Beyond this oil’s unique aroma that’s associated with the “flower children” is a wealth of benefits that can soothe and heal you inside out. Discover more interesting facts about patchouli oil below. What Is Patchouli Oil? Patchouli oil is derived from a large evergreen perennial that is a member of the Labiatae family, and a … Continue reading Patchouli Oil.
Most Common Base Oils Used in Aromatherapy. Vegetable and herbal oil are used in creams, lotions, massage, facial and body oils, gels, and salves. Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalis var. dulcis) and Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca): emollients, can relieve itchiness and dryness. Arnica (Arnica montana): indicated for bruises, varicose veins, burns, strains and sprains, arthritis, and … Continue reading Common Base Oils Used in Aromatherapy.
Although essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream somewhat more readily when applied undiluted than when used in diluted form, this is not a good practice because the risks of experiencing skin irritation and sensitization (a type of allergic reaction) increase greatly when undiluted essential oils are put on the skin and the … Continue reading Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Application: What You Need to Know.