What are the different types of aromatherapy?

Advertisement
Advertisement
The different types of aromatherapy are cosmetic, massage, and olfactory. However, regardless of which type of aromatherapy you choose, essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil or water.

• Cosmetic aromatherapy combines essential oils with facial, skin, body and hair care products.

• Massage aromatherapy combines the healing touch of massage therapy with the aromatic benefits of essential oils.

• Olfactory aromatherapy releases essential oils into the environment around you either by inhaling or diffusion. For inhalation, you can either dispense the essential oil into a handkerchief or spray a mixture of essential oils and distilled water into the air and breathe in. Diffusion is the evaporation of the aromatic components of an oil into the atmosphere using aromatherapy equipment.
Miracle Touch: A Complete Guide to Hands-On Therapies That Have the Amazing Ability to Heal

More About this Book

Miracle Touch: A Complete Guide to Hands-On Therapies That Have the Amazing Ability to Heal

Discover the Healing Power of Human TouchCurious about the benefits of touch therapy? Interest in hands-on therapies has skyrocketed, and even conventional physicians now embrace these treatments as...

Continue Learning about Aromatherapy

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.