When it comes to essential oils, there's a lot of information to take in. Just the sheer variety of oils and their purported benefits can be overwhelming for beginners. In this blog, we'll walk you through some basics so that you can start using essential oils with confidence. By the end, you'll understand what essential oils are, how do they work on your mind&body, and how to use them safely and effectively. So read on to get started!
What Are Essential Oils?
It is an aromatic substance, generally an aromatic molecule extracted fromplants. It is an important product in perfume, condiment, cosmetics and other industries, and also the main raw material of aromatherapy. Essential oils are usually made by steam distillation, also there are other methods such as pressing, solvent extraction, resin extraction, and cold pressing. Essential oils is mainly used in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, household cleaning products and diffusers, etc. They can also be used to adjust the smell of food or beverages.
How Do Essential Oils Work?
Essential oils used in aromatherapy are thought to work by stimulating scent receptors in the nose. These receptors then send messages through your nervous system to your limbic system. Your limbic system controls your emotions and is thought to then react depending on the specific oil’s scent.
Uses Of Essential Oils
Known for their healing powers for centuries, essential oils are true multitaskers. They can help you sleep better, manage stress and anxiety, ease headaches and other aches and pains, alleviate coughs and colds, and even fix skin conditions.
While most people associate essential oils with breathing in their aromatic benefits, there are few other ways you can take full advantage of them like steam or massage. Here for more WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS.
Choose An Oil To Begin Your Amoratherapy
Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, which promotes relaxation and is believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps. Lavender has a wonderful aroma, a calming effect on the mind and body, and it's one of the most versatile oils available. In addition to it's widely appreciated ability to usher in restful sleep, lavender is also great for soothing and healing the skin.
Their healing power comes from eucalyptus oil, which is made from the tree's oval-shaped leaves.
Peppermint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years. Peppermint oil is the essential oil taken from the flowering parts and leaves of the peppermint plant. It can help you feel awake and energized in an instant. It helps support healthy digestion and calm tummy troubles as well as supporting the respiratory system and soothing occasional minor aches and pains.
Also known as melaleuca oil, distilled from the leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleucaalternifolia. It can help clear up minor inflammation and infections of all types. While it's tough on germs, it's gentle on your skin,
A yellow, star-shaped flower that grows on the Cananga tree. Ylang ylang's heady, aromatic scent is fruity, flowery, and rich. It can help quiet the mind, relax muscle tension, and promote emotional healing.
Be sure to talk to a medical professional and read the product's label to make sure essential oils are the right choice for you. In general, essential oils are safe if you follow basic guidelines.
Don't swallow essential oils or take them orally
Don't inhale or rub essential oils on yourself while pregnant or on babies or children
Some oils make your skin more sensitive to sunlight - cover up and avoid direct sun when using those oils
Always dilute essential oils before use
Do a skin test on a small area of skin before using new oils
Stop using essential oils if they are irritating your skin (itching, rash, etc.)
Don't overuse essential oils
Talk to a medical professional before use
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