What is AROMATHERAPY?
Aromatherapy is the science of capturing the essence of oil from various parts of plants and utilizing their beautiful healing and mood altering characteristics to improve the mind body and spirit.
Each of us are endowed with a unique fragrance. Just like every flower has its own signature fragrance so do we. But our sense of smell is the most under used and hence most underdeveloped.
We have got so used to the artificial odours that bombard our senses from our soaps , body wash , shampoos, clothes wash, floor Cleaners, room freshness that a cacophony of odours has confused ,deranged the delicate balance of our health.
Our body odours are the signals guiding us in our healing and wellness, but we mask them with deodorants, antiperspirants, perfumes.
We pay huge sums to buy chemical perfumes, endorsed by celebrities.
But why should you wear someone else's fragrance?
You are unique, and you have your own unique fragrance.
Now imagine a holistic practitioner who after taking down details about you and your lifestyle, matches your unique personality with the fragrances of essential oils to create a blend just for you. The synergy of this personalized blend helps you heal. Helps to maintain your health and establish harmony within you.
These are concentrated aromatic volatile liquids made up of tiny oil like molecules that blend easily with vegetable or nut oil.The oil comes from small cavities in the cellular structure, all plants or peel of fruits and are extracted by various methods such as distillation,cold processing etc.
Using essential oils
Usually essential oils are applied externally.They penetrate the body through the nose and skin.Many Oils have antiviral,antibacterial,antiseptic,immunity boosting,anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Some oils tranquilize and calm,some uplift, enliven or clear the brain.
Essential oil is absorbed by the skin through the tiny hair follicles covering the body. When massaged into this skin, the oil stimulates the circulation and gets the blood pumping around the body more effectively allowing the oil to expand its effect. Aromatherapy massage is therefore the best massage for healing especially in advanced age, babyhood, menstrual, abdominal and circulatory disorders.
Essential oils inhaled particularly via steam inhalation are also absorbed into the bloodstream very faster since they enter directly into the lungs and from there get absorbed into the bloodstream .Thus inhalation is the best way of treating respiratory bacterial or viral ailments.
Ways to maximize absorption of essential oils
1) Aromatherapy massage
2) Bathing-> Add essential oils to bath water or natural bland shower gel.
3)Room Freshening ->Put a few drops of essential oil in a bowl of water and leave it in the corner of the room.
4)Vaporizing->Using essential oils in burners.
5)Household cleaning-> Add essential oils along with hand wash to make a healing floor cleaner.
6)Steam inhalation->Add drops of essential oils to a bowl of hot water,place towel over your head , lean over bowl,do deep breathing for 5 minutes.
7)Sleeping aid->Add a drop or two to a tissue or kerchief and please inside your pillow case at night.
Buying and storing essential oils
Always buy good quality oils from noted manufacturer to ensure proper method of extraction has been carried out and also the quality of plant that produced the harvest was good.
The best essential oil is most expensive but a little goes a long way.
Essential oils are volatile substances and thus care needs to be taken to ensure their properties remain active.
Undiluted oils are easily corrupted by light and thus have to be stored in dark bottles, tightly capped,in cool dark cupboards or drawer.
Once an essential oil has been diluted in carrier oil, its shelf life is reduced considerably and has to be used in next 2 to 4 months.
Use essential oils with Care. Only few oils can be used undiluted .Always dilute them unless instructions are to use them neat.
Before using essential oils ,check it is safe for you to use .If you have a pre-existing medical condition , receiving medical treatment,taking homeopathic remedies or have sensitive skin, do not use the oils until you have checked with your medical advisor and fully trained Aromatherapist.
Always carry out a patch test first to check that your skin doesn't react adversely to oil.Place a diluted drop of oil on the skin and leave for 24 hours. If there is any adverse reaction such as reddening.scaling or other disturbance of skin texture, do not use.
Some blends ....
Oils not compatible with homeopathic medicines
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