Aromatherapy is the practice of using aromatic essential oils for their healing properties. Most of the essential oils have hardly any side effects if prescribed and used correctly. Those looking for a natural way of decreasing symptoms of health conditions or just one’s overall physical well-being should consider aromatherapy treatment. However, you can use these oils without the help of an aromatherapist.
Common Essential Oils
The number of frequently used essential oils is almost never-ending. These oils aid in various aspects of a person’s health ranging from sleep quality improvement to the assistance in reducing respiratory problems.
The following essential oils are most common:
Correct Applications Of Essential Oils
There are some oils that can only be used for their aromatic properties. Others are used topically on the skin or ingested orally. Oils used orally should be under the guidance of a qualified aromatherapist.
Oils for Topical Use
There are some oils that can be used on the skin either as is or diluted. Examples of topical essential oils to be used as is are frankincense and lavender. An oil that requires diluting before the topical application is oregano. If the skin is very sensitive, diluted oils must be used. These are mainly bergamot, eucalyptus, and peppermint.
Topical Essential Oil Benefits
Eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint help clear sinuses and chest infections. Applying either bergamot, lavender, or chamomile to the bottom of the head can alleviate mood swings.
If one is feeling tension in the muscles, the use of lavender, eucalyptus or chamomile applied either on the neck or temples is helpful. Healthier looking skin is definitely achievable with the use of lavender or frankincense oils.
Aroma Essential Oils
Many oils can simply be used for the purpose of making the air in one’s home smell delightful or make other things smell better. To freshen up anything in the home, simply dilute a few drops of your favored oil in a spray bottle with water and spray away!