Aromatherapy is known as the use of highly concentrated extracts of trees, plants, herbs and flowers in order to promote health and well-being. These extracts, which are known as pure essential oils, hold many healing properties and can be used pharmacologically, physiologically and psychologically.
The art of aromatheraphy was used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Today essential oils can be found in a variety of natural products, including cosmetics, massage oils, skin care products, bath blends, perfumes, soaps and toothpaste. Essiantial oils make these every day items extraordinary.
A thousand years ago it was discovered how powerful essential oils are. On average, essential oils have one hundred components each, and some may contain many more. These varied components are what make the oils so useful in healing and perfuming.
Aromatherapy can be described as a healer of the body and the soul. Essential oils can be antiviral, antiseptic, sedating, uplifting, detoxifying, digestive, stimulating, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, or vulnerary. This makes aromatherapy helpful for numerous ailments, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, skin conditions, emotional woes, and even captivating a lover.
In addition to essential oils, aromatherapy encourages the use of other complementary natural ingredients including cold pressed vegetable oils, jojoba, hydrosols, herbs, milk powders, sea salts, clays and muds. We will provide several examples of aromatic botanicals, which benefit well - being of our skin. They include Lavender (etc. normalizes any skin type and stimulates cellular regeneration), Sandalwood (etc. anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-aging), Geranium (etc. calming, refreshing, mildly tonic and astringent), Ylang Ylang (etc. softens, smoothes, balances skin and reduces oiliness), Patchouli (etc. decongestive, astringent, reduces redness), Cedarwood (etc. sedative, astringent properties; reduces skin eruptions and itchiness), Palmarosa (etc. immediately calms and refreshes skin; strong anti-aging properties) or Green Tea Extract (etc. rich in anti-oxidants, reduces under eye puffiness, antibacterial).
Introducing essential oils into our lifestyle can be quite easy, fun, and therapeutically beneficial. Next to the beneficial herbal skin care products, there are more ways which you are invited to try. They include room freshening, bug repellent, massage, bath or inhalation.