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The List of Most Popular and Powerful Essential Oils

The use of naturally available essential oils and their blends is arguably one of the best ways to stay healthy, fight ailments, and to keep your surroundings free of microbes. Although the list of essential oils with proven health benefits is quite exhaustive, let us narrow it down to a few for better understanding and possible usage. However, since some of these oils are quite strong in their pure form with possible side effects, these should be taken under expert supervision or after going through aromatherapy education from online/offline or opting for essential oil.

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Bergamot: The extraction of this essential oil is done through distillation of the peel of a bitter orange fruit, the taste of which lies somewhere between a lemon and grape. Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for 24 hours after application. Carrying the botanical name of Citrus Bergamia, the Bergamot tree is Mediterranean in its origin and has a slew of health benefits such as:

  • Carminative properties which is useful in relieving abdominal cramps and aids with digestion.
  • As a mood enhancer and energy booster, the essential oil can be beneficial in cases of stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Helps support the immune system and useful during times of a cold or flu.
  • Beneficial in ailments associated with indigestion, skin, fever, chest congestion and pain.

Clove: Similar to the spice used in cooking, clove essential oil is derived from the flower buds of a tree that is found in Indonesia. Even though we are aware of the use of clove essential oil as a pain reliever in dental cases, there is more to it as given below. Importantly, use a low dilution because it can cause skin and mucous membrane irritation. Avoid use with children. It is advised to use after consulting ebooks on aromatherapy or after attending aromatherapy workshops.

  • Provides immune support and great when added to a diffuser blend.
  • Aids in digestion and provides relief in gastrointestinal problems in a massage blend.
  • Analgesic and warming properties assist with muscular aches and pains.
  • Provides relief from nausea and vomiting.

Eucalyptus: Distilled from the leaves and stems of Eucalyptus globulus tree, the essential oil is useful in a number of health ailments such as

  • Provides relief from sinus congestion and cases of sore throat and cough.
  • Topical application of the cream and balm made from the essential oil can provide relief from joint and muscle pain.
  • Anti-microbial properties can help in the prevention of bacterial and viral infections.
  • Helps to boost the immune system and its anti-inflammatory property can be of help in cases of bronchial asthma

Frankincense aka Olibanum: Extracted from the resin of Boswellia Carterii, a tree found in North East Africa and Arabia, the essential oil has several health benefits thanks to its myriad properties. These properties are anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, expectorant, digestive, and disinfectant. Even though the essential oil has proven health benefits, it is better to apply the same only after going through an online aromatherapy consultation, for Frankincense or for that matter any other essential oil can have possible side effects as well.

As mentioned earlier, the list of essential oils is fairly exhaustive, but the four oils discussed in the blog are quite popular with proven health benefits. The only caveat is to be knowledgeable about their uses and properties and this can be achieved through aromatherapy education or by reading ebooks on aromatherapy.

 

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Winter Is Wonderful With These Essential Oils.

Winter, arguably the most pleasant time of the year unless you live in the Arctic region, brings in its wake health issues like skin ailments, allergies, cold, cough, and flu. These ailments are generally triggered by micro organisms like bacteria, fungus, and virus that are present around us, and tend to multiply during this season. Moreover, as we remain cooped indoors to escape the cold outside, the increased concentration of these organisms inside can further add to our health woes.

So, how do you meet these health challenges? by using synthetic drugs? Well, the answer should be an emphatic No! For using synthetic drugs can mean inviting additional trouble in the form of myriad side effects.essential oils in winter aromatherapy

This is where the science of aromatherapy can help you in dealing with such ailments in a natural way. The essential oils extracted from flowers, roots, barks, and leaves of plants (or trees) have anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti viral, anti inflammatory, expectorant or decongestant properties. In fact, these have been used since ancient times in different cultures and civilizations around the world. The best part of using aromatherapy or essential oils is that, unlike synthetic drugs, these are relatively safe. However, you must go through essential oil classes or online aromatherapy consultation before using them.

The following essential oils can be of good help in combating the ailments that we face in winter.

Lavender:

The advent of winter means a preponderance of nasal congestion, cold and cough. Lavender, with its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant properties can be of help in treating head and muscular aches associated with a cold or flu. Also, the dry and cold wind in this season can leave your skin flaky and rugged with annoying crease lines. This condition can be alleviated by applying this particular essential oil in a diluted carrier thanks to its cell regenerative properties.

