Aromatherapy – The Benefits From Using Essential Oils
There are three methods to apply essential oils: through fragrance, through smell and through touch. Through fragrance you simply diffuse the scent. This includes any direct application technique which helps you physically experience the fragrance of the oil first hand. You can also use essential oils through fragrance by: diffusing into a light essential oil lamp.
I have two essential oils that work best directly on my skin. They are Neroli and Bon Vital Essential Oils. When applied to my skin the scents created a long-lasting warm sensation. It was like a really fine perfume and the combination of sweet and spicy was very enjoyable. These scents offer many benefits when used as a scent.
Perfume is used for improving one’s personal appearance and fragrance can be used as a gift to a loved one. Fragrance is normally used by women and men usually use it as a freshening agent. In fact, everyone has experiences of using a freshening spray or soap. Although some people will use pure essential oils straight from the bottle, it is recommended that you use them diffused. If you want to enjoy the benefits of essential oils diffused into your air then you should place the container inside a glass vessel with a light air circulation. It is also advisable to store your oil in a cool dark place where the temperature will not be affected by outside temperature changes.
Massage therapy is an ancient art practiced by the Egyptians and other civilizations centuries ago. The benefits of using essential oils during a massage are numerous. The first benefit is that they provide for amazing softness and relaxation. When massage is performed on the topically (on the skin) part of the body, it can stimulate the natural processes within the body. By relaxing the muscles beneath the surface of the skin, the deep tissues will receive the massage therapy and become more permeable thus enhancing blood flow to the entire area.
If you want to know how to use essential oils for healing purposes, you should start with the uses for topical application. Most commonly, they are used for treating skin disorders such as eczema and acne. If you have dry skin, you can try using oils like lavender and eucalyptus to moisturize your skin. For healing acne, you can use oils like basil, clove, eucalyptus and Rosemary while for skin tightening, you can consider using oils like almond, coconut, cucumber and sesame.
If you want to rejuvenate your skin or have an anti-aging effect, you should consider using oils topically. The benefits of aromatherapy include boosting your immune system which, in return, can help in the prevention of common diseases and ailments. Aside from that, they are also known to reduce stress, alleviate insomnia, enhance sleep, balance mood and prevent depression. Another interesting fact is that people who have suffered from depression after a traumatic experience have experienced significant improvements after receiving a massage. If you want to further improve your mental health, you can try applying essential oils topically to the neck, shoulders and face.
Since essential oils come from plant matter, it is essential to know how they are produced and processed. In this process, the oils are diluted with water and made into a liquid form. Essential oils producers then add various chemicals that can help increase the effectiveness of the plant matter.
As mentioned earlier, there are different benefits from each of the essential oils that are used in aromatherapy. Depending on the properties, each of the compounds has, some of them may have more benefits than the others. It is therefore important to know the potential side effects from each of the essential oils before you use them. This will help you determine which among the essential oils you will be using is the best for you.