Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure essential oils through topical application or inhalation. Essential Oils are volatile aromatic substances. The oils are extracted mostly through steam distillation from herbs, flowers, seeds, barks or woody portions of plants, although there are other methods of extraction, including cold pressing (citrus oils), solvent extractions (absolutes) and carbon dioxide extraction.
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Amie's Aromatherapy Encyclopedia
An aromatherapy dictionary, essential oil blends, tips for beginners, and an "ask the aromatherapist" section.
Australian site offering information on the sense of smell, how aromatherapy works, essential and carrier oils, some blending recipes, and safety information.
Includes articles about essential and carrier oils, diffusers, and oil burners.
Provides articles, recipes, synergies, essential oil profiles, book reviews, and aromatherapist and business listings.
Holisticonline.com - Aromatherapy
Information on clinical studies, history, how it works, safety issues, and an essential oil directory.
Michel Vanhove Aromatherapy Pages
Multilingual site with information about distillation, history, oil properties, and chemistry.
Information for aromatherapists and students, including essential oil profiles, recipes, and articles. Oils, beauty, and well-being areas are searchable by sub-topic.
Tony Burfield's Aroma Pages
Provides information about production of essential oils, articles addressing misconceptions about aromatherapy, book reviews, courses, workshops, projects, and consultant services.
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