Cardamon:

The essential oil combines aromatic as well as therapeutic properties. It lends itself to be blended with other oils such as spice oils, wood oils, and citrus oils among others, and can be used for its energizing or mood enhancing effect. It can help to fight conditions like loss of appetite, stress, fatigue, and depression, not to mention its use as an aphrodisiac. Again, Cardamon essential oil should be used diluted in a carrier. You can receive proper training in using this oil by partaking in an aromatherapy workshop. Education is important in learning proper dilution guidelines in order to avoid unsafe practices that can create unwarranted health issues, especially in children.

Oregano:

The reason we often end up suffering from ailments during winter (and in other seasons as well) is our weak or compromised immune system. This is where Oregano with its powerful immune boosting properties can help us to fight winter induced ailments like cold, cough, and flu. In addition to strengthening our immune system, Oregano’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties can help in the decongestion of nose, throat, and chest. In fact, thanks to its multitudinous beneficial properties, the oil can be the perfect treatment for winter related ailments. Moreover, the oil can induce a feeling of calm leading to get a better sleep. Please note that this oils should be used with awareness due to its high phenol content.

Lemon:

The winter season aids the growth of microorganisms around us. Thus, the use of lemon oil to clean our surroundings of germs can be of help thanks to its powerful anti-bacterial quality. The mood enhancing ability of this citrus oil can help you to fight stress as well.

Peppermint:

We have often used this as a mouth freshener. However, its powerful mood enhancing quality can be used to fight stress and fatigue. Peppermint has an immune boosting property too, which if used after going through an aromatherapy workshop or essential oil classes, can be helpful in fighting health issues that we face during the winter season. The oil can provide relief from a headache caused due to sinus pressure.

Frankincense:

The oil’s immune boosting property can help you to fight ailments that are common in the winter season such as cold, cough, allergies, and flu.

Cinnamon:

The essential oil can be extracted from the bark as well as leaves, and can be mood stimulating. Keep in mind that the oil from the bark and the oil from the leaf have different safety concerns. It is better to diffuse the oil from the bark because it can be very irritating if applied to the skin. Importantly, the oil can be helpful in supporting the immune system and provides anti-viral properties.

Winter should be enjoyed and not to be spent huddled inside the room due to sickness. Make use of the aromatic or essential oils to combat the microorganisms that multiply during this time of the year, besides boosting your immune system. However, before you embark upon using these essential oils, learn about their right use through aromatherapy workshop or online aromatherapy consultation.

Ebooks On Aromatherapy – Your Personal Aromatherapist

Have you heard about the beneficial effect of essential oils? If yes, you must have wondered about using them as well. However, given that there are a fewer number of certified aromatherapists available and a considerable lack of information about the application of essential oils, you must have given the thought a go by. Not anymore! For there are many books on the subject including aromatherapy ebooks. These books can be your personal aromatherapist for they contain detailed information on various health benefits of essential oils including the number of ways to use them.

Not only that, there are many credible institutes that offer aromatherapy education online wherein you can learn the nuances of this alternative therapy from the comfort of your home or anywhere else. Given the range of essential oils used in aromatherapy, there are plenty of books describing them. Let’s discuss a few topics that are mentioned in the aromatherapy ebooks from Aromatherapy Oasis. However, care must be taken to download the ebooks only after satisfying yourself of their contents.

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Fragrant Ecstasy:

The book describes aromas of select essential oils that induce a feeling of romance. It dwells on how throughout history aromas played an important role in the realm of erotica. The fact that essential oils can trigger a raft of emotions in us owes its impact on our limbic system, the supposed seat of emotions in our nervous system. The particular ebook deals with various energetic properties and safety aspects of essential oils. It is a sort of beginner’s guide that contains around twenty different essential oil recipes and tips on romance. Importantly, the ebook is for an educative or informative purpose only and does not guarantee any diagnosis or cure of ailments. To know more about essential oils you can go through essential oil classes, online or in person. You can purchase this ebook at a nominal price of $0.99.

