Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

While enjoying in a cup of warm tea and reading your favourite book can certainly help you relax after a long and busy day at work, there is definitely no better stress reliever than aromatherapy. With today fast-paced lifestyle stress and depression are common problems and this is where aromatherapy can provide a true piece of mind. It is an old practice that has been used for thousands of years because of its amazing health benefits. In this article we will go over everything you should know about aromatherapy and what methods it includes.

Essential Oil

Essential oils are those special aromatherapy tools that make this practice so beneficial. They can be used in many different ways to treat various physical and mental conditions such as infections, burns, acne, depression, insomnia, etc. They are completely natural and contain the most powerful healing properties of plants. Yes, the main source for this amazing oils are plants. They can be extracted from different parts of a particular plant including leaves, seeds, roots, flowers, and fruit. Using essential oils can help you boost your immune system, fell happier and more relaxed and ultimately improve your overall physical and emotional wellbeing. With the right aromatherapy tools and methods you can truly experience the great healing power of essential oils. Diffusers are one such tool that can help you use essential oils to create a pleasant and relaxing living space. Since the oils are very potent you only need to put just few drops in your diffuser and their calming scent will instantly fill up the entire room. This is a very simple method to incorporate aromatherapy in your home.

Besides diffusers which are great for purifying the air, special spritz bottles are very practical as well plus they are very small so you can take them pretty much any where with you. You can easily prepare your spritzing mix, just fill the bottle with distillate water and add few drops of your favourite essential oil. If you want a stronger scent combine two or three oils like lavender, chamomile and rose oil for example. By inhaling essential oils you can cleanse your mind while aromatherapy baths are ideal for nourishing and cleansing your body. There is no better way to relax and enjoy some quality ‘me-time’ than soaking up in a warm aromatic bath. Mix a small amount of the essential oil of your choice with a teaspoon of milk or almond oil and add this fragrant blend into the bath water. You already know what comes next- lay in your bathtub, close your eyes and let the essential oils do their magic. After just a few minutes you would be totally relaxed and your skin will be smoother than ever.

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