More and more people are warming up to the idea of Essential oil therapy, also popularly known as Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has been proven as beneficial in the process of boosting our body, mind, and soul. Aromatherapy is based on the concept of utilizing natural oils that are extracted from the various parts of a plant. These natural oils are highly effective in aiding the stimulation of our physical, psychological as well as cognitive health.
Aromatherapy has bountiful healing benefits. So, the next time you are suffering from a case of sunburn, headache, bad body pain, or a bout of anxiety, reach out for Aromatherapy oils instead of conventional medicines. Conventional medicines are chemical oriented, whereas Essential oils are all natural in its constitution. For the purpose of producing these oils, a process called Steam Distillation is used. The plant is exposed to steam, which in turn collapses the oil carrying cells within. This oil and steam are further brought on to a cooling chamber where they are divided. This final step results in the production of essential oil.
Here I have compiled a list of essential oils that every one of us should have in our homes at all times:
All hail the multifold versatility of the great Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus has got amazing therapeutic benefits including it being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral. To top it all, it even smells like heaven! One drop of this oil in your bath, and you will feel like you just took a dip in the coolest of waters! Eucalyptus oil rejuvenates and opens up the senses. It is useful in treating muscle aches, dental problems, skin issues and cuts and wounds. It is primarily used for healing respiratory issues including asthma, congestion, colds and coughs.
The sweet smell of lavender has a dedicated line of followers amongst numerous aromatherapists, perfumers and aroma enthusiasts. And why shouldn’t that be! Lavender is one of the most exquisite and ethereal scents around. The smell of Lavender is a burst of floral sweetness combined with the exoticness of hereby elements. Not only is Lavender delicate smelling; it is also one of the most versatile of all essential oils. Lavender is used for calming anxiety. It is also used for the purpose of healing minor burns, insect stings and bites, and muscle aches. Also, if you happen to be a Yoga enthusiast, add this oil to your diffuser, and feel the magic happen.
Tea Tree has always enjoyed the status of being one of the favorites among Aromapathy professionals and enthusiasts. Tea Tree offers great benefits to the skin. You could use Tea Tree oil as an astringent to eliminate oily skin. And not to forget those redundant scalp problems; You can use your Tea Tree oil with your shampoo for a cleaner scalp. Thanks to Tea Tree’s Terpinen, you can treat small cuts and wounds with it too.
Peppermint is majorly constituted of Menthol. Menthol has an aroma that feels like a fresh breeze blowing in your face on a calm sunny beach. Peppermint oil is refreshing and stimulating. Peppermint oil aids in mental rejuvenation as well as healing digestive issues, congestion, migraines, headaches and sore, painful muscles.
The scent of lemon is extremely revitalizing and energizing. Lemon has always been used as a mental stimulant and concentration restorative. It also has medicinal benefits, including antiseptic and antifungal properties. Lemon oil is used to cure cuts, wounds and scrapes.
Aromatherapy is not only for ardent followers of natural medicine; it is for everyone. Just make sure that you are buying essential oils from a reputable seller. Diluting the essential oils with carrier oils or water is a good practice too. Whatever be the method of use, the value of essential oils in our mental and physical well-being is priceless.