Aromatherapy. How to use aroma oils correctly

Jan­u­ary 17, 2017, 12:39

Aro­mather­a­py is an addi­tion­al method to the main treat­ment of var­i­ous dis­eases using nat­ur­al essen­tial oils. That is, the body is affect­ed by aro­mat­ic sub­stances of plant ori­gin, which have a wide vari­ety of prop­er­ties: antibac­te­r­i­al, anti-inflam­ma­to­ry, ton­ic or sooth­ing. affect the body’s metab­o­lism.

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Most aro­ma oils are avail­able and can be used at home.
Usage Meth­ods:

  • inhala­tion;
  • aro­mat­ic lamps;
  • mas­sage;
  • aro­mat­ic baths;
  • wraps and com­press­es;
  • in the bath.
    Dif­fer­ent odors have dif­fer­ent effects on a per­son. For exam­ple, bit­ter and sweet increase effi­cien­cy. Harsh and unpleas­ant speeds up breath­ing. The so-called jog­ging (toi­let) increase pres­sure, and pleas­ant, on the con­trary, reduce it. Strong sweet smells (hon­ey, flo­ral) help to con­cen­trate.
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    There are smells that increase appetite or, con­verse­ly, reduce it. They can be used for weight loss or weight gain. But in order for aro­mather­a­py to have a result, smells are used along with phys­i­cal exer­cis­es, a bal­anced diet.

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    For weight loss, oils are used that soothe, relax (pink, orange, berg­amot, jas­mine, laven­der, ylang-ylang). Dill, car­damom, rose­mary, lemon, gin­ger, grape­fruit, juniper, cypress oils are removed from the body. Reduce appetite aro­mas of cypress, fen­nel, lemon.

Properties of aromatic oils

  • Lily of the val­ley oil has a calm­ing effect, is used for migraines, insom­nia.
  • Lemon has an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect, low­ers blood pres­sure, is used for colds, gall­stone dis­ease, dis­rup­tion of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract.
  • Tea tree oil dis­in­fects, relieves inflam­ma­tion, stim­u­lates the brain.
  • Pars­ley oil helps with dis­eases of the kid­neys, uri­nary tract, relieves swelling.
  • Pep­per­mint oil relieves pain, reduces skin irri­ta­tion, and helps with diges­tive dis­or­ders.
  • Melis­sa oil is used for aller­gies, colds, diar­rhea, hyper­ten­sion, migraines, stress.
  • Euca­lyp­tus has an antibac­te­r­i­al effect in angi­na, pro­motes con­cen­tra­tion, tones, reduces body tem­per­a­ture.
  • Fir oil relieves toothache, is used for eye fatigue, with sore throat.
  • Jojo­ba pro­tects the skin from expo­sure to ultra­vi­o­let rays, helps mois­tur­ize the skin.
  • Cypress oil is an anti­sep­tic. Used for sen­si­tive skin care.
  • Laven­der oil — anti­sep­tic, elim­i­nates red­ness of the skin, peel­ing.
  • Grape seed oil reju­ve­nates tired, flab­by skin, used in the care of dam­aged, oily hair.
  • Wheat germ oil — antiox­i­dant, improves metab­o­lism, removes tox­ic sub­stances.
    Orange oil stim­u­lates car­diac activ­i­ty, acti­vates vital­i­ty.
  • Grape­fruit oil stim­u­lates metab­o­lism, pro­motes the pro­duc­tion of sero­tonin — the “hap­pi­ness hor­mone”.
  • Man­darin oil calms the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. Used for insom­nia.
  • Pep­per­mint oil relieves inflam­ma­tion, acts as a pain reliev­er.
  • Rose oil is an excel­lent anti­de­pres­sant.


When using aro­mat­ic oils for treat­ment, remem­ber that they can cause aller­gies, exac­er­bate asth­ma.
You can not fanat­i­cal­ly use them for a long time. Con­sid­er their com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with drugs. After apply­ing aro­ma oils for skin care, you can not sun­bathe. In case of kid­ney dis­ease, aro­ma oils of pine, juniper, fir, corian­der, thyme san­dal­wood are not rec­om­mend­ed. If you feel dis­com­fort when inhal­ing the fra­grance, dis­card it. It does­n’t suit you.


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