Three is nothing more amazing than the scent of essential oils, especially the favorites, like Tea Tree, Lavendar, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Rose and Lemon.
Aromatherapy has many positive effects on your mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy is a healing practice that affects the mind and body through the use of essential oil aromas.
Aromatherapy’s roots can be traced back more than 3500 years. The Egyptians used to burn herbs, woods, and spices for the aroma to honor their gods. The belief was that the smoke could transfer their prayers to the heavens where those gods lived.
Over time, the use of aromatics evolved involved into more of a healing and medicinal and even mental health purposes. There are reports that the Egyptians burned plants and aromatic herbs to help drive away the evil spirits that plagued the physically and mentally ill.
Many people turn to aromatherapy with the hope of creating a calm environment, introducing balance, clearing their mind and promoting relaxation as it offers these benefits:
- Improves your sleep experience
- Generates feelings of relaxation
- Manages stress anxiety, and depression
- Provides pain relief
- Treats the side effects of cancer treatment
- Reduces confusion in dementia sufferers
The essential oils in aromatherapy treatments encourage relaxation as the aromatic scents of the oil stimulate the hypothalamus and the parasympathetic nervous system. The body in turn relaxes, and fatigue melts away.
Aromatherapy is not limited to the inhalation of oils but rather can support our bodies via three methods: external, topical, and internal.
External aromatherapy is just what it implies. It is the release of a fragrant oil scent into the air.
These fabulous scents help to neutralize the air and trigger feelings of relaxation, improve your alertness, and improve your overall mental state of wellbeing – to name a few positive side effects. Inhalation may take place through a variety of techniques including steam, scent pot, or diffuser.
Essential oils may be used or the purposes of an aromatic massage. During an aromatherapy massage, our bodies absorb the essential oil while the scent of the oil creates a calm environment. This practice not only creates a relaxing atmosphere, but it stimulates the body to respond in kind. The blood circulation in our body increases, boosting the flow of oxygen in our bodies.
Aside from relaxation, aromatic massages:
- Deliver pain relief
- Promote mental health well-being
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps to rid the body of toxins
- Relieves stress
Ideally, you will want to locate a certified masseuse to perform your massage. Although you might have a significant other at home willing to deliver your massage, a qualified masseuse can adequately find the proper pressure points and manipulate your muscles without causing too much damage to your bones or joints.
|Base Oil||Essential Oil Drops|
|1 teaspoon/5 ml||2-3|
|1 tablespoon/15 ml||6-7|
|1 oz/25 ml||12-13|
|2 oz/50 ml||25|
|3.5 oz/100 ml||50|
Store your massage solution in a dark bottle and remember to keep your application light.
Essential oils are the foundation of aromatherapy. This practice leverages the natural aromas of plants and holistically uses them to benefit the whole person.
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ѕаfеlу dеlivеr the еѕѕеntiаl оilѕ рrореrtiеѕ tо thе skin. Eѕѕеntiаl oils can аlѕо bе mixеd with water, where thе wаtеr will act аѕ the “base” оr carrier in thаt instance, аѕ is thе саѕе with аrоmаthеrару bаthѕ аnd fооt ѕоаkѕ.
Aromatherapy And Stress
Aromatherapy continues to be a staple in natural holistic practices. Spas all over the world are dedicated to delivering a compelling service and experience to people from various backgrounds that are in search of a natural escape or in search of a natural cure to stress.
There a many forms of stress in our lives. Although the good stress may serve to motivate us to perform at our highest levels, over time it can take a mental and physical tole on our lives. Essential oils can be useful in not only replenishing our energy stores but ridding us of unwanted stress.
In just one hour, men and women can experience a bath, massage or wrap suited to meet their needs. There are even spa resorts that are dedicated to fulfilling the practice of ancient traditions.
Aromatherapy is also easy to implement at home, with the use of diffusers, nebulizers, or even a cotton ball soaked in oil next to your bed.
For the most part, aromatherapy is safe. Unlike drugs, they are not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration. Therefore there are no real checks and balances for the efficacy and safety of the oils.