Aromatherapy is a kind of therapy that uses fruit aromatics to heal, and it is an extensive view of holistic therapy. Essential oils are an “essential” part of aromatherapy, obviously.
Essential oils are concentrated aromatic plant extracts collected through a process of steam distillation.
Aroma therapists also use essences extracted by expression of fruit peel of citrus and absolutes obtained by effleurage and solvent extraction. There are many ways to use aromatherapy, like inhalation, vaporization, bathing, massaging or compressing.
This kind of therapy can be safely done at home. You don’t necessarily need a specialist for this; you can find helpful information on the web.
All you need is some time and your favorite essential oils and you are good to go. Luna offers some natural health courses at lunacourse.com.
- Steam inhalation
Add a couple of drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water, cover your head and bowl with a towel(but leave space for breathing) and inhale the steam.
Get five or ten drops of your favorite oils combined together; place them in a vaporizer. You can also add a couple of drops on light bulbs or pillowcases.
Fill you bathtub with water and set the mood for a delightful bath. Add as many drops of your favorite essential oils and enjoy a unique and relaxing bath.
Next time you set a massage appointment, make sure to ask the masseuse to use essential oils as a base for your massage.
It is the essential oil content in aromatic products and extracts that gives them their aromatic quality. The method used in extracting the oil from plants depends on the plant material as well as the type of end product that is desired. Delicate plants that are subject to immediate deterioration are processed as quickly as possible after harvesting. Seeds and roots can easily be stored for a period before processing.