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Since doing my certificate in Clinical Aromatherapy in the early 2000s, I must have read dozens of aromatherapy books, ranging from heavy texts for the professional practitioner to introductory ones for the layman. But I don’t think I’ve seen a better resource for the lay user than this one. T. Ormiston-smith.
Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet.
In ancient times, the plant kingdom provided our earliest ancestors with the natural healing powers derived from nature. Extracts and essences from plants and flowers were prized for their medicinal, spiritual, aromatic, and therapeutic value, including beauty benefits.
Aromatic plants, essences, and oils have traditionally been used during religious ceremonies and observances, beauty care and perfumes, food enhancement, and preservation. Aromatic plants were the basis for herbal and botanical medicines and remedies for thousands of years – they still are. In fact, they’re the root of today’s modern pharmaceuticals.
And as lifestyles rapidly changed to meet everyday challenges, and technology progressed in leaps and bounds, herbal knowledge soon fell by the wayside.
During the past century, as the side effects of many chemically based drugs come to light – not to mention the exuberant costs, natural healing has come full circle and has gradually found its way back into our homes. The Western World is standing up and taking notice. People are educating themselves about the wonderful uses and benefits of using essential oils, herbs, and spices. Mother nature’s medicine cabinet is back, invoking endless remedies and in some cases, cures – without the side effects.
Granted. Natural healing may not replace the family doctor or chemically manufactured drugs entirely, but it certainly is a healthy alternative to consider when thinking about your health, beauty, wellbeing, and fitness regime.
Bonus: Includes Medicinal Herbs and their uses.
Discover the many benefits to diffusing essential oils to achieve optimal health and well-being in your home and workplace.
Diffusing essential oils can help you study better, sleep better, enhance your moods and put you in the mood…
Essential oils and pregnancy.
Essential oils and children.
There is also a section about essential oils for pets – which ones to use and which ones to avoid.