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19 March 2011

Enjoying: Aromatherapy at Home

Do you realize that most of the facial salon and spa has aroma scent? I love the scent so much that it actually made me relax during the treatment in the salon :) *sniff sniff* Then I came to know that it is aromatherapy!

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person's mind, mood, cognitive function or health - definition from Wikipedia.

I then decided to practice aromatherapy at home too! The reason is I wanna  get myself relax after a tiring working day! :p So, I went searching for a good burner (shown above), essential oil and candles. :)

It is said that a good burner is very important as it will provide suitable temperature to burn the essential oil. So I picked up a burner from Blu Scents Aromatherapy store at RM40 ( if I still remember it correctly :P).

Next, what we need is a pure and high quality essential oil. A poor quality of essential oils might give you bad effect. Remember, fragrance oil is different from pure essential oil. So watch out when you are selecting an essential oil. I got mine from Eve Taylor, Relax blend, which does not contain alcohol, mineral oil, artificial fragrance, artificial preservative or colour.

The candles I bought are Blue Scents organic candles.  

They are made from 100% vegetable palm oils, a replenishing raw material that is an environmental friendly alternative to paraffin based tea light candles. There candles also have clean burning properties with no smoke. Organic Tea lights are perfect for use in well ventilated vaporizers and oil burners - described by Blu Scents.

To practice aromatherapy, what you need to do is to fill some water on top of the burner and pour 3-5 drops of essential oil into it. Lastly, light up the candle and place it inside the burner! 

Now you can have a relaxing moment while watch a tv show or reading a book :)  Good Luck!

Aromatherapy Tools:
1. Blu Scents Burner retails at RM40.
2. Blu Scents Organic Candles retails at RM8.50 (24 pieces)
3. Eve Taylor Essential Oil retails at approx. RM68.

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