Aromatherapy: Oils that Heal

 We are aware how a healthy diet helps strengthen the body. Aromatherapy works to heal both mind and body. The natural herbs, oils, fragrances, etc aid in healing a wide array of diseases. At most aromatherapy reduces irritating symptoms, as well as soothe the emotions. Aromatherapy is used to heal the mind by relieving stress.

Down through the centuries aromatherapy has been used by a wide selection of professionals and individuals alike. Globally persons, from ancients to the modern day have all used and still use aromatherapy oils. Research by experts and laymen alike, the oils have been proven to assist in promoting health. In fact, medical doctors use aromatherapy in medical treatment. On the market is a variety of aromatherapy scented and essential oils. The oils include Cajuput, Celery Seed, Jasmine, Black Currant Seed, Carrot Seed, Bergamot, Basil, and so on. Absinthe, Ajowan, African Bluegrass, Anise Star, Australian Balm Mint Bush, Arborvitae Wild are a variety of other oils available on the market.

The benefits of these oils range from anti-bacterial, reducing headaches, colds, colic, cough, allergy, rheumatoid arthritis to name a few.

I will present to you a few of these oils, extraction process, properties and use.

Australian Balm .The flowery plant was extracted through steam process. The oils origin is Australia, which its flowers is shaped similar to a purple bell. The oils are pale yellow once extracted, and works as an anti-bacterial agent. The oils work as anti-fungal agents as well. Australian Balm will help reduce colic, headaches, and colds. The medium scented oil blends with peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, spearmint, and citronella. The oils are non-toxic and are used as a cooking ingredient as well.

Ajowan is an essential oil. The herbs were extracted through a steam distillation process. The origin of ajowan starts in India. Ajowan produces pale, yellowish brown oils. The oils are essential for stimulating, and are used as anti-spasmodic agents. In addition, ajowan has microbial agents, and properties that help to fight colic symptoms. The strong scent blends with sage, thyme, and parsley.

Ajowan is sometimes called Bishop Weed. The oils originated in India, yet they are widely used in Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. You must dilute the oils before applying to the skin, otherwise it could cause irritation. If you’re pregnant it is recommended that you do not use the oils.

Anise Star. The oils are extracted through steam distillation process, and come from plant seeds. In addition, Anise Star originates in China, yet it has a well-known usage in various lands. Anise is a plant that grows licorice flavored seeds. The Mediterranean plants are used in medicines, and to flavor drink and foods. The Latin name is Pimpinella Anisum. The oils are clear, or light yellow. Moreover, the oils are used to treat colic, rheumatism, and are used in cough syrups, as well as pastille. The light scented oils blend with orange, lavender, pine, clove, cinnamon, and rosewood. The oil is used in various lands as well as a breath freshener and aid to clear up the digestive system.

Arborvitae Wild is an essential oil. The extraction of the needle and twigs from plants occurred through a steam distillation process. The origin of these plants is Canada. Arborvitae Wild is a confer tree, which is in the cypress tree family. The flat leaves fit closely, which the leaves resemble scales. The oils are pale yellow, which the oil is used as an anti-rheumatic agent, anti-infection solution, anti-allergenic aid, etc. The oil is also used as an insect repellent. In addition, you can use this oil as an anti-inflammatory agent, to treat poison ivy, as an anti-microbial agent, etc. The strong scented oils blend with cinnamon Bark, birch sweet, eucalyptus, Cedarwood, cajuput, and cassia oils. The oils were , according to the superstitious beliefs, used to ward off lightning! Arborvitae Wild oils are to be used as instructed.

How to use Aromatherapy

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While aromatherapy is made up of natural ingredients, it is smart to use the remedies as recommended. Some of the essential oils can cause nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, etc.

Absinthe is one of the essential oils available. Absinthe is dark green oil, which is commonly used to treat anorexia. As well, the oil is used to boost the digestive system, while promoting menstruation. In addition, the oil is used to reduce fever, as well as remove worms. The strong scents do not blend with other oils at this time. The prime use of absinthe was to eliminate tapeworms. A last word of caution on absinthe is that people down through the years found that it could be used as a drug for getting high.

