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What's the Difference between Aromatherapy Oils and Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Posted on April 28 2014

What's the Difference between Aromatherapy Oils and Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
We use all kinds of oils and creams at Bella Reina Spa for massaging and other purposes and these oils have a lot of therapeutic benefits, which is why they are considered "therapeutic grade essential oils".  The various kinds of oils that are available these days include aromatherapy oils which are full of aroma or fragrance and other essential oils which are produced from the good crops.  The cost of the real oils are little higher as this oil is distilled and is of high quality.

While holistic aromatherapy means healing holistically and it will help in rejuvenating the body and mind with the help of fragrance or scent. The smell is so divine that you will remember it forever. It is a treatment which involves the use of psychological as well as physiological benefits of the essence of herbs. It helps in managing a lot of illnesses. So, if you are suffering from any of the diseases such as arthritis, cancer, stress, obesity, or dementia, you can easily check out the aromatherapy option for yourself. But, beware of adulterated oils as some oils might smell heavenly because of the synthetic fragrance that is added to them.

The therapeutic quality essential oils will help in taking you out on a sensory journey which will soothe you and also balance your body and mind. You will feel enlivened after using these oils. These oils are quite different from pure aromatherapy oils. They will help in healing you emotionally as well as physically.

So, what do you mean by therapeutic grade essential oil?
The factors which make the therapeutic grade essential oils includes environmental factors such as the place where the plants are grown, fertilizers used, whether it is organic or chemical, the type of soil, altitude etc. Also, physical factors such as how the plant was harvested and distilled and bottled up. So, if the quality of crops is good then the oil quality too would be good and the price might be a little high.

Therapeutic quality essential oils like Thyme, Rosemary, or Basil have several kinds of chemotypes or chemical constituents. In case you didn’t know, a chemotype is a chemical component which is derived from plants. It has therapeutic effects because of the varied chemical components present in them. And, they are present in plants which are wild as well as cultivated. These oils are the plant’s volatile liquids. These are obtained when distilling of seeds, bark, roots, leaves, stems, fruits or flowers are done.

In the holistic aromatherapy, cold pressing and steam distilling is done from fruits, flowers, bark and roots. And, these will help you in easing out your aches, injuries and pains. It will also help you in relieving your depression and will act on the nervous system.  One example of an essential oil blend that provides a physical result is the Sleepy Time.  The blend of oils completely relaxes the nervous system and according to sleepy clients - it really works.

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