Essential oils carry a lot of significance in the world of Aromatherapy. Whenever one thinks of Aromatherapy, the essential oils are the first aspects that come to mind. The volatility of essential oils makes them suitable for aromatherapy, as these oils vaporize easily.
Aromatherapy essential oils are extracted from various parts of plants, and have innumerable benefits. Most of these possess several medicinal qualities, from helping to treat acne to boosting the immune system. Aromatherapy oil burners and Aromatherapy diffusers fill a room with essence of original plant. The essential oils are treasured for their therapeutic effects, depending on the plant from which they are derived. Common illnesses such as coughs and colds can also be relieved using essential oils. Drops of oil from Rosemary, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Peppermint are added into steaming water, and the stem is inhaped deeply for relief. Apart from possessing medicinal qualities, few of these oils have antiseptic qualities and act as insect repellants too.
Various Aromatherapy essential oils and their uses are given below:
Chamomile: Helps in rendering a calming effect and is useful for premenstrual pain/tension, is a mild anti-allergenic, prevents indigestion, acne, rhinitis, eczema and other skin conditions.
Lemongrass: Apart from being an effective insect repellent, the oil is used for personal care in products such as shampoo to render shine and luster to dull, damaged hair. It also helps in warding acne, if used in the right proportion, as instructed by the physician.
Eucalyptus: Acts as a good antiseptic, and is useful for colds, coughs, viral infections, bronchitis, rheumatic conditions and muscular aches.
Sandalwood: Acts as an antiseptic and is useful in healing dry or chapped or cracked skin, is an aphrodisiac, and induces a calming effect.
Jasmine: Is a good antidepressant and is useful in postnatal depression, general depression, strengthening contractions during labor, and an aphrodisiac.
Geranium: Is a mild astringent and is useful in fungal infections, sores, cuts, bruises, eczema, and is a mild diuretic and anti-depressant.
Neroli: Is a mild sedative and helps in tackling anxiety, nervous depression, insomnia, premenstrual tension or pain, backache and improves circulation.
Marjoram: Is a mild analgesic and is useful in sore throat, headaches, menstrual pain, acne, insomnia, and is a mild sedative.
Whether used in hygiene products or as a home remedy or for massage, the organic essential oils improve ones physical and mental health and emotional well-being.