AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OILS:
WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY
BY: SIMONE REITBERGER
Aromatherapy — the name itself seems a luxury. Seemingly enough, the therapy offers plenty of benefits and makes you feel wellness physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yet, many of us have doubts about the therapy’s power. Some very basic, such as: What are essential oils? and some quite specific such as which method to use to increase concentration. Not to worry; Simmi, The Aromatherapist, has got you covered.
The main plant extracts are referred to as essential oils. Other plant extracts used in Aromatherapy are vegetable oils to blend the essential oils, hydrosols, and CO₂ extracts, each with their own therapeutic benefits and applications.
What are essential oils and what are their properties?
Essential oils are derived from the plant kingdom that includes fruits, herbs, spices, roots, grasses, leaves, and trees. They are made up of chemical compounds that will indicate their individual properties, both the therapeutic benefits and contraindications.
Properties of Essential Oils
The essential oils exhibit various properties that include
♥ Immune stimulants
Things to Remember to Avoid Adverse Reactions
We need to keep in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and can be up to 70% stronger than the original plant source.
For instance, 3 pounds/1 kilogram of Lavender flowers —> approx. 15ml lavender oil. You can see how concentrated the lavender oil will be that is extracted from 1kg of flowers!
That’s why it’s important to use the correct dosages and dilutions to avoid skin sensitization. Yes, they are natural, but that doesn’t mean they are always safe to use with specific situations and different age groups.
♥ Create change
♥ Alter moods and behaviours
♥ Trigger the body’s own innate healing mechanisms of repairing, detoxing and regenerating
♥ Improving sleep quality
♥ Balancing hormones
♥ Increasing energy levels
♥ Skin regeneration by stimulating healthy skin growth
♥ Relieve symptoms of stress + tension + anxiety by increasing the release of dopamine and by lowering cortisol levels
♥ Strengthen immune system by antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial activities
♥ Support your body’s own healing mechanisms
♥ Stimulate liver function in the process of detoxing
♥ Healthy cell growth for skincare
♥ Stimulating your brain function, so helpful with mood fluctuations and improves concentration and even memory
♥ Many are anti-inflammatories that may relieve muscular aches and pains, arthritis, and headaches.
So you can see how incredible this modality is for both your mind and body. If you don’t know where to start reach out and ask me anything. Hit reply if you have any questions.
Simmi, The Aromatherapist
If you need any assistance about Aromatherapy and Essential Oils and want to discuss further book in for a consultation
Here, we will go through a thorough health assessment and create an Aromatherapy/Wellness program designed just for you.
If you want to learn more about Essential Oils in my upcoming E-course The Art & Science of Essential Oils, join the waitlist and we will let you know once we next launch.
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Much Health + Happiness + Love