For anyone who is considering learning more about aromatherapy and its benefits, it is worth while investing in some carefully selected aromatherapy products of which there is an abundance.
Because aromatherapy has a multitude of uses from general health and relaxation to healing for specific conditions, there is a great deal of important information available regarding this gentle, natural complimentary therapy through books, DVDs, courses, workshops, articles and magazines and of course a multitude of aromatherapy products which would make a useful and practical gift..
Aromatherapy oils have been used for beneficial purposes for years and there are some records which detail use in ancient Egypt, India and China. Aromatherapy essential oils are obtained from leaves, flowers, bark, roots or peel and the oil is made by distilling with water or steam, by manual mechanical process, or by dry distillation. Afterwards the oil is then separated from the water. The oils are kept in dark glass bottles and can last for several years if kept out of natural or artificial light and heat, ideally they should be placed in a container and kept in a dark place until used. The oils are not greasy and they are able to soak fairly quickly into the skin and into the bloodstream.
There are numerous aromatherapy products available such as:
Aromatherapy Oil Burners: These come in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns and make wonderful gifts. A couple of drops of oil is placed into water in a dish at the top and the oil and water is then heated by way of a candle below. As the water warms, the gentle aroma can be detected.
Aroma Cushions-These make great gifts for someone who may enjoy using a heated cushion which often has lavender essential oils inside. The combination of wheat, lavender encased in a cotton cover, makes it a real comforting gift.
Aromatherapy Incense- These incense sticks are made with pure essential oils and are a pleasure to burn. Depending on the oil used there healing, calming or invigorating properties are very quickly detected.
Aromatherapy Candles: These now come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are scented with different essential oils which can instantly create the wished ambiance.
Eye Pillows- These contain wheat and lavender and are wonderful for tired eyes or if someone suffers from headaches. Can also be placed in the fridge and used as a cool compress.
Aromatherapy oils- There are many different types of oils available, but it is important to make sure that they are pure essential oils and also, think about their unique properties.
Aromatherapy Kits These often come in a travel box which is useful for storing all essential oils and carrier oils. There are a multitude of sizes available and do make perfect gifts for those who are keen to practice and learn more about this gentle therapy.