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What are essential oils?
What do essential oils contain?
Do essential oils contain hormones?
Who would benefit from the use of essential oils?
Are essential oils oily?
How concentrated are essential oils?
How do essential oils work?
Can essential oils penetrate the skin?
How are essential oils transported through the body?
What other ways can essential oils be absorbed into the body?
How long do essential oils last in the body?
Is it true that two different people can have a completely different reaction to the oils?
Why buy essential oils and not just flowers?
Some essential oils are listed as both relaxants and stimulants. How is this so?

Can using essential oils have an effect on the immune system?
Can essential oils work on the subtle energies of the body?
What are some daily first aid uses for essential oils?
How does aromatherapy fit in with other healing therapies?

What are the differences between essential oils and herbs?
What are the differences between essential oils and herbs?
Can I cook with essential oils?
What are the differences between essential oils and Bach Flower Remedies?
Why is there such a variation in the cost of essential oils?
What is the shelf life of essential oils and how should they be stored?
Do essential oils act as preservatives?
Is steam distillation the best method of extraction?
How many ways are there to extract oils?
How do essential oils differ in quality?
What is a synergy?

What is the difference between an absolute and an essential oil?
Why are essential oils commonly adulterated?
Why are there varying grades of ylang ylang oil?
If peppermint is supposed to help with headaches, why do I sometimes get one when I use the oil?
What are the differences among the eucalyptus oils?
What are the differences among the lavender oils?
What are the differences among the rosemary oils?
What are the differences among the camomiles?
What are the differences among the thymes?
Is the "therapy" in aromatherapy medicinal, psychological or something else?
What are some psychological effects of using scent daily?
What is the difference between aromatherapy and aroma-chology?
How sensitive is the sense of smell?
If I have a weak sense of smell, can aromatherapy help me?
Like eyesight, taste and hearing, does the ability to smell deteriorate?
How do scents work on memory?
If an essential oil conjures up bad memories, will this happen every time the oil is used?
Will I receive emotional benefits from my personal perfume?
What are pheromones?
Do essential oils stimulate production of pheromones in humans?
Can essential oils curb the appetite?
Are women more sensitive to smell than men?
What can aromatherapy do for the average person using it at home?
What can aromatherapy do for the average person using it at home?
What are some of the most popular uses of essential oils?
What are some of the everyday uses of essential oils?

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What other ways can essential oils be absorbed into the body?

Whenever you breathe the fragrance of essential oils, the fine oil particles are carried by the air and penetrate deep within the lungs. It is here that they enter the blood stream. This is why breathing essential oils continuously over several hours is the equivalent of taking an internal dose. According to chemist Kurt Schnaubelt, essential oils enter the bloodstream very quickly changing the electrical conductivity (and it is presumed, the Ph) instantly at the spot where it enters the first capillary. This causes an electrical charge to immediately travel through the body, hence aromatherapy's often remarkably fast results. Another highly penetrable area is the bottom of the foot. If you stand on a clove of garlic, very shortly, your breath will smell of garlic. This is also true of essential oils. The advantage of applying essential oils to the soles of the feet is the fact that the skin is much thicker and concentrations can be stronger as the skin here will not react to some of the more anti-infectious oils that might normally produce skin irritations. This application technique is very effective when using thyme, oregano and savory to help alleviate flu symptoms and boost the immune system. (Add a few drops of essential oils to a palmful of carrier oil and massage the soles of the feet.) The scalp is another good area for applying essential oils because the size of the follicle is much larger than the pores in the skin. This technique benefits the body three ways. First, it allows easy access for the essential oil. Second, essential oils can soothe or stimulate the scalp. Finally, the act of massaging the scalp promotes the removal of toxins. Massaging the scalp can alleviate stress by slowing mental activity.

 

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