Aromatherapy can be done either with an aromatherapy treatment with an aromatherapist or we can experience the benefits of it in the comfort of our home. We all need to find a moment out of our busy day to dedicate time to ourselves. Where it is healthy for you relaxing with aromatherapy. This will create the perfect healing mood.
Using a diffuser to put a favorite essential oil scent. This will help us relax and enjoy a peaceful moment of pure concentration to find our balance.
We use these essential oils to help us improve our balance both emotionally and physically. While helping us take the time to relax our mind and body. It also helps us reconnect ourselves for a moment. The fragrant smells that we experience through aromatherapy have a spiritual effect on our mind and body. This is experienced through our sense of smell which is then connected to our deepest parts of our brain that control our instincts, thoughts and emotions.
Image A Hard Day – Aromatherapy
Image what aromatherapy can do for you after a hard day at work or school. You come home and change into something more comfortable, you do some light cleaning and cooking. Get the kids to go to bed. Turn down the lights, put on some of your favorite relaxing music make some hot herbal tea, put a few drops of your favorite essential oil in your diffuser, sit back in your comfy chair, close your eyes picture yourself in a beautiful place and smell the aroma.
Image that you come home from a hard day and this time you dim the lights, put on some soft music, make some hot herbal tea, draw hot bubble bath and drop in some essential oils and dip into a relaxing soothing bath.
What is Aromatherapy – Essential Oil
Aromatherapy is made of plant materials and plant oils from using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, or other parts. Using just one drop of essential oil can have a very powerful health benefits. This essential oil is for improving our psychological and physical well-being. It can provide as therapy or as a form of a replacement for medicine.
Essential oils can also be absorbed through our skin. The oils can travel through our blood stream and can promote our whole body healing process.
Aromatherapy – The History
The history of aromatherapy is over 5,000 years old. The plant extracts have been used for many year for their aroma and natural healing powers. They are rich in botanical and antioxidants. The plants oils encourage shinny healthy skin, working at a cellular level to keep our complexion soft and looking young. By taking control of their healing properties, aromatherapy works to improve our physical, mental and emotional state.
Aromatherapy – The Health Benefits
The health benefits of aromatherapy is the ability to balance hormones, to reduce anxiety and depression, while boosting our energy levels, and speeding up the healing process. It can cure headaches, help with sleep, strengthen our immune system, reduce pain, improve our digestion and increase circulation in our body.
On a more physical level essential oils help to ease muscular aches and pains, improve circulation, ease sinus congestion and act as a strong antioxidant.
Essential Oil -Storage
***Warning essential oil should never be stored in plastic or containers, as the oil can burn through the plastic when they are undiluted. Over time oils can degrade plastic.
This also means that essential oils should not be applied to plastic surfaces in the house.
When stored in plastic, essential oil will break down the plastic which destroys the oil and often causes it to leak. However the quick solution to this issue is to use or reuse glass jars, spray bottles, and containers.
Aromatherapy – Performed in Several Ways:
- Diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air.
- Inhaling oils through the nose directly off of a cloth or from the bottle.
- Receiving massage therapy utilizing oils.
- Soaking in an oil-infused bath.
- Rubbing oils directly onto the skin.
Aromatherapy – Harmful Side Effects
The are some harmful side effects when using essential oils on your skin or when we ingested them. Although essential oils are mostly natural and they have a lot of health benefits it doesn’t mean that they don’t have unsafe ingredients.
Here are a just a few key points to keep in mind before using essential oils:
- Skin Discoloration
Wide Variety of Essential Oils
There are a wide variety of essential oils available on the market and each one has its own healing properties.
There are a few essential oils that can cause sun sensitivity and burning when exposed to ultra-violet (UV) lighting. Here are just a few but not all of them:
***So be careful before you go outside into the sun without wearing the proper protection. It is very important to ensure that you wait at least 12 hours once a photo-sensitizing oil has been applied to your skin. It depends on the oil and the length of exposure to the sun. Skin reactions from certain oils can range from mild discoloration to severe swelling and blistering burns.
My Opinion – Aromatherapy
In my opinion and research aromatherapy is a natural gift of nature for us to enjoy the health benefits. Our whole body is rejuvenated by the use of aroma. Aromatherapy regulates the physiological, spiritual and psychological uplifting for the new phase of our life. This therapy is not only preventive but also can be used in the acute and chronic stages of disease.
Essential oils can be a useful non-medicinal option or can also be combined with conventional care for some health conditions, provided safety and quality issues are considered.
My Word of Advice.
We can continue to use essential oils but with caution. Essential oils have many health benefits that are good for relaxing our mind and body. Yet there are some health risk that we need to consider before purchasing essential oils for our healing purposes.
We should consult with an aromatherapist for the right combinations and blends for us.
So lets explore the many essential oils benefits and uses. Lets us open our mind to a whole new way of preventing and reversing health conditions that we have been battling for years.
Questions To Ask Yourself.
- Which essential oils should I use?
- Which essential oils should I be careful with?
- How much and how often should I use essential oils.
- What are the health benefits?
I would love to hear your response to the questions above please leave them in the comments below.
If you have any questions or concerns about this article please leave your comments below and I will get back with you soon.
To your health,