Incense sticks and cones. Scented candles and essential oils straight from the vial are just a few ways to enjoy the powers of healing from aromatherapy. Choose the one that is right for you.
Aromatherapy provides a healing to both the mind and the body. There may be a specific scent of an essential oil that will transport you back in time to the days of your childhood and bring back special memories or moments that you may have long forgotten.
Maybe the smell of vanilla reminds you of your Grandmother standing in her kitchen whipping up a fresh hot batch of homemade cupcakes. The scent of pine may remind you about that one special Christmas one year.
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment and a natural alternative way to care for the body both physically and mentally. The use of essential oils can help to reduce anxiety. Relieve stress. It can brighten your mood as well.
The use of essential oils for aromatherapy helps to relieve pain starting from arthritis, laryngitis, congestion and even menstrual cramps and acne. They can also be used as part of a cosmetic regimen to add tone and moisture to your skin. There are many ways to use aromatherapy. The oils can be used for a massage and rubbed into the skin. Use them as a vaporizer to unclog a stuffy nose. The vapors can also help to unclog pores and help with the appearance of your complexion.
Essential oils are the best to be used for aromatherapy instead of using synthetic oils. Synthetic oils are made from petroleum extracts and coal tar. Essential oils are a hydrophobic liquid that contains aromatic compounds derived from plants. Essential means that the oils have the distinctive scent of that particular species of plant and they are all natural.
The use of essential oils can be dated back to 4500 BC during the Egyptian times. Their use of essential oils and other aromatic blends consisted of treatments for illness, spiritual needs and other aromamatic therapies. Back in the Egyptian time it was not an unusual sight to see them walking around with cones of incense tucked into their wigs. They would also take time to smell the flowers that were around them.
They would take some of the oils and place them into alabaster vessels and then use them for a sacred ritual or even during a religious ceremony.
A lot of the oils that were used back in the Egyptian times are still used today in modern times.
Aromatherapy can even help with the common cold. Breathing in the vapors of Eucalyptus oils and Tei Fu oils can help with a stuffy nose and congestion. Dab a few drops onto a cotton ball and inhale the vapors and receive quick results. Oils that are rubbed topically into the skin that are used for the complexion have a different amount of stay time on the skin. The scent of oil can stay on a person’s skin anywhere between 3 hours up to 24 hours. Some scents can last up to one week. It just depends on the scent of oil that is used. For instance the scent of a Eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender oil can last 2-3 days on the skin.
Aromatherpy. Take in a deep breath. Inhale. Unwind your mind.