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Fragrance

Smell is the sense most closely linked to the emotional centres of our brain. Although more of our brain is dedicated to vision than to any of the other senses, more of our genes are devoted to the sense of smell (1%) than to the detection of all the other kinds of sensory information. We […]

The Human Relationship with Fragrance -Linda Harman, Quest International

‘Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived’. Fragrance – the very word represents indulgence; pleasure; luxury. For centuries we have had a very special relationship with scent, with smell the most elusive of the senses. Helen Keller had an acute sensitivity to smell […]

Aromatherapy Education

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Compresses

An essential oil compress may soothe aches, sprains, or swelling. Cut a piece of nonmedicated lint or clean cotton to the required size. Vary the number of essential oil drops and size of receptacle according to the ailment: from two drops in an eggcupful of water for a septic finger to eight drops in a […]

Baths

You can use essential oils in the bath to help a wide range of health problems. The oils do not readily dissolve in water but will disperse rapidly when swished around. Add a total of six to eight drops of one or more essential oils to a warm bath. Do not use very hot water, […]