Using Aromatherapy Oils
Aromatherapy is the practice of using plant extract for the mind, body and spirit. These extracts are called essential oils and can be extracted from flowers, plants, tree roots, and stems.
There are over ninety essential oils which can be used to improve your state of mind, relax you, calm a crying baby, relieve tension, heal and more. There is a process to aromatherapy from the time you find the plant to the time the extract becomes a product to use. Some examples of essential oils are
- Tea Tree
- Violet Leaf
Some of these essential oils like Tea Tree come in different oils, such as Tea Tree -Common, Tea Tree - New Zealand and Tea Tree - Lemon. The same is true for Chamomile; German or Roman.
The benefits to using aromatherapy are endless. Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to deal with something in a more natural manner because the aromas help your body to relax and get it together so you can handle any situation. The aroma stimulates a reaction in the brain and then the brain tells the body how to handle it. Aromatherapy can be found in bath products, hair products, candles, warming scents for the home or the auto, cosmetics and more. Using aromatherapy products is not done any different from the regular products. You can use just one essential oil or a combination of essential oils in order to achieve the product that you need at the time. For an example, you may bath a baby at bedtime in lavender because of its calming affect and it will make him or her able to sleep better at night. Some combinations may include Lavender and Chamomile or Vanilla and oatmeal. They each bring something to the product that sets them aside from the others.
When making your own aromatherapy yourself make sure you use extreme caution because using too much or using the wrong combination may be harmful and could result in complications. If you are not sure don’t try it until you are.
Before you begin blending your own aromatherapy, you will need to know the most common mistakes people make when trying it for themselves. Below you will find a list of the most popular Do’s and Don’ts of aromatherapy.
- DO read up on the warnings and safety of making your own aromatherapy before you begin.
- DO buy from a well known source that has a steady supply that is replenished regularly.
- Do be careful when you are selecting your essential oils. Be ware of those companies or individuals that try to sell perfumed oils or oils that have been weakened.
- Do learn what each essential oils job is so you will be familiar and knowledgeable about what you need to buy.
- Do only buy essential oils that come in glass jars with screw down lids.
- Don’t purchase from someone who will sell at trade shows or in markets. Their products may be weakened down oils.
- Don’t use essential oils that someone gives to you unless you trust that person to be honest as to when they bought them. You don’t want old oils, especially if you are just starting.
Enjoy using your aromatherapy products. The benefits that you will receive from the aromatherapy are priceless. Making your own aromatherapy products is rewarding in several ways. After you get the hang of making them you can give them as gifts too.