African Bluegrass is an essential oil. The oils can cause irritation to the skin. You should also avoid using the oils around the eyes. African Bluegrass is used as an astringent, anti-fungal agent, antiviral agent, and is prepared and used to sooth the feet. The medium scent oils or strong scent blend with floral and citrus notes.

Angelica Root is another of the essential oils, which pregnant women should avoid. The oils are non-toxic; however it is recommended that you avoid using the oils in sunlight. The oil is commonly used in treating gout, arthritis, joint discomfort, congested skin, nervous tension, migraines, bronchitis, fatigue, water retention, coughing, stress disorders, etc.

Bay essential oils is commonly used as an antiseptic, analgesic, antibiotic, astringent, anti-neuralgic, insecticide, febrifuge, sedative, and so on. The oils are claimed to treat colds, rheumatism, flu, muscle pain, skin infections, dental infections, diarrhea, circulation irregularities, neuralgia, etc.

Aromatherapy and scented Oils

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Aromatherapy includes the scented oils. As well aromatherapy includes the essential oils. The oils work by melting away your stress while the aroma fragrances relax the body, as well as the mind. Aromatherapy is essentials and natural oils. The therapeutic oils allow you to utilize its fragrances in a variety of ways. Aromatherapy oils soothe your body, while pampering your skin.

Aromatherapy oils produce scents which surround your environment. The scented oils will appeal to moods, memory, appetite, body, mind, etc. You’ve almost certain seen the advertisements, which informed you of exotic, aromatherapy, scented, or essential oils. However, aromatherapy, oils are natural oils, which differ from other types of oils. Aromatherapy comes in a variety of scents, including Jasmine, Cedar, Lilac, Tuberose, and Myrrh. You have options however, since can purchase a variety of natural scents, such as the enthralling natural forest oils and floral scents. 

Those feeling cheerful may benefit from the warmth of fig oils. The oils will keep you in your cheerful mood. The warmth of fig oils includes the orange and cinnamon scents.

The aromatherapy scents set the natural feeling or moods. You merely smell the oils.

Common oils incorporate chemicals, which will affect the body. You will perhaps experience sinus problems, or related problems using common oils. In addition, aromatherapy oils set the mood in a natural environment. Aromatherapy oils produce sweet smells in the air. Still, the scents will not affect your sinuses or skin. Moreover, you will not need to invest in products sold at local stores, which the unnatural fresheners will only freshening your home for a short time.

Online you can find a wide assortment of aromatherapy oils. The oils again include the essential oils, and scented oils. Make sure you understand the difference, since each aromatherapy scented or essential oils produce a different effect. For instance, few oils are designed to spark romance, while other oils are designed to lift your moods.

How to chose the right oil for you

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When choosing aromatherapy oils, I’ve found that finding the right oil for you is ideal. For instance, if you have a nervous condition, your best solution is to find essential oils that aid in calming the mind and body. The oils with sedatives, such as Cassia oils are one of the products you may want to consider.

The notion that essential oils heal the body and mind alone will make you consider the majority of essential oils. However, I noted that a few oils help to relieve a variety of symptoms, which you can probably get away with purchasing a small selection of oils. Here are some expert approved oils: Ylang-Ylang, Bergamot, Thyme, Tea Tree, Citronella, Rosemary Span, Clove Bud, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Australian/Lemon/Red, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Orange Sweet, Lavender, and Lemongrass.

Before using the oils be, sure to read all available instructions before using. In conclusion, learn about the products you are considering before purchasing to make sure you are getting the natural oils.

Author: djcgold

Hi, my name is Denise aka 'djcgold' and I'm from the Bahamas. I discovered my passion for digital art and blogging in 2020. As a self-taught artist, I have been using Procreate and AI generators to create unique and beautiful pieces of art. I specialize in digital wall art and phone wallpapers, which can be found on my website. I also have a love for writing and sharing my knowledge and experiences.

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