The use of frankincense, cedarwood, juniper berry and myrrh for mummification goes back more than 5,000 years. As early as 3,500 BC, the ancient Egyptians used those herbs to preserve royalty in a quest for immortality. Those same Egyptians also burned incense to honor their many gods.
Some essential oils can last up to 3 years and should always be stored in dark colored glass containers. Most oils will last at least 1 year, except for citrus oils, which begin to lose their potency after 6 months. That is why it is a good idea to keep blank adhesive labels handy so you can write your purchase date on your essential oil bottles.
Rosemary is a stimulating essential oil that helps you focus and maintain proper concentration to better information retrieval. Burning rosemary in your home, office, or dorm room can rejuvenate tired muscles and help soothe weary feet from a hard day’s work. It allows you to think clearly while studying or analyzing paperwork at work.
From just a few days of using the essential oils in aromatherapy during your day’s stressful events will help you immediately lose the stress and continue to focus on the work or study material.
Although memory can fade, the essential oils can help your memory return. Short term memory and long term memory will slowly return to you. You will feel sharper and full of energy.
Removing stress from your life is also an important way to help your memory return. The essential oils in aromatherapy will help remove the stress from your mind and body which is better for your health.
Try using a little rosemary the next time you feel stressed and unable to relax. You will start to feel refreshed from just a few days of aromatherapy.
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You can benefit from essential oils a number of ways. They can be applied directly to your skin, they can be ingested in some applications, and you can benefit by their healing properties through your sense of smell. To release the wonderful aroma in essential oils, burners and diffusers are the 2 most popular methods.
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Scents can trigger pleasing and not so pleasurable reactions in human beings. So aromatherapy can play an important role in setting a romantic mood. Romance is very sensual, appealing to all 5 of your senses. This includes your sense of smell, which even King Solomon of 3,000 years ago understood could be aroused for romantic purposes.
When you decide to use essential oils to help your mood, stress, or physical illness it is hard to decide from the many available products which one is right for you. Essential oils come in a variety of scents and fragrances and the different extracts act on different components. Some help your mental fatigue, others relieve stress, and others can be used as topical creams that help you alleviate scars or acne.
If you answer the question “how do you smell” with the answer “with my nose”, you are technically correct. In scientific or medical terms, the explanation can seem pretty irrelevant to the regular Joe, bogged down in medical-speak and complex physiological processes. So let’s take a look at what happens when you smell something, in layman’s terms that anyone can understand.
In the United States the term “essential oils” + “aromatherapy” are not regulated. In other words, manufacturers may market any type of product as aromatherapeutic, or delivering aromatherapy benefits. Remember, perfume oils are not essential oils, even if they are labeled as aromatherapy products. They usually contain synthetic chemicals that do not provide the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, cold pressed vegetable oils, sea salts and other natural components used in aromatherapy.