Aromatherapy uses the essential oils that are distilled from plants that come from various parts of the world. Essential oils are highly complex, volatile and fragrant substances, and are most concentrated and potent extracts of various parts of fruits, flowers, spices, woods, roots and leaves. The process of extracting the essential oils from different parts of a plant is quite expensive and time consuming, but can be very effective. Only few drops of these aromatherapy essential oils are required to get the desired effects and fortunately there are quite a few marketed products like jo lynne aromatherapy, bath and body works aromatherapy and salvatore battaglia aromatherapy products available today.
Benefits Of Using Aromatherapy Essential Oil
Essential oils are not perfumes, and visa versa. A perfume is just a collection of synthetic chemicals. While it may smell very nice, it’s not related to Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy essential oils can have immediate impact on the sense of smell. When inhaled, the receptor cells get stimulated and, these impulses are transmitted to brain’s emotional center, or limbic system.
As aromatherapy essential oils are extremely aromatic, and they provide many health benefits simply by inhalation. The fragrance of these oils can be inhaled either directly from the bottle or by spreading them in the room using diffuser. When diffused, the oils act as filtration system and purify the air by removing toxins and metallic particles from the air, increase the atmospheric oxygen, destroy odors from cigarettes, animals or mold, increase negative ions and ozone in the house, and fill the inside air with fresh aromatic scent.
Aromatherapy essential oils can fill the air when used in aromatherapy oil burner, which can be up of clay or glass. Simply put few drops of the essential oil of your choice in the burner, and relax with the aroma of scents.
Aromatherapy essential oil massage also helps ease various ailments, pains, aches and discomforts caused by injuries. But it is important to use right kind of oil in the right manner. Aromatherapy works on the central nervous system, and provides relief from anxiety and depression. It restores emotional and physical well-being without any side effects of modern medical remedies.
Aromatherapy essential oils also have many pharmacological effects. Tea tree oil, clove, lime, cinnamon and rosemary are some of the best antibacterial oils. Juniper, clove, lavender and tea tree oil are known for their anti-fungal properties. Some of the most commonly used aromatherapy essential oils are eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, jasmine oil, tea tree oil and geranium oil. Sage, clove assays, bay leaf, eucalyptus and black cumin have excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
It is also possible to mix different aromatherapy essential oils to get various benefits. Eucalyptus oils can be mixed with peppermint oil to get relief from flu and cold. This combination can also be put in humidifier along with water to help in decongesting. Lavender and Geranium oil are very good antiseptics for cuts and burns. Tea tree oil can be very beneficial when mixed with other oils.