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Introduction and Getting Started with Aroma Oils

Aroma oils are natural products which are extracted from plants, this can be from the flowers, seeds, leaves or stems by distillation or mechanical methods. This is performed by using steam, water or cold pressing.

Aroma oils have many uses and benefits for the health and wellbeing of the body. You can find them for aromatic uses – where you use them for smell and therapeutic healing, for application to the skin – such as an oil for massage or added to your favourite skin product to enhance its capabilities or some oils can be used internally. Be sure to choose which ones are best for you and how you require to use them.

Applying and Using Aroma Oils

Maybe you would prefer to use aroma oils for the stimulation of your mind and soul, therefore choosing the right oil for your mood and requirements and simply using a method of inhaling the aroma (you can use as a fragrance or in a diffuser/burner for essential oils) can help you to relax or even revitalise you.

Aroma oils can be applied to the skin, hair and scalp and some, with their antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, are used for medicinal purposes, to help relieve pain, promote skin healing and even as a repellent for insects – apply the oil directly to the area, with some you will need to use a carrier oil. Aroma oils are also popular when used for massage and can be teamed with your natural cosmetics or household products to enhance their action or improve their scent.

Various types of aroma oils can be used for internal benefits, although it’s very important to choose which are suitable to be ingested. Aroma oils which are specifically for this purpose can be used to support a healthy immune system and various other systems of the body. Just a few drops of the oil in water or taken as you desire can be beneficial. Also, some can be used as an addition to cooking and baking. 

Favourite Aroma Oils

Whether you need an oil that’s for calming or invigorating your mind, for mood lifting or for an immune boost, you are sure to find aroma oils that will become a daily favourite. Here is a list of some of the most popular oils to help get you started:

  • Peppermint Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Chamomile Oil
  • Orange Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Cinnamon Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Clove Oil

Using Aroma Oils Safely and Effectively

When choosing your aroma oil, always be sure about what you intend to use it for and that it is suitable for this purpose, to ensure that you get the best results from your oil.

  • Take special care when applying aroma oils to the face and body – avoid nose, ears, eyes, and broken, sensitive or damaged skin.
  • Be sure to read the label of your aroma oil for any warnings and precautions with that particular oil, especially for first time usage. Some oils make your skin more sensitive in the sun, cause an allergic reaction or may have a very strong concentration and will need proper dilution or mixing with a carrier oil before applying.
  • Some aroma oils can be used on your pets, but can also be harmful to them – check with your veterinary surgeon which ones are suitable and keep stored safely away as a curious pet may accidentally find and ingest them.
  • Aroma oils can be useful for your children, especially for encouraging calmness and sleep. As their skin is more sensitive, ensure the aroma oil is properly diluted before applying to their skin and use with supervision.
  • When using in a diffuser or for direct inhalation, check which aroma oils are suitable for this as some can irritate the mucous membranes inside the nose. 

Overall, aroma oils are easy and rewarding to use with a little basic research, some familiarity with their contents, their purpose and most importantly, with how you will aspire to use them.