Essential oils are highly
concentrated form of botanical oils that can provide therapeutic benefits.
The history of
essential oils started when a chemist Gattefosse suffered burn to his arm,
he used the nearest liquid to relieve his pain, which was some lavender
oil. The essential oil offered relief without scarring. Gattfosse called
this therapeutic field as Aromatherapy. Before this Plant oils were used
by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Middle Eastern and Chinese in salves and
Essential oils contain
plant hormones, nutrients and thousands of other bio-chemicals. Planting methods, ways of harvesting, distillation, manufacture, and
storage affect the quality if Essential Oils. But the most important
considerations is purity.
Essential oils can
help promote feelings of wellness by stimulating the part of the brain
that controls emotions. The oils can help with respiratory issues, calm a
restless mind, increase feelings of happiness and help you meditate. Essential Oils are known to have many
health benefits, and can relieve conditions such as High blood pressure,
Eczema, Water Retention, Stress, Insomnia and many others.
There are many ways to use
essential oils, for example when you inhale the scent of an essential oil,
and Essential oils are also easily absorbed through your skin when applied
on the skin
The quickest way to
enjoy the benefits of many oils is to smell directly from the bottle or
from a few drops on your hands.
For applying on the
skin dilute them with a carrier oil or cream, dilute
it to a very low concentration with sweet almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil.
When blending for
children remember to lower the concentrations.
Essential Oils for Common
Essential oils can help relieve
stress, improve sleep, relief pain and increase energy levels.
Here are some health benefits
of essential oils:
- Lavender, peppermint, vetiver, ylang
Insomnia - Lavender, chamomile,
jasmine, sandalwood, sweet marjoram
Pain Relief –Clary Sage,
Juniper, Eucalyptus, Rosemary
Increase Energy - Cinnamon,
clove, Rosemary, Sage
Popular Ways to use essential oils :
Massaging Essential oils on the
Heating Essential oils in a
Rubbing Essential oils onto
temple, under nose
Spray Essential oils in the