There's too much about aromatherapy to fit onto one page!

So, here are the other details I promised on the first page. (If you want to see that page, click on the photo link above to review; when you close it, you'll return here automatically.)

Massage Oils for Men

No girly-smelling massage oil for the men, eh? Ask your massage therapist to fortify the oil with one of the following:

  • vetivert
  • cedarwood
  • sandalwood
  • clary sage
  • marjoram
  • bergamot
  • lemon
  • lemongrass
  • tangerine, and
  • eucalyptus

This short list of terrific essential oils that won't leave you smelling like a rose. But, adding them to the carrier oil during a therapy will add the benefits of the oil, too.

Watch-Out Oils

Veteran aromatherapist Julie Sadler warns you about the oils that may produce side effects. They include:

  • bitter almond
  • bitter fennel
  • cassia
  • cinnamon bark (except in a burner or vaporizer)
  • mustard
  • origanum
  • pennyroyal
  • rue, and
  • sage
  • savory
  • tansy
  • wintergreen

To be safe, allow trained aromatherapists to use these oils.

Safe for Use at Home

And, finally, the list of oils that are safe to use at home:

  • benzoin
  • bergamot
  • black pepper
  • clary sage
  • chamomile***
  • eucalyptus***
  • sweet fennel
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • ginger
  • grapefruit
  • jasmine
  • lavender***
  • lemongrass
  • marjoram
  • tea tree***

***These are the top four essential oils that Julie recommends for home use. More details on the top 4!

Now, it's Your Turn!

Put them in your bath for a healing soak; roll into a compress for headache relief or for muscle aches and pains; add to sink or bowl of hot water, then inhale with towel covering the back of your head and perimeter of the bowl/sink. You may also add to a handkerchief or tissue to carry around for cold or headache relief. Drops on your pillow can usher in a decent night's sleep.

Versatile and effective, essential oils can help you achieve optimum health!

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