is Aroma Therapy?
word "Aromatherapy" conjures up images of people magically
Aromatherapy reduces stress, enhance relaxation and
complexion. Besides healing you emotionally, aromatherapy
can also treat skin irritation and eliminate stomachaches.
By all means, assimilating aromatherapy into your life can
improve your overall health physically and psychologically.
Aromatherapy is a healing art, which uses the essential oils
or aromatic plants, trees and flowers to endorse heath of
body and tranquility of mind.
essential oil scent in our everyday life is an ingredient of
enjoyment. These essential oils bring characteristics smell
and flavor to plants. When we smell the delightful aroma of
jasmine flowers in the early evening, open a cedar wood box
and gasp its woody smell or add the zest of a lemon to a
drink, itís the essential oil that we are enjoying.
Essential oils can be extracted from petals, leaves, roots,
bark, rind, seeds, and even the bulbs of a plant, and each
plant can produce more than one essential o8il. Like the
orange tree, it produces three different scents of essences,
each with distinct medicinal properties- from the flowers we
have neroli, the leaves we have petitgrain, and from the
rind of the fruit, we have the orange oil.
human body is about to distinguish one scent from another,
thus the reason why aromatherapy works. The parts of the
brain which involves our emotions and hormones are triggered
by the olfactory nerve when we smell a pleasant or
unpleasant scent, this is the reason why we feel relaxed
when we smell the scent of lavender, and disgusted when we
smell something bad. Same reasons goes for when we use
scented oils in our baths or when we use it in our massage
oils, through physical contact with the essential oils, our
body absorbs it through the skin and the effect of the oil
spins into action, relaxing our body and muscles together.
essential oils in the market are steamed distilled, and this
is also the most common way to extract essential oils from
plants, but not all plants contain essential oils and not
all oils can be extracted by steamed distilled. Some, like
the citrus oils from orange and limes, are cold pressed.
Usage of essential oils are far from than pure relaxation
for the body and mind, it can be antibacterial,
anti-inflammatory, and even used as a pain reliever.
Since essential oils are very concentrated, a drop can last
you a very long time. Applying essential oils directly to
the skin can cause irritation, so many people use a carrier
oil (such as safflower, grape-seed, or sweet almond oil)
that helps dilute the product and make it soothing and not
as over powering.
Essential-oil blends also allow you to convert the desired
fragrance and/or therapeutic effect. "Different people get
different things out of the oils, so you have to find what
works best for your system," says Rocca-Lundstrom.
People nowadays concentrate greatly on their own well-being.
They seek many ways to improve themselves as individuals
mentally and physically. Aromatherapy can definitely help
you to calm your stress, reach higher level of unity between
your body and your mind. It also enhances your five senses.