Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils extracted from plants, herbs and other natural to produce products that increase the well-being and improve health resources.
In the early 20s a chemical called Maurice Gattefosse accidentally discovered the benefits of aromatherapy. While working in his laboratory deeply concentrated perfumes, he caught fire arm. He quickly tried to find the nearest substance to allow him to extinguish the fire. He saw a tank with lavender oil and dipped in the arm.
To his surprise, he not only extinguished the fire but his arm also healed without scarring or suffer infections. Henceforth he used the word “aromatherapy” to describe the healing she had experienced.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy uses few methods: inhalation or skin application.
- Inhalation means direct inhalation of vapours or by diffusers oil vapours ionised in the environment.
- With regard to the application to the skin may be by baths, compresses or massage on specific points on the body with oils that are absorbed and produce a general state of well-being and harmony.
- Aromatherapy treatments have tried over the years to be beneficial for therapeutic, emotional, physical or spiritual uses. Essential oils are also used in meditation, relieve sore muscles and help relieve stress.
- Some of the problems that relieves aromatherapy are: eczema, anxiety, stress, insomnia, muscle aches and pains, headaches, asthma, digestive, menstrual and menopausal problems.
- Aromatherapy is certainly an extraordinary holistic natural treatment.
- You can resort to an aromatherapist or massage using essential oils or buy at a pharmacy or naturist business oils (knowing first what benefits you get and more suited to this oil) and treat yourself at home. Many spas offer treatments such as complete or partial aromatherapy massage, detoxifying seaweed treatments for back and to specific treatments for hands and nails.
To end a stressful day, nothing better than a relaxing bath with lemon and lavender
For that you need :
2 tablespoons of sea salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon borax powder (optional)
5 drops of lavender essential oil and 4 lemon essential oil.
Mix the baking soda, salt and borax well. Add the oil and mix well again. When you are ready to take bath, you must put in the bath salts before opening the tap and dilute to the best.
One last tip, do not use soap immediately, as the salts will not act. Now if you are in bathtub, dive, close your eyes and enjoy the aroma.
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