How to make a handmade soap:

Yes, you can learn about making handmade soap from this ebook. The ebook explains in detail the process of soap making with topics like –

 

  • Defining a soap and how to properly handle the ‘lye’ or sodium hydroxide, the main ingredient by using a lye calculator
  • Properties of various carrier oils and how these can help in customizing the soap – even imbibing it with fragrance
  • Use of herbs to color the soap
  • Where to get the supplies for making soaps or selling them later after packaging
  • Costing $9.99, the ebook has more than 30 pages.

Essential oils to support peaceful sleep:

Insomnia can be real troublesome. It can make you morose or morbid, and squeeze out energy, focus, and appetite, besides inviting a host of ailments such as hypertension, general debility etc. One of the reasons for insomnia can be attributed to the presence of increased stress in your life. The best way to deal with insomnia is to make use of essential oils rather than popping pills which could have side effects. The ebook contains twenty essential oil recipes that can help to fight the demon of insomnia. It contains the following –

  • Defining insomnia and the various causes that lead to it
  • Different types of essential oils, the properties of which can be helpful to give you a sound sleep
  • How aroma can have a positive impact on your psyche
  • Safety aspects to keep in mind while using essential oils
  • Guidelines to blend the essential oils and use of modalities such as aromasticks, massage oil, bath salts, diffuser, and sprays for the room and body
  • You can avail this ebook at a nominal price of $0.99.

Why ebooks on aromatherapy?

Since most of us have started using the internet to avail various services, the past time of reading too has changed its character into e-reading. Thus, downloading an ebook on essential oils or enrolling into online essential oil classes has not only become convenient but cost effective as well. Moreover, the ease of accessing aromatherapy ebooks at any place and time of your choosing comes to your advantage.

The use of aromatherapy ought to be followed to reach the larger goal of leading a healthy lifestyle. However, the therapy should either be guided by a certified aromatherapist or learned from specific books (read ebooks) on the subject as part of the aromatherapy education online.

The Chemistry of Monoterpenol Rich Essential Oils and Its Benefits

Aromatherapy Consultation stands distinctive when it comes to anything related to essential oils. It perfectly help us acquire the right knowledge unlike other sources. This blog is about one of the important chemicals of essential oils and its benefits.

As previously discussed, Essential Oils are composed of many chemical components. These components make up chemical families. In a previous post, monoterpene rich oils were discussed. Today we will discuss monoterpenol rich oils also known as monoterpene alcohols. These compounds contain a hydroxyl group attached to one of the carbon atoms of a monoterpene. Monoterpene alcohol components usually end in ol. For example, Lavender consists of the chemical component linalool or Geranium consists of the chemical component geraniol. Most monoterpene alcohols are nourishing to the skin with the exception of Peppermint, which has the component menthol.

The application of a high dilution of peppermint will first have a cooling sensation and then it will start to have more of a burning sensation. Monoterpene alcohols are considered tonics for the body. They bring balance to the nervous system which in turn is beneficial for health. No wonder these alcohols form an important part of aromatherapy consultation.

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Essential oils that comprise mostly of monoterpenols may have immune stimulating, anti-viral, sedative and anti-bacterial properties to name a few. Listed below are the names of a few major monoterpene alcohol rich essential oils. Monoterpene alcohol rich oils are more prone to oxidation as compared to sesquiterpenes. It is recommended that you purchase these oils in small quantities to support sustainability. Better opt for an Aromatherapy consultation before you purchase these oils off the shelves of any store. This will help you understand which one to buy and in what amount. You can also opt for a certified aromatherapist to know anything regarding this in detail.

8 Monoterpenol Rich Essential Oils And Their Uses:

Basil ct linalol (Ocimum basilicum ct linalol):
This oil is derived through steam distillation using the flowers and leaves. The chemical component linalool makes up a big percentage of this essential oil. This oil is analgesic and antiviral to name a few of its benefits. Basil essential oil is emotionally uplifting and useful in supporting stress and anxiety. Like most spice oils it is useful for treating digestive issues and nausea. However, before applying the same it would be better to go through an aromatherapy consultation or read ebooks on aromatherapy to know the correct dosage.

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum):
This oil is great when used as a part of a massage blend to alleviate painful conditions. This essential oil is great when used in a blend to support stress and anxiety. Coriander is steam distilled using the seeds. Seed oils are beneficial to use in a blend when a person is stuck in a mental rut. It allows for growth and expansion.

Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia):
Lavender essential oil is famous for supporting rest and relaxation. The chemical family Ester also contributes to the wonderful energetics of this oil but that will be discussed in another post. Lavender is very balancing for emotions. Lavender has many therapeutic properties as well which include pain relief, anti-inflammatory action, immune support and it is very nourishing for skin conditions.

I love to include lavender in blends because of its affinity to round a blend. Just note that lavender does not always produce a soothing effect for every user. Some people actually have noted the opposite and experienced a more stimulating effect. More the reason that one should go through essential oil classes to know its correct dosage and usage.

Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana):
I have to admit that this is one of my favorite essential oils. This oil is great for addressing stress and anxiety and I love how it creates a beautiful synergy when blended with other essential oils. I love using it as part of a sleep blend in lieu of lavender. This oil is also good when used in pain relief blends, anti-fungal blends and abdominal massage blends.

Neroli (Citrus aurantium var amara):
This oil is acquired through steam distillation using the flowers. This delicate soft floral aromatic oil is very supportive to the user. It is very powerful in calming the nervous system, therefore helping to engage one into a parasympathetic state. Neroli is great when used in a sleep support and stress support aromatic blend. This monoterpene alcohol rich oil is great when used in an anti-aging facial blend.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini var. motia):
Palmarosa is a great addition to a facial serum due to its affinity to provide skin regeneration and its ability to treat many skin conditions. This oil was chosen for use in our Stress and Anxiety workshop. Palmarosa provides a cooling energy which is beneficial for emotional concerns. Therapeutically, this oil has immune supporting, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

Peppermint (Cananga odorata):
Ylang Ylang is derived from steam distillation of the fresh blossom. This oil is very soothing for the heart. It makes a great addition to use in a synergy to support stress and depressive states of mind in conjunction with a therapist. It is also good to use in skin care due to its skin healing abilities. This oil should be used in low amounts because it is known to cause headaches and can be irritating to those with sensitive skin. You can learn more about it here .

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia):
This is a very popular oil that is known for treating acne and for use during the cold and flu season. I have personally used Tea tree essential oil as a part of an antifungal blend. Tea tree is supportive to the immune system. To clear congestion I like to include it in a steam blend to help clear out mucus. Using tea tree oil that is oxidized can cause skin sensitivity. It can also be irritating to those with sensitive skin.

If you are interested to know more about the world of these fragrances, you can take up Aromatherapy education online or in person and expand your knowledge of Essential oils. But, be careful before you choose any course randomly. It is better to do some market research or go for aromatherapy consultation to find out the best ones available.

10 Amazing Benefits of Aromatherapy That Everyone Should Know

A healthy individual needs to have his or her body and mind working in perfect harmony. However, our modern day living that mostly remains detached from nature often comes in the way of achieving this. The result of leading a hectic lifestyle can manifest itself in many ways ranging from stress, insomnia, depression, and poor metabolism to severe afflictions like dementia, Alzheimer and cancer.

The role of alternative therapies in preventing the onset of such afflictions along with providing numerous health benefits has become popular across the world. And among the various alternative therapies, the science of using aromatic oils aka aromatherapy stands out.

Let’s discuss the 10 amazing benefits of this amazing therapy.

Fights Stress:

Modern lifestyle changes have led to increased levels of stress in a large number of people. And if not managed properly it can lead to severe ailments like diabetes, heart diseases, and strokes. Aromatic compounds present in extracts of lemon, lavender, chamomile, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver and others are known to have a calming effect on our sympathetic nervous system – the part of brain the activation of which leads to stress symptoms like sweating, racing of heart etc. In fact, one of the best ways to get relaxation and fight stress is to add a few drops of essential oils with a soluble into the bathwater.

As an anti-depressant:

Aromatherapy can be of help in patients suffering from depression. Its positive impact on the limbic system, the part of our brain known as the seat of emotion, forms a part of modern aromatherapy education. Oils like chamomile, peppermint, jasmine absolute, or lavender are used here. However, care should be taken to consider aromatherapy as a supportive therapy only along with pursuing the regular treatment.

As an analgesic:

Aromatic oils like sandalwood, peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary when mixed with carrier oils such as sesame, avocado, and coconut are known to reduce pain like headache, joint ache, and muscle ache. These can be of help in arthritis patients whose lifestyle gets severely impacted by pain. The oils can either be inhaled, applied on the affected area or as advised by an aromatherapist.

