What are Essential Oils and Aromatherapy?
Essential Oils are the basis of Aromatherapy treatment to diseases in a patient….
Using natural treatments correctly can provide a wonderful approach to dealing with our health issues, and certainly one of the most enjoyable ways is to uncover the wonderful secrets of using essential oils.
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Essential Oils are used to alter or enhance an emotional state of mind to achieve certain goals. The connection of mind with body is a powerful force and Essential Oils are used to make use of this force in their way to providing treatment to a patient. Aromatherapy is branch in herbal medicine that makes use of the medicinal properties of herbs and plants.
Aromatherapy consists of two words “Aroma” and “Therapy” where the word aroma refers to the fragrance or smells a group of chemical compounds, wines, flowers from which essential oils are extracted and therapy refers to any of measures adopted for treatment of disability or disease, it is a generic term to use and describe any psychological or medical system of treatment designed to promote the physical health and mental well being of a person. It is the attempted recovery from any of health problem.
Presence of Aroma:
The aroma you can find every where in all your surroundings. You can find aromas in fruits, plants, barks, roots, roses in gardens, tangy limes, lavender and lemons. Soaps and shampoos include essences of plants, fruits and flowers.
Aromatherapy requires use of pure essential oils. Since some Essential oils are toxic so they must be utilized carefully with attention to receive benefits of this natural gift. The Essential Oil obtained after distillation from essences of plants, flower and fruits is highly concentrated so it must be first diluted with the carrier oil. Carrier Oil allows the Essential Oil to slowly to penetrate through skin, and prevents from any inflammation. The most common types of carrier oils used are jojoba, sweet diamond, rose hip, olive, sunflower, sesame, safflower, hazelnut etc.
Storing of Essential Oils:
Essential Oils should be stored in jars or glass vials and plastic containers should be avoided for this purpose. These bottles should be colored cobalt or amber. Store these Essential Oils in cool and dry place. Generally Essential Oils lasts from 1 to 3 years but few are exceptions like Citrus Oil which last in 6 months to 1 year.
Multi purpose Essential oils are Lavender, Rosemary, Tea tree, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Rose, Pine, Sandalwood, Peppermint and Lemon.
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