Aromatherapy is an effective technique based on the use of essential oils from plants and flowers to balance mood, fight depression and other ailments. Importantly for the essences of these oils may need hundreds of kilos of leaves, flowers and branches accordingly. Hence, it is a laborious process of distillation for removal.
These essential oils can be applied in different ways:
Absorption. Massages and baths are the most common way to apply essential oils. Suffice few drops in hot bath or diluted in massage oil or cream water. These oils penetrate through small capillaries and are transported throughout the body via the bloodstream. The average time is 90 minutes and in some cases it takes just 30 minutes. Applied directly to the treated area. You can also use all kinds of creams, shampoos, gels, soaps, masks … all depends on the use we want to give them.
Inhalation. Through mist or placing a few drops of essential oils in aromatherapy diffusers to flood the house or a room with its aroma. It is a vessel inside which a candle heat a bowl with water and essential oils, heat will vaporize and thus placed aromatize the atmosphere.
Orally. It is the least common form of administering essential oils and can have contraindications. It is usually made by mixing with some drink or food, such as milk or honey.
Essential oils one to one
Soothing juniper essential oil, analgesic, antiseptic and antidepressant. Useful for use in massage for rheumatism, arthritis, muscle pain, digestive disorders, and fluid retention.
Eucalyptus essential oil Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic and expectorant. It is a vasodilator oil, so it is suitable for cold, flu or cough . It has the power to activate the immune system, especially infectious diseases, helps reduce fever and is also soothing to combat headaches . It can also be used as inhaler (two drops aofr a tissue), or to massage to relieve chest congestion.
Geranium essential oils Tonic, astringent, analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, diuretic and stimulant. Inhaled help in cases of fatigue, balances and is useful in nervous and emotional problems, anxiety and depression. Promotes memory and relaxes tensions. If unbearable itchy skin, geranium essential oil diluted in oil or other base provides quick relief.
Tree essential oil antiseptic, astringent and healing tea. Its properties are very beneficial use for acne. To do this, add four drops on a cotton impregnated usual tonic, always wash your face and apply on pimples after a drop of essential oil of tea tree. Also fits for hair care, as it regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands.
Bergamot essential oil is a very effective oil as an antispasmodic, tonic and digestive stimulant, soothing and antiseptic. It has a delicate green color and a very cool and pleasant citrus scent. Combines well with oils of lavender, jasmine, cypress, lemon, geranium and coriander.
Soothing essential oils, moisturizing and soothing calendula in small quantities. Calendula oil is an excellent natural remedy to relieve burns. It is made by steeping a handful of easily marigold flowers per liter of olive oil and putting it in an airtight glass container for 40 days in a warm but not sunny place. Was then applied as if the sun were a balm.
Cypress essential oil is often added to the remedies for cellulite and is excellent for improving skin tone. It is astringent and is better than normal, combination and oily skin adapts. If we add to warm bath or massage oils, stimulates and revives sore muscles after exercise. Applied by cold compresses is useful in cases of varicose veins and dilalatados pores.
Clove essential oil antiseptic and analgesic, used in compresses for dislocations. Also promotes sleep, and your local anesthetic effect, it is recommended in mouthwashes and toothpastes. Internally is useful for digestive disorders and prevent infectious diseases.
Useful fennel essential oil treatments for skin care in order to tone flabby skin and swollen tissues. Is moisturizer. Suitable for bath mixtures and vapors during slimming cures. It is one of the most valuable in the treatment of oils cellulite . It stimulates the production of estrogen required to maintain muscle tone, skin elasticity, healthy circulation and strong bones. So this supply of estrogen may delay some of the degenerative effects of aging.
Essential oil of lavender decongestant, astringent, soothing and antiseptic. Also has antidepressant properties and stimulates the body’s defenses. Very suitable for steaming or closed rooms where sick. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied undiluted.
Lemongrass essential oil Anti-inflammatory, deodorant and vasodilator. Counteracts drowsiness and it seems that its smell stimulates the thyroid. Improves breathing and is indicated for colds. In general, leave the room smelling fresh and appealing. But be careful because it is a very strong oil and you have to be careful to dilute it properly.
Lemon Essential Oil Astringent, disinfectant, deodorant and revitalizing. Improves blood and lymphatic circulation. Added to bath stimulates circulation. Acts as a vitalizing and can add to skin toners, cellulite creams, lotions for combination or oily skin, hand cream to strengthen brittle nails and shampoos for oily hair. Added to compress or vapor is used to clean skin with acne or impurities.
Soothing essential oils, delicate, soothing tangerine. We suggest to add to the children’s bath routine treatments and skin care
Peppermint essential oil deodorant, refreshing, soothing and antiseptic. It can be added to the bath to tone and stimulate the skin, but do not use more than a couple of drops, otherwise notice skin cold to warmer water. It has soothing effects on tired legs. Fits for mouthwashes and anti-dandruff shampoos.
Revitalizing essential oil of orange skin, astringent, soothing.
Essential Oil Moisturizer, astringent, healing, skin stimulating, antiseptic and anti-cellulite palmarosa.
Pine Essential Oil Astringent, decongestant and anti-cellulite. It is a powerful antiseptic. Appropriate disinfectant foot baths, sitz baths, etc.. It is also anti-inflammatory, deodorant and refreshing. Useful in the bathroom to refresh and soothe skin and prevent respiratory or mixed with beeswax, jojoba oil rubbing chest disorders. In massage oils have sedative and analgesic, improving circulation.
Rosemary essential oil skin and hair Toning, firming, circulatory, cellulite, muscle tonic and analgesic. It is ideal for the hair, it added in shampoos, conditioners, massage oils and salves scalp, leaves hair strong and shiny, improves blood circulation to the scalp, regulates sebum secretion and stimulates growth. In massage improves circulation and relieves pain, healing and being a strong antiseptic.
Sandalwood Essential Oil Regenerating and revitalizing skin, nourishing and soothing. Improves breathing and promotes meditation and creativity. It is antidepressant and euphoriant. Improves quality of sleep.
Most essential oils should not be applied in its pure state directly to the skin, as they are highly concentrated and may burn it, to apply necessary before diluting in other oils, known as base oils or water. The base oils not change the scent of the essential oil. Some oils suitable bases are: almonds, peanuts, coconut, avocado.
Avoid contact with eyes. Where do should wash eyes with plenty of water, avoiding rubbing with hands.
Do not confuse essential oils with synthetic oils, the quality is very inferior to essential oils and if applied on the skin can cause burns and allergies.