People have used essential oils for hundreds of years as a natural and complementary treatment for ailments.
Essential oils - why are they worth trying?
The use of essential oils is an effective way to get rid of many health problems. Aromatherapy is a natural way to improve your physical and emotional well-being. Essential oils affect the body in different ways - some scents soothe emotional tension; others have a stimulating effect and add energy. Among the many properties of natural essential oils, disinfecting, antiseptic and bactericidal properties are mentioned above.
Essential oils - how to use them?
Remember that essential oils should not be ingested or used directly on the skin in their pure form. They are for external use only. There are several ways to enjoy aromatherapy at home:
- Massage − to 15 ml of base oil (e.g., argan oil, macadamia oil or grapeseed oil) and add 4-6 drops of essential oils. Rubbing the mixture into the skin relieves tense muscles, improving blood circulation and general well-being.
- Inhalations and face steam bath − essential oils are inhaled with steam. Inhalation of the respiratory tract is used in case of colds, rhinitis, bronchitis or dust allergy. The treatment should last about 15 minutes. Use a wide pot of boiling water and pour 10-15 drops of essential oil into it. Then cover yourself with a towel and lean over the bowl.
Other ways of aromatherapy
- Scented fireplaces - another way to inhale and fill the room with a wonderful herbal aroma. Water and 5-10 drops of essential oil are poured into the fireplace. The candle heats the fireplace, releasing the aroma of the oil. Among all the candles, incense and scented oils, this is the most effective way to fill the room with a pleasant smell of essential oil.- Essential oil baths - probably the most pleasant way to use the health properties of essential oils. Add 10-15 drops of essential oil to a bathtub of water. The water should have a temperature of 40-45 °C. The bath should last about 20-30 minutes.