Aroma Therapy is a treatment of scents and holistic treatment for caring for the body with pleasant smelling botanical oils such as lemon, lavender, peppermint, and rose oil and these oils are added during the bath season and inhaled directly or diffused to scent in an entire room. These essential oils are extracted from plants, trees, flowers, fruits, bark, and seeds with distinctive therapeutic psychological and physiological properties which improve and prevent illness.
Aromatherapy is used to relieve the pain, care for skins and alleviate tension and it promotes relaxation to the entire body. Essential oils when inhaled, work on the brain and nervous system through stimulation of olfactory nerves.
This is more than 6000 years before this therapy has been started, Greek s, Romans and Egyptians were used aromatic oil for therapy and it is consider that the doctor treat these treatments are called God of medicine and healing. Recommended fragrant oils for bathing massage and for embalming the dead. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine used aromatherapy baths and canted massage , He used aromatic fumigations to id Athens of the plague.
The modern era of aromatherapy has dawned in 1930, when the French chemist rene Maurice Gattle fosse coined the term aromatherapy fo the therapeutic use of essential oils. He was fascinated by the benefits of lavender oils in healing his burned hand without leaving any scars. He started investigating the effect of other essential oils for healing and for their psychotherapist benefits.
During World War 2 the French army surgeon .Dr. jean Valnet used essential oils as antiseptics. Later Madame Marguerite Maury associate of Dr.Valnet Elevated aromatherapy as a holistic therapy. She started prescribing essential oils as remedy for her patients. She is also credited with the modern use of essential oils in massage.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for their scent and therapeutic effect. Many people think solely of essential oils when they think of aromatherapy oils. But aromatherapy oils can include all the different types of ails that help in the practice of aromatherapy. Here are some of the oils that can be used in aromatherapy.
Essential oils are the most commonly used aromatherapy oils. Essential oils are extracted from plants by steam distillation. The essential oils have a scent that has therapeutic effect. Different essential oils have different effects. Not all essential oils are safe for use in aromatherapy. Some unsafe aromatherapy oils include bitter almond, mug work mustered, arnica, onion, pennyroyal, rue, garlic, horseradish and wormwood.
Absolutes are more concentrated then other essential oils. Absolutes are extracted from plants through chemical expression, instead of steam distillation. Absolutes contain trace amount of solvent, which may cause on allergic reaction in some people. Absolutes are not as natural as essential oils, because of the chemical process involved the oils. These highly concentrated and thick.
CO2 extraction uses pressure to turn the gas in plants into liquid. The process involves putting pressure on the carbon dioxide in a plant until it becomes a liquid. The essential oil also dissolves in the liquid CO2. When the liquied is brought back to normal pressure. The carbon dioxide evaporates leaving only the essential oil. It is used to extract volatile substances from plants that cannot be extracted through steam distillation. Co2 are usually thicker then essential oils.
Hydrosols are the liquid that remains after extracting oils through steam or water distillation. They are sometimes called floral water. Hydrosols generally have the aroma of the plants extract and many of the of the attributes of the essential oil. They are milder than the essential oils. Which means they can be used for purpose where amid form of the essential oils needed. Organic hydrosols are often used as skin toners or perfume mists.
Infused oil is oil where herbs are heated in carrier oil so that the aroma and flavor of the herb remains. Infused oils are a good way of using the aromatherapy properties of a certain help, without having to extract the oil can be used as massage oils or can be heated in an oil burner. They can also be used as carrier oil to which essential oils are added.
Aromatherapy carrier oils are oils that serve as a base for aromatherapy treatment. Usually low scent natural oil is used like jojoba oil or almond oil. For many purpose, essential oil cannot be used by themselves but need to be mixed with carrier oil. This is particularly the case where people want the essential oil to be applied to their skin. Carrier oils means that people can reap the benefits of an essential oil on their skin, without risking irritation. Carrier oils can serve as the base for face oils, massage oils or aromatherapy perfume oils.
To calm nerves and promote sleep
4 Drops Lavender
Add 4 drops lavender to a teaspoon of milk or cream. Pour into a warm bath, stir bathwater and soak.
Or add 4 drops lavender to 4 teaspoons of our massage oil base. Place in a diffuse and diffuse into your room.
3 drop lavender
1 drop clary sage
Mix 3 drops lavender and 1 drop clary sage with a teaspoon of milk or cream. Add to a warm bath and soak.
Stress Soothing Massage Oil
2 drops lavender
1 drop ylang ylang
2 drop pet grain
Add 2 drops lavender 1 drop ylang ylang and 2 drops pititgrain to 5 teaspoons of our massage oil base. Stir gently to mix and massage into body.
Uplifting Aromatherapy recipes
Uplifting Personal blend for daytime use
2 drops Geranium
2 drops rosewood
2 drops bergamot
Add 2 drops geranium, 2 drops rosewood and 2 drops bergamot to 6 teaspoons of our massage oil base. Wear as fragrances us for a gentle massage or inhale directly from the bottle
Uplifting personal blend for night time use
2 drops Rosewood
2 drops bergamot
2 drops ylang ylang
Add 1 drop rosewood, 2 drops bergamot and 2 drops ylang ylang to 6 teaspoons of our massage oil base. Wear as a fragrance use as a massage blend or inhale directly from the bottle.