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Perfume or Aromatherapy with Natural Essential Oils?

For over 6000 years aromatherapy, also known as the art of blending natural essential oils, has been in use. The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and many other cultures around the globe have used aromatherapy oils and documented their healing properties. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, was known to have used aromatherapy baths and scented massage. In fact, he used aromatic fumigations to help rid Athens of the terrible plague. Perfumes, on the other hand, are synthetic and known to contain toxic chemicals. They were invented less than a century ago and may actually create illness. For example, the acetone found in synthetic fragrance effects the nervous system when inhaled. Research on this topic has shown side effects of possible dizziness, less coordination, nausea, and drowsiness as well as irritating the sinuses, throat, eyes, and skin. Often men’s cologne is strongest and worn with the idea of making women swoon, yet it just may have her falling for the wrong reasons.
While perfumes can alter or mutate our hormones in an unnatural way, the molecules in essential oils act naturally like hormones and form a healthy link with our bodily processes.

The right blend of essential oils will not only strengthen our immune system but also aid in revitalization and regulation of our emotional and physical responses to our changing everyday environment.

I like Radiance Synergy Blend by Feel-Good Products (no relation to our site) as they focus on healing essential oil blends that provide relief to many ailments or just aid in everyday relaxation. They also create signature synthetic-fragrance-free perfume oils for those interested.

Radiance (pictured above) includeds essential oils of: Grapefruit, Tangerine, Petitgrain, Pepper, Cypress, Sandalwood, Lime, and Helichrysum serotinum.

~ Essential Oils in this blend have been traditionally used to be energizing, warming, calming, uplifting, and to help alleviate stress, tension and depression. This synergy may be useful for depression, apathy and fatigue; also good for travel to refresh and awaken…

Editor’s note: I was given a sample of this along with the Feel-Good Visionary Synergy blend from a scent expert on a healing retreat in Hawaii, and whenever we tried them, any tension simply melt, and we felt pure bliss. Mix a few drops into massage oil for a full body treat.

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Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

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B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

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