Aromatherapy – Ancient holistic healing
Aromatherapy helps the mind, the body and the soul to heal fragrances of various plant extracts. The use of aromatherapy dates back more than 5,000 years, and the methods of holistic healing have recently been re-discovered.
The most famous Egyptian technique was aromatherapy using embalming. Although there is evidence that aromatherapy is used in cosmetic and medical applications as well. At the same time, records from China show that hundreds of plants have been identified for the healing aromatic properties. Ayurvedic medicine, which extends to India's history, has always included aromatherapy therapeutic methods and spiritual practices.
Ancient Greeks quickly applied aromatherapy from Egypt and used olive oil as a raw material. The Romans learn these methods from Greece and use photographed oils in famous baths soon. Although native Americans and other indigenous cultures of the world continue to exploit the effects of plant extracts, after the fall of the Roman Empire, registered information on aromatherapy has been lost and Western civilization has to learn everything again. (Not one of the most effective cultures, right?)
In the Middle Ages, he began to start the cruelty of pestis for ancient technology. It was discovered that certain plant extracts prevented the spread of the infection and provided assistance in cleaning the house after the residents were offended.
Persian philosopher Avicenna (980 AD – 1037AD) is responsible for restoring aromatherapy. After the Arabs discovered the distillation method, it did not last long for the unfortunate crusades to bring these methods back to Europe.
It was very slow to catch it until the 19th century until Europe and Britain did not have the time to study the effectiveness of aromatherapy in humans. Finally, after a French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, burned his hand and healed some lavender oil, wrote a book about the antimicrobial properties of certain essential oils. This is how aromatherapy was born, as we know it today.
If there was not Dr. Gattefosse and his burned hand, maybe he would not be as pitiful as a shopping mall. The fragrances, candles, creams, bath salts, etc. Much of it focuses on the basics of aromatherapy. After all, do not we really want to smell the ingredients we list our favorite body lotion? However, if we move forward and find out how to utilize the enormous power of plant extracts, we could spend less time at the doctor's office and spend more time … to buy a hot tub!
Smell is very strong. The average person distinguishes more than 10,000 different odors, and people who lose their smell often suffer from depression and anxiety. It is thought that the odor in the limbic system is the part of the brain that regulates mood, memory, emotion, and learning. When a person's brainwave is observed, it has been discovered that lavender fragrance increases alpha waves at the back of the brain that relate to relaxation while jasmine stimulates beta waves in the brain and is linked to stimulation and vigilance.
Further studies have allowed scientists to break down these scents into the following functional groups:
Monoterpenes: Antiviral, antiseptic, bactericidal and very irritating to the skin.
Examples: lemon, fir, incense
Esters: fungicides, sedatives and very aromatic pleasures. Examples: bergamot, Clary sage,
Aldehydes: sedative and antiseptic. Examples: melissa, lemongrass, cirtronella
Ketones: light congestion, mucosal nutrition, can be toxic. Examples: fennel, isopro, sage
Alcohol: very antiseptic, antiviral, lifting properties. Examples: rosewood, geranium,
Phenols: bactericidal and strongly stimulating effect may be very irritating to the skin. Examples:
cloves, thyme, oregan
Oxides: emptying and bactericidal. Examples: rosemary, tea tree
Essential oils are completely different from fatty oils (eg almond oil or sesame oil). Essential oils are volatile and soon evaporate when exposed to air. Essential oils are soluble in fatty oils, so fatty oils can function as a carrier or base for essential oils. This is very useful when using essential oil that locally irritates the full force. Solution in greasy oil dilutes the irritation while healing properties are easily absorbed into the skin.
Hydrosol is a safer and more favorable alternative to rare essential oils. These hydrosols are by-products of the distillation process and contain the same therapeutic properties of essential oils, but in much smaller quantities. Hydrosols are also much cheaper and are easy to use for mister or spritzers.
Do not ingest essential oils
-Don't allow essential oils to come into contact with the eye
-See candle-light diffusers
-Some essential oils are irritating or other hazards. Research on using essential oils before introduction
Here is the list of uses for essential oils:
Bath: Fill the bath with bath water. Add 9-10 drops of essential oil to the bath water, mix before bathing. Or add 9-10 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil, for example jojoba oil, and add and mix in the bath water to dissolve the essential oil in the carrier oil before adding it to the bath.
Liquid Soap: Add about 30 to 45 drops of essential oil under an unleaded liquid hand soap or sunk into a liquid shower spray. Shake it vigorously.
Body Care Oil: Add about 12-15 drops of essential oil to an ounce of carrier oil, for example jojoba oil, and mix.
Body Lotion: Add 50-60 drops of essential oil to 16 ounces immature body lotion. Mix with a spoon or mixer to mix the essential oil into the absorbent oil until it is smooth.
Body Mist: Add 10-15 drops of essential oil to a 1 ounce glass mist filled with spring or distilled water. Shake well and shake it before every fog.
Liniment: Add 25-20 drops of essential oil to an ounce of carrier oil such as jojoba oil. Shake well for mixing.
Compression: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm or cold water. Soak a washing cloth, twist it and apply it.
Shampoo / Conditioner: Add 12-15 drops of essential oil to an ounce straight or mild shampoo and conditioner. Shake well for mixing.
Hairbrush: Place three drops of essential oil in your palm; rub the natural bristle of a hairbrush. Brush your scalp and your hair.
Diffuser: Add essential oils to an electric diffuser, a candle burner, or a lamp spike.
Room fog: Add 17-20 drops of essential oil to a 1 oz bottle wiper bottle filled with spring or distilled water. Shake well and shake it before every fog.
Fragrance: Add five drops of essential oil to a cloth or cloth and carry it with you during the day. Or place it under the pillow case to make it easier to sleep.
Fragrance: Add five drops to a cotton ball and place in drawer and bedding.
Place a drop of essential oil in your palm, rub your hand and inhale it.
- Published On : 2 months ago on March 25, 2018
- Author By : 346@dmin
- Last Updated : March 25, 2018 @ 9:41 am
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