What is An Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes. It is not new, because the ancient Egyptians have already applied aromatherapy.
The use of aromatherapy is a welcome relaxation option once you are stressed out and the time for a holiday is still in the distance. This type of herbal act is applicable as; Massage, baths, saunas, room scenting, inhalation, rubbing or depending on oil as oral therapy. One of the popular types of aromatherapy is the use of a diffuser or with the help of an aroma lamp.
Above all, Aromatherapy is an effective therapy for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. In natural health care, the treatment with aromatherapy has long been an integral part.
Aromatherapy is also a preferred type of treatment among alternative practitioners. For a commercial application, however, permission is required. However, as the essential oils are freely available, home use is possible at any time. If the essential oils are not part of pharmaceutical products, they are not subject to the pharmaceutical law and provide aromatherapists with the basis of their applications. We also find essential oils in the infusions of saunas.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils have an intense fragrance, which is used by the plants as a natural defence against enemies. The oils are found in the leaves, stems, flowers, roots, woods, as well as in the seeds.
For humans, however, these scents are pleasant and have many different beneficial effects on mood, psyche and disease relief. In herbal health care, chamomile flowers, peppermint and eucalyptus leaves, fennel, and lavender are the preferred products. So in aromatherapy, there are also the Chamomile Oil, Mint Oil, eucalyptus oil, fennel oil and lavender Oil the favorites.
The effect of essential oils in aromatherapy:
The fragrances are especially effective on mucous membranes
They stimulate the senses, body and mind
Through the mucous membranes, the active ingredients of the oils pass into the bloodstream and thus affect the organs. Also, the molecular structures of the oils are so small that they also get through the skin into our bloodstream (massage). The brain reaches the active ingredients through the olfactory organ, thereby influencing our mood. Jasmine oil acts per example as an antiperspirant, lavender oil, Orange and Lemon Oil mood-enhancing. Some essential oils have antibiotic properties, including palm oil, Lemon Oil and Eucalyptus oil. In Aromatherapy, this property helps relieve and even heal small infections.
It should be noted that you should use only diluted essential oils.