What are essential Oils?
According to Wikipedia – An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove.
Over the years essential oils have been known to have enhanced lives for thousands of years by offering a variety of wonderful benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.
Essential oils are extracted through various methods such as steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing. It’s often said that the purest essential oils are by far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is simply the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to help improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It basically enhances both physical and emotional health. Essential oils can also be absorbed by the skin when used with oil.
How to use essential Oils.
Essential oils can be used with essential oil diffusers (they are small household appliances that create scented vapor), Aromatherapy accessories (such as Necklaces, bracelets and keychains made with absorbent materials that can be carried about), Body oil (Carrier oils – Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Kuikui nut oil etc) & Aroma stick (Also called an essential oil inhaler).
Essential oils are generally known to lift moods and can make you feel good with just a sniff of their fragrance while for some others they may even help alleviate the symptoms of various conditions. For more information on ways to incorporate essential oils into a healthy lifestyle its best to consult an integrative medicine expert.
According to an online publication by John Hopkins Medicine “The quality of essential oils on the market varies greatly, from pure essential oils to those diluted with less expensive ingredients.” At Brijon Naturals we guarantee that the quality of our essential oils are not diluted or mixed with other ingredients. You get a 100% value for your money. You can shop for the best quality essential oils here
Which Essential Oils Are Best?
There are plethora of essential oils out there with different fragrances and chemical makeups. Deciding on the best essential oil hinges solely on what symptoms you’re looking to ease or fragrances you prefer. Some of the most popular essential oils include:
- Lavender oil: A lot of people find the lavender scent quite relaxing. It’s also used to help relieve stress and anxiety and promote good sleep.
- Tea tree oil: Also called melaleuca, this essential oil was initially used by Australia’s aboriginal people for wound healing but today, it’s commonly used for threating acne, athlete’s foot and insect bites.
- Peppermint oil: according to John Hopkins online publication, there’s some evidence peppermint essential oil helps relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms when taken in an enteric-coated capsule (from a trusted health supplement provider). It may also relieve tension headaches when applied topically.
- Lemon oil: A lot of people find the citrus scent of lemon oil a mood booster. It’s also often used in homemade cleaning products.