Aromatherapy: Healing essential oils and their application
Aromatherapy with essential oils stimulates the senses and promotes well-being. How to use them effectively.
Even a fleeting-delicate fragrance can put us in a certain feeling, in a particular mood. And especially in the cold season, many flavors enchant our senses. This is not only a pleasure for our soul: the scents also help to reduce colds, improve sleep and brighten the mood.
Responsible for this is the essential oils of the several medicinal plants. They are absorbed by us through the nose and skin and act gently on our metabolism and our psyche. Also, they support the self-healing powers – and free of side effects.
The aroma oils from the pharmacy unfold their effect particularly well in fragrance lamps (for example, the diffuser by Anjou, available on purepathessentialoils.com ), in bubble baths or massage essences.
But beware: most oils should not be applied undiluted to the skin. Otherwise, it threatens irritation. Also, the natural quality of the essential oils is essential.
Here we introduce the best essential oils and explain how you can use their healing power as daily aromatherapy from Purepath Essential Oils.
Aromatherapy oils – essential oils 100% pure and natural
Aroma oils are indispensable for aromatherapy. As the name promises, you have a flavored oil. In this case, a so-called carrier oil for aroma oil is used as a base and this enriched with a synthetic or natural flavor. Natural flavors are derived from plants and substances of nature.
Synthetic Aroma oils are manufactured artificially and are chemical compounds. These oils are often much cheaper than 100% natural flavor oils. Still, I would always recommend natural oils for aromatherapy.
When buying always pay attention to the origin and 100% natural in the name. This is not only important with aromatic oils, but also with tea tree oil and other spice oils, but pure natural oils are also the better choice.
With this mixture of happiness, you will enjoy yourself
Here’s how it works: Mix 3 drops of nerve-strengthening arnica oil, four drops of mood-enhancing geranium oil and five drops of soothing lavender oil. From the lucky mixture three drops in a fragrance lamp. Relax and breathe deeply.
Use mucus-releasing cypress for colds
The oil of the aromatic Mediterranean plant relieves coughing, hoarseness, and runny nose. Its expectorant properties help you breathe a lot more quickly. Just a few drops of cypress oil in the aroma lamp have a strong antibacterial effect.
Relaxing sleep thanks to a cedar oil bath
Cedar oil stimulates the production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. Therefore, it has a relaxing effect, soothes the nerves and promotes a night of restful sleep. An ideal is an evening bath: Add ten drops of cedar oil to the bath water (36 to 38 degrees warm).
Aromatherapy with revitalizing peppermint
The essential oils of mint wake up: 1 to 2 drops of oil on the forehead, temples and behind the ears – so when you are exhausted, improve your ability to concentrate. Studies also show that the herb helps with headaches, especially with tension headaches.
Get the circulation going with rosemary
Rosemary oil stimulates the circulation and thus provides energy for the day especially for people with low blood pressure. Put five drops in an aroma lamp. Often it is enough to smell the fragrance oil bottle for a minute. A morning bath with rosemary oil can prevent dizziness attacks. Add ten drops of oil to the warm bath water and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Release tension with soothing vanilla
Her warm, sensual fragrance harmonizes the soul. Add five drops of vanilla oil to the aroma lamp, ideally in combination with five drops of jasmine oil. Because jasmine releases the tension, while vanilla gives us the feeling of security. The ideal place for this fragrance duo is, therefore, the hallway. So the worries of everyday life remain outside!
Use balm oil for aromatherapy against stress
Fancy an aroma massage? The essential oil of Melissa is ideal for weight. It calms, resolves fears and increases the production of happy hormones in the brain. It also strengthens our concentration and sharpens the memory. For a message, add a drop of lemon balm oil (from the health food store) to 3 tablespoons of almond oil.
Relieve back pain and cramps with wintergreen
A substance called methyl salicylate is in the essential oil of this green plant. It has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effect – ideal for back and joint complaints. Dilute the oil 1: 1 with olive oil, rub sensitive areas with it.