Saturday, March 19, 2016

The use and storage of essential oils

About medical facilities essential oils known since ancient. So, in his scientific works of the Persian physician Avicenna (X-XI centuries.) Described the essential oils more than 800 plants and their effect on the physical and mental health, his mood. Essential oils not only have a pleasant smell, but also a high biological activity, healing properties. Aromatherapy - a reliable assistant in health promotion.

The use of essential oils

The healers of antiquity had no doubt that with the help of essential oils can solve a lot of trouble beauty and health problems. In XX century the art of aromatherapy, finally recognized and official medicine. Moreover, this ancient art is now required to study medical students in France.

Essential oils and psycho-emotional state

Our mood is directly related to odors that we breathe. For example, the aroma of coffee and freshly baked pastries instantly elevates mood, and in sensitive individuals, even causing a slight smile. But there are other examples: according to research by American scientists, the smell of chlorine a person is always associated with the hospital, and his breathing, experiencing severe stress. Therefore, in America, all medical institutions are treated with the addition of fragrant drugs essential substances.

The essential oil, like no other medium can in seconds change the psycho-emotional state of man: to cheer him or, conversely, soothe. Some aromamasel even stimulate creativity. American scientists conducted an experiment involving 500 people. People are asked to draw whatever they want, and then inhale the aromas of conifers and citrus oils, and return to the drawing. Interestingly, after a session of aromatherapy subjects used more bright colors, their work has been more fancy and creative.

Wake creativity will also help bergamot, marjoram and rosemary. These plants are not only loved by the French condiment for meat, but also a powerful anti-depressants.

Essential oils against the common cold

In winter, the season of colds and flu, ancient tools in the arsenal of "fragrant" pharmacies are particularly in demand.
From the common cold will save the essential oils of basil, geranium, cinnamon, sage and nutmeg. Inhale them before going out. Fill the citrus scents surrounding area. Oils of these solar fruit well proven as a powerful disinfectants and mild antidepressant.
A pronounced anti-inflammatory effects have tea tree oil, ginger, sandalwood, clove, sage, pine.
Reliable assistant in the fight against colds and coughs all kinds - lemon, eucalyptus, myrtle, frankincense, thyme, anise, cypress.
If you are hoarse and, moreover, you have laryngitis, will help the essential oils of lavender, rose, sage.
In the case of colds and flu, use aromomasla bergamot, pine, spruce and cedar, mint, fennel, anise, lavender, chamomile.

Essential oils with stomach problems

In an age of fast food a rare inhabitant metropolis boasts a healthy stomach. A special group of risk - motivated climbers, office workers, who sacrifice a regular meal in favor of high productivity. Dinner? On this there is simply no time, because the boss wants you to do an urgent report. And so every day.
To help aromatherapy comes again. Spasms and cramps in the stomach and intestine will be removed bergamot, verbena, anise, fennel, chamomile, rose, pine. From heartburn save sage, lemon, mint. The feeling of heaviness in the stomach will be removed aromas of anise, ginger, nutmeg, juniper and oregano.

How to use essential oils

Essential oils themselves are very concentrated product, so they should be used, mixed with some neutral base oil (on the skin) or with water.
A few drops of essential oil can be added to the inhaler in a hot water bath in aromakuritelnitsu ... or take with you to work. To do this, buy a stylish aromamedalon ceramic amphorae, drip to the bottom of a few drops of oil of the desired and put on neck. Periodically inhale the healing aroma.
There is another way. Major sprinkle with sea salt with essential oils and then pour the resulting "medicine" in the small box. Suitable tin packaging from under the chewable lozenges or fruit drops.

Terms of storage of essential oils

Essential oils have a high sensitivity to light, so they must be stored in a dark place, in a bubble of brown or blue glass at room temperature. Shelf life aromamasel up to three years. Exception - citrus fruits, they "live" no more than a year.

A well-chosen essential oils, as we have said, will help attain peace of mind, relieve stress, improve concentration, energize. When choosing a fragrance trust your preferences. Since, according to the science of aromatherapy, each scent is "responsible" for certain organs and emotions, your body itself will determine what he needs at the moment.

Essential Hair Oil

Effective use of essential oils in case of problems with hair

For example, sage oil strengthens the hair, stopping hair loss and stimulating them to divide the scalp cells. Rosemary oil is good for the sensitive skin of the head, removing irritation and dryness. When excessive activity of the sebaceous glands are recommended mask with oil of juniper - it normalizes seboregulyatsiyu and prevents the rapid contamination of hair. On sluggish, loose, dull hair excellent tonic effect has oil rose. A grapefruit oil is indispensable for hair loss, caused by stress: it improves the blood circulation of the scalp and relieves feelings of anxiety, stress.

Essential oils are dissolved in the "transport" means - neutral oil (olive, apricot, peach) or ready-balm. And even better - targeted to buy cosmetics with essential oils. This is the final word in the art of self-care. Mankind has realized that the path to beauty and health, based on the chemical effects on the body, leading to allergies and a host of side effects. True health and beauty - in harmony with nature, which are an integral part of the essential oils.


Aroma sticks

In the East, they know how to put himself in a state of harmony and peace with the help of flavors. It was from there came to us the tradition of burning incense. Most often found on sale in the form of incense sticks, although there are also a cone-shaped pyramid, loose and spices, like plasticine. The last two species typically have a very strong odor, so that their use is recommended in open spaces. To explore the aromatherapy is better to choose a smell of sandalwood sticks - they have a mild and pleasant smell, which will be enjoyed by anyone.

Then try other monoaromaty: lavender, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, etc., then you will learn to distinguish one odor from another. To do this, fit Chinese incense. Then you can move to the Indian or Nepalese - they tend to be complex bouquets of smells. For incense stands and need kuritelnitsy. In addition to performing a support function, they are excellent interior decoration. These accessories are for all tastes and budgets, from very ordinary wood or clay to expensive bronze or brass inlaid with stones.

Essential oils

Essential oils - another flavorful way to calm the nerves and gain strength. Each of the aromatic oils has a set of healing properties, so choose something that not only you like the smell, but also suitable for the characteristics. For example, valerian oil relieve stress and insomnia; Verbena prevents vascular spasms and headaches; lavender is useful for the normalization of the liver, gallbladder.

Possible applications of aromatic oils are very wide. You can burn them in the oil burner, taking with them a bath, dripping into the water or stirring with cosmetic salt added to creams, shampoos, massage oils, and even wine, apply compresses or inhalations. Another advantage of essential oils lies in the fact that you yourself can change the intensity of smell and create a mix of flavors to your liking. Mix the orange and mint, juniper and pine, patchouli and bergamot - the options are limited only by your desire. Everything you need to aromatherapy can be purchased in stores specializing in the sale of products from the East, vegetarian or yoga stores. Such products can be found in stores of cosmetics, goods for the health or drug stores. Use for themselves and the most simple, but such pleasant ways to make home sweet smell: spices for food or scented soap in a box of laundry. Even little things can add comfort and a nice flavor in your life.