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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy has been used since ancient times and finds its origin from China. Aromatherapy is essentially the use of aromatic oils which are distilled or extracted from natural herbs, plants and flowers. Aromatherapy uses the technique of enriching your world with the sense of smell as the sense of smell plays an important role in your day to day perception by which you react to the changes surrounding you physically, mentally as well as emotionally. The most important point to note is that while buying these essential oils they should be pure botanical extracts without chemicals as chemical reproduction do not give the much wanted results as these natural oils. Natural oils use different methods of extraction like distillation, CO2 extraction, pressing or expression and enfleurabilage.

Self- help tips while buying aromatic oils:-

Always buy these oils in small quantities, reading the label before buying making sure that it has pure essential oil mentioned on it. The prices vary from the method of extraction and this is normal, while there are plant oils like peach blossom and apple blossom cannot be extracted and if these oils are sold it is not in its pure form. Dilute the oil before use. If you use these oils for inhalation then there are devices specially made for them like a diffuser, aroma therapy lamps, simmer pots and light bulb rings. You need to follow the instruction manual strictly, and if you use topical application then the use of any of the below mentioned oils can be used to dilute these oils. Mentioned below are certain oils which can be used to dilute these concentrated oils and inhaled. Oils like almond, apricot, jojoba, grape seed oil are all used to dilute the aromatic essential oils before use.

The proportions varies as per their application for e.g.: for baths 8-9 drops in 1 cup of water, body lotion 25 drops in 8-10 ounces of unscented lotion, cleaning 25 drops in 2-3 gallons of water, hair conditioner 1-2 drops in 5-7 ounces of unscented conditioner etc. There are various types of essential oils and each has its own special qualities and properties. Mentioned below are certain commonly used essential oils along with their qualities.

Cedar wood oil, Frankincense oil are used for its antiseptic, astringent, sedative and expectorant properties and used to normalize the sweat glands and good for treating bronchitis, mold and mildew. Cinnamon bark is used as an air freshener and anti-fungal qualities. Cypress for its astringent, antispasmodic, deodorant and antiseptic properties helps constrict the blood vessels, mosquito repellant, reduces cough and excessive sweating. Clary Sage finds its use as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic and stress buster properties. Eucalyptus oil is used for its antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, antiviral qualities.

Other such oils which are commonly used are bergamot, chamomile, geranium, jasmine, grapefruit, juniper, hyssop, lavender, orange, lemon, patchouli, linden, peppermint, rose, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, rosewood, tea tree, yarrow, ylang ylang etc.

Take care of not using the entire bottle; do not bring it in direct contact of the eyes, face, genitals, mucous membrane. Keep it out of the reach of children; avoid its use during pregnancy and exposure to sunlight.


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