Essential oil diffusion (aromatherapy) guide

By: SWSA

On these days, the use of essential oil or aromatherapy is blooming and becomes a trend over the world. Therefore, today, in this article, I will give you some information about this. Keep reading

1. What is aromatherapy? What is an essential oil?

Aromatherapy…. It’s a story! This is the medical use of aromatic plant extracts or more commonly known as essential oils. The use may be therapeutic or create a fragrance.

Derived from herbal medicine, aromatherapy is like naturopathy while being classified as a non-conventional medicine. It is a natural therapeutic efficiency that all other alternative approaches provided when you use “authentic” essential oils and use them correctly. This therapy has been used for millennia in Egypt, in ancient Greece or China.

When mixing different essential oils, synergy which can then be broken down by theme is created. Each plant can act on the human body, all the chemical properties of each plant can be determined and analyzed. The aromatherapy allows obtaining scientific information on their properties and essential oils. This is the botanical gives precise indications on each of the plants which we will extract essential oils.

The oldest method of extraction of essential oils is steam distillation of water. Using a still wherein the plant to be distilled and the other of the water on one side is up, then the whole is heated. The water turns to steam, which “goes up.” Aromatic molecules, birds, plants emerge and are entrained by the water vapor. It then passes into a cold pipe, called the Serpentine. Under the effect of cold, water condenses. The water and oil is not soluble, one side is obtained aromatic water, another essential oil. The two are separated in a third instrument, connected to the coil. Aromatic water (hydrosol) is obtained in larger amounts as essential oil, which sometimes explains the cost of certain essential oils.

2. The benefits of aromatherapy? (Self-medication, additional treatment)

Self-medication of comfort, peace, relaxation, preparation for sleep, etc … so many benefits observed with the use wisely, essential oils.

Some essential oils, such as exotic basil, pine or black spruce may help to confront stress situations. Many of these oils have antiseptic properties also, which may, among other things, be used to fight against colds and bronchial infections, inhaled or applied on the chest.

The pains of all types can also be alleviated with essential oils. Rheumatism, joint pain, cramps, muscle fatigue, menstrual pain, toothache, but also headaches including a migraine, for which peppermint essential oil is particularly recommended. Skin diseases can also see their symptoms decrease with some essential oils. But attention must be especially careful because many of them are, however, dermocaustic, they irritate the skin and can cause burns.

It is not necessary to be sick or stressed to use essential oils. Their use can prevent, for example, strengthen the immune system.

3. Various and varied use of essential oils

The easiest and most common use is the atmospheric circulation, but only with a suitable diffuser that allows a micro-diffusion or whose diffusion temperature is between 35 and 60 ° C maximum. A higher temperature accelerates the oxidation and alters the properties of essential oils. Therefore, avoid the incense burner with a temperature obtained may exceed 100 ° C. Another precaution, do not leave the active air diffuser permanently, in fact about ten minutes per hour are sufficient. In some cases and for people with respiratory allergies (asthma), diffusion can be cons-indicated.

The essential oil diffuser is often used to “create olfactory scenery” or to obtain a pleasant room fragrance or to remove cooking odors of certain foods. The fruity aromas of citrus, for example, are well recommended.

In offices, work rooms, libraries, conference rooms or studies, “toning” character synergies will help stimulate intellectual work, concentration or memory.

In shops and stores, body odor, cigarette or cleaning products are prohibitive. The diffusion of essential oils can promote commercial transactions because the customer will be more willing to make purchases in a healthy climate.

Massage parlors, tanning or relaxation rooms use synergies for relaxation.

The essential oil diffuser can be effective in destroying microorganisms or carriers of disease germs such as influenza. It can also be used in prevention for disinfecting the home or workplace.

Hope you find useful information here!

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