What is aromatherapy?
It is the use of essential oils and aromatic plants in a clinical,
therapeutic or shamanic practice to heal. Aromatherapy
is not just about the smell or scent of the oil.
That scent of the oils gives us volumes of information that pertain
to their healing potentialities.
The Soil, water, air,
the purity of environment, stress on the plant, social-economic
conditions, etc. all affect the production of the chemicals which
make up the essential oils in flowers, herbs and trees. Many sensitive
people can smell the oil and determine many details of the origin
of that oil. Emotional and mental states are often transcended by
aromas. After all, haven’t you smelled something you love,
only to realize that you have been daydreaming for many minutes
and forgetting about what had been bothering you?
is Pranic Intelligence! The Plants create essential
oils for their own protection, for reproduction, and to draw in
pollinators. The chemicals within them are highly specialized for
their effects. Allowing the oils to reach into your mind and consciousness
to find the memories, images, visions your deep self will provide
to help you heal. However, even without that sensitivity, or even
without the ability to smell at all, much healing can occur on many
The essential oils
are the most potent distillation form aromatic plants. The qualities
each plant posses holds keys to transformation for health, physically,
mentally and emotionally. Because of this potency, and the high
accessibility of aromatherapy, it has become a household word whose
meaning runs deep in many regions of the world. Even if a tradition
does not refer to their practices as “aromatherapy”,
most have traditional teas, resins and oil imbibed with rich plant
material for traditional healing functions. Many regions have oils
or resins whose uses are recorded in history books. Why are these
plants so revered for their effects, scents, etc?
are highly regarded in Aruvedic medicine as the strongest potency
available for certain plants. When applied neat on the skin, particular
oils benefit in eradicating germs and healing wounds. When applied
with unguent base oils, through baths, diffusers, compresses, massage
or direct inhalation; all essential oils have health benefits.
There are over 400 plants
whose essential oils are cultivated for therapeutic use. The plant
material is distilled, and this process separates the rich oil from
the water in the plant and two products are rendered; the essential
oil and the hydrosol. The hydrosols of almost all plants are safest
for use around sensitive persons, on the skin directly, and even
internally. Most essential oils are not used internally however,
and should never be assumed they are safe for ingestion.
During a Healing aromatic
treatment the primary function of the essential oils are to transfer
the pranic intelligence of the plants throughout the body, assisting
the body in radically enhancing the available healing potentiality
inherent in our bodies and to enhance the treatment involved. The
Essential oils are applied to the body “anointing” hands,
feet, head, neck, areas of pain, etc. Or the essential oils are
simply just smelled in order to benefit health and well -being.