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What is aromatherapy ?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote health and wellbeing. The oils come from trees and plants and have a wide range of therapeutic properties related to their complex chemistry. Essential oils work via the olfactory and limbic systems causing a response in the brain and body , they also are absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream.

Essential oils at Blue Chamomile are sourced  from a number of reputable companies and are used carefully in the correct dilution often within blends that offer a combination of benefits . These blends are made specifically for an individual client's requirements. I can prepare diffuser blends, inhaler sticks, skin applications and pocket roller balls . Hand made pumice foot soap and a variety of standard blends are also available at my office. 

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  • Aromatherapy Resources: my favorite books

Purcheon and Cantlele (2014) The complete aromatherapy and essential oil handbook for everyday wellness. Robert Rose Inc ISBN 978-0-7788-0486-4

Price S and Price L (2011) Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0702035647

Kerkoff-Knapp-Hayes M (2015) Complementary nursing in end of life care ;integrative Care in palliative care .Kizcoco Netherlands ISBN 978-089281-88-1

 

Butje A (2017) The Heart of Aromatherapy; An easy to use guide to essential oils. Hay House ISBN978-1-4019-5161-

 

Mojay G (2000) Aromatherapy -Healing the spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with essential oils . Healing Arts Press London, ISBN: 978-90-8117674-1-5

 

Tisserand R and Young R (2013) Essential Oil Safety :A guide for health care professionals 2nd ed Churchill Livingstone ISBN 978-044306

 

For education and approved aromatherapy schools see National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy website www.naha.org