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The benefits of essential oils are vast; however, many people<br>do not know the history of aromatherapy. This article gives a simple overview of essential oils and aromatherapy.<br>
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What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is an ancient and proven holistic treatment that depends upon the natural extracts in order to streamline your health and wellness. Many people call it “Essential Oil Therapy.” It uses the natural oils as “medicine” to cure health issues related to body, mind and spirit. Unlike the regular treatments, it focuses on your physical, mental and spiritual health. This therapy is considered as both art and science. In the recent era, Aromatherapy has gained a worldwide recognition in the field of medicinal science. What Is The History Of Aromatherapy? Humans have used aromatherapy for the past thousands of years. Cultures such as China, India, Egypt, and elsewhere associated aromatic plant components in resins, balms, and oils in use in their daily lives. These natural substances were utilized as medical and religious purposes. They were known to have affirmative effects on both the physical and psychological. Importance of Natural Oils as essential medicine is also denoted by the Persians during the 10th century, but the practice of such methods were in use from the days of evolution. With the passage of time, we can also find information on the use of Aromatherapy during 16th Century in European countries like Germany, France & England. Formal medical practices that include Doctors, Care takers and Nurses as they are today, were officially established starting from 19th century and focused on using chemical drugs. However, the use of natural substances and essential oils were still highly recommended by doctors for faster recovery and day-to-day wellbeing. The specific term “aromatherapy” was introduced by a French perfumer and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé in his book written on this topic which was published in 1937. Gattefossé discovered the role of lavender in healing & treating burns. The book focused on the utilization of natural oils in treating critical situations.
How Does Aromatherapy work? Aromatherapy involves certain products and equipment to be used with specific methods. Here is a brief list of Essential oil accessories: Diffusers Aromatic spritzers Inhalers Bathing salts Body oils, creams, lotions for massage or topical application Facial steamers Hot and cold compresses Clay masks You can use these individually or in desired combination. There are over 100 different types of natural essential oils available worldwide. Generally, people use the more popular oils for general wellness and natural remedies. Blissfully Serene’s essential oil blends are available to purchase online and include essential oils that have been used for years. The essential oils used in these blends have been tested and authenticated by many professionals. The oils are pure and free from any chemicals or harsh ingredients and combined with a carrier oil so they are safe and ready to use on the skin. Using 100% natural elements in your daily routine can help you to detox your body and increase mindfulness. Combining essential oils can also be helpful to create a synergistic blend, and produce even more benefits for health and wellness.
Benefits Of Aromatherapy Aromatherapy has numerous benefits. Here are the main ones: Pain Relief Relaxation Restores Sleeping Cycles Cures stress & anxiety issues Beneficial for sore joints Cures sever migraine & headaches Dilutes the skin side effects of chemo therapy Reduces labour pain to ensure healthy delivery Helps to cure skin infections & viral infections Improves metabolism Improves immunity Most Popular Essential Oils As per National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the most popular natural oils are: Clary sage Cypress Eucalyptus Fennel Geranium Ginger Helichrysum
Lavender Lemon Lemongrass Mandarin Neroli Patchouli Peppermint Roman chamomile Rose Rosemary Tea tree Vetiver Ylang ylang You can use natural oils in many different ways. For an instance, you can use them on your body in lotions or carrier oils, and then apply them topically. Add essential oils to your facial toner, moisturizers or shampoo to boost its qualities. You can mix them into liquid soap, toothpaste, or even mouthwash. Diffuse or spritz the oils throughout a room or pour them into a bath for aromatherapy. Conclusion As we have explored, there are various ways to use essential oils, keep in consideration, how the different oils and various methods of utilizing them affects your mind and body. It is important to understand your health and wellness before using these oils, as each oil may have different effects and benefits. Always talk to your doctor/therapist before indulging in aromatherapy. Remember that aromatherapy is ideally designed for health recovery, wellness and mindfulness. It’s not meant to replace any doctor-approved treatment plan.