Essential Oils is with Diffusion, which not only immediately improves the energy in a room, it improves the mood of the people, animals and plants. It does so according to the attributes and qualities of the Essential Oil, or blend of Oils, that you are diffusing. This has huge implications and limitless opportunities for Essential Oils to be used to sharpen focus when needed, relax deeply, get creative, go to sleep, etc.
Not to mention the deeper physical healing aspects. One of the many uses of Aromatherapy is to strengthen and enhance the body’s own self-healing process and the indirect but very real, stimulation of the immune system.
Follow to learn more about Aromatherapy with Linda! In the next posts she’ll expand upon methods of Inhalation and the Topical application of Essential Oils.