There is no dispute about the benefits and usage of essential oils in Aromatherapy. Herbs, plants and flowers have long been known to have healing properties.
Have you ever noticed the freshness in the air when you are in a forest compared to the concrete jungle?
The fragrant air and the fresh supply of oxygen from the countryside and vineyards is so unique and distinct from the air you breathe in an air conditioned room that you can clearly tell the difference. Just breathing the fresh country air makes you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. You may not know but aromatherapy is playing an active role here.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of oils made from herbs and flowers for therapy. It is natural, holistic and has no side effects. Naturopathy is a science underestimated and underutilized. People would rather take tablets than to use the power of Mother Nature which is easily and cheaply available.
There is certainly a science involved with distinct aromas, they actually are organic constituents of herbs or flowers and they affect our mental disposition. They are capable of altering our mood when we are emotional, depressed or excited. Through physiological interactions at atomic level, they come in contact through our sensory organs. Nose plays an important part in identifying smells and zests. Fragrances that are preferred and loved by body can be used to uplift our moods.
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Essential Oils for Healing
The Egyptians discovered the fragrances and used them for various rituals and to preserve their mummies. Oils are a great preservatives, our ancestors discovered that very early. Greek soldiers used to carry essential oils for the treatment of wounds and physiological benefits.
For example almond oil is very good for the skin and hair, since it cannot be absorbed as easily in the skin it is used as a carrier massage oil base. Jojoba is actually liquid wax. Jojoba oil can get absorbed by the skin fairly quickly hence it is excellent for healing and nourishing the inflamed areas of skin, It is also used for skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Clove oil is used for toothaches and is quite an effective pain killer.
Essential Oils for Bathing and Rejuvenating
That is the reason our ancestors used it more than we use them today. The Emperors of ancient Egyptian empires used diverse aromas in their bath time rituals. Epsom salts, fragrant water and spas all used aromatherapy in whole practicality.
Taking bath with warm temperature water or steam can be refreshing. Adding fragrant oils such as lavender, jasmine and rose can take your bathing experience to rejuvenating levels. It is to be noted that essential oils are very potent and highly concentrated oils. They need a carrier oil before they can be used, if at all you want to use, use them sparingly. Most of the essential oils usage needs just 1 or 2 drops. Also it is wise to check for any skin irritation or discomfort.
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