Saturday, December 27, 2008

What You Need To Know When Making Homemade Aromatherapy Products

If you are one of those that are looking forward to aromatherapy either as a regular healing treatment or a lucrative business it is best if you familiarize yourself with everything about the process before you finally jump on the aromatherapy bandwagon. You can do this by educating yourself through reading aromatherapy references such as online aromatherapy sites, magazines, and books. For further knowledge about the practice, aromatherapy classes are now being offered in various online sites and in various well being centers that can give you hands-on experience and first-hand information. When making aromatherapy products at home, consider the following:1. Keep everything simple. This is ideal for starter because it will veer them away from creating grave mistakes. If you are just starting with your aromatherapy experiments, make sure that you stick first with products that have simple instructions. Start with the basics such as blending, measuring, and combining essential oils. Once you have mastered this process, you can now proceed to more advanced experiments using several varieties of essential oils. 2. Record you experimentations. Before you start with any experiment, make sure that you have a pen and notebook on hand so you can easily record everything about the experiment. What you need is to jot down important details such as ingredients, measurements, proportions, procedure, and processing. Take note of your observations and make sure that your jot down exact details so you can use it as a reference for your next experiment. 3. Be observant about the properties of the ingredients that you are using. This is very important because you will discover which ones go well with the others. Through intent observation, you can also you discover which are the ingredients that complement each other and those that do not. 4. Before breaking any rules, make sure that you have mastered them. This is very important especially in formulas. Before altering a specific formula for an aromatherapy product, make sure that you know everything about it first. This is to ensure that you know what will happen once you reduce or add a specific amount. 5. Never ask somebody to try on your aromatherapy product without getting his or her medical history. This is very important to ensure that there will be no complications or allergies in the person who will try the product. It is always best to try it first on yourself so nobody will blame you if the product is not successful.
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