Induces sleep:

Lack of sleep is harmful to our general wellbeing apart from making us lethargic and unproductive at work. It impacts our biological clock and leads to a host of health issues such as lack of libido, hypertension etc. Oils like chamomile, jasmine absolute, lavender etc can help in inducing relaxation and improve our circadian rhythm.

Boosts immunity:

Lack of immunity can play havoc with our ability to fight diseases. However, aromatherapy can be of help in supporting our immune system through inhaling or application of suitable oils like lemon, peppermint, thyme ct linalool, eucalyptus, and tea tree in specific regions of our body as directed by an aromatherapist. The anti-microbial properties of such oils are prescribed or utilized by therapists during the aromatherapy consultation process to help in preventing the onset of diseases.

Improves metabolism:

Oils extracted from lemon, ginger, fennel, lavender, and chamomile among others can help in improving our metabolism. These can benefit people suffering from indigestion, bloating, and constipation as well. However, before using these oils you must consult an aromatherapist or should go through essential oil classes as part of aromatherapy education.

Aids in healing:

Aromatherapy can be used as a part of palliative and supportive care post-surgery. The stress relieving and anxiety that can occur with patients suffering from cancer or other ailments can be benefited by utilizing lavender or rose hydrosols. Aromatherapy has been proven to benefit those preparing for surgery. A blend of lavender and bergamot is very effective for reducing pre-surgical anxiety.

Improves memory power:

Aromatherapy can be beneficial in boosting our memory power. As a supportive therapy it can be of help in patients suffering from dementia. In fact, even though Alzheimer is considered to be an incurable disease as of yet, aromatherapy can be used as a supporting therapy in slowing down its progression.

Beneficial in respiratory distress:

The anti-microbial compounds found in some essential oils can help fight bacteria and fungus by cleansing the ambient air. This can help in the prevention of seasonal ailments like cold and cough. Moreover, the essential oils can stimulate the olfactory system thereby elevating our sense of smell. This can further aid in the removal of nasal congestion.

Improves skin:

Applying oils like lavender, tea tree oil, lemon, orange, clary sage, and frankincense on the skin can be of help in fighting skin conditions like acne, dandruff, cellulite, itching or inflammation resulting from insect bite etc. This is mainly achieved due to the antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties of essential oils as mentioned above. Moreover, the oils can benefit patients suffering from prickly skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema,

Given the benefits of essential oils in aromatherapy we should ideally make them a part of our lives to improve the general well-being. Hence, it is better to enrol for aromatherapy or essential oil classes online under the supervision of a certified aromatherapist.

A word of caution!

Even though the aromatic properties of plant extracts are supposed to offer health benefits, using highly concentrated form of such oils can result in side effects as well. Thus, it is better to use it after going through an aromatherapy consultation with experts.

Related Article: 8 Essential Oils That Provide Relief From Muscle Pains

The Chemistry of Sesquiterpene Rich Essential Oils and Its Benefits

As previously discussed, Essential Oils are composed of many chemical components. These components make up chemical families. Today we will discuss sesquiterpene rich oils. Sesquiterpenes have a 15-carbon chain as opposed to monoterpenes which have a 10 carbon chain. Sesquiterpene oils tend to have heavier molecules and also a thicker viscosity. Vetiver is a great example of this. Chemical families such as monoterpenes may possess similar therapeutic properties but the same cannot be assumed with sesquiterpene rich oils. You cannot assume that all the oils in this family will possess the same therapeutic properties.

Essential oils that comprise mostly of sesquiterpenes may have antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties to name a few. Listed below are the names of a few major sesquiterpene rich essential oils. Unlike monoterpene rich oils these oils take longer to oxidize. It is still recommended that you purchase in small quantities to support sustainability. Better opt for an Aromatherapy consultation before you purchase these oils off the shelves of any store. This will help you understand which one to buy and in what amount.

8 Sesquiterpene Rich Essential Oils And Their Uses:

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita): This blue oil due to the presence of chamazulene is excellent for skin care. This oil has skin healing properties and is great when used in an anti-aging serum. Energetically, this is a cooling oil which makes it useful in clearing energetic heat and for calming feelings of anger.

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides): This is a very rich, deep aromatic oil that is derived from roots. It has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil is widely used to support grounding and meditation. It may offer protection when in a state of anxiety.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin): This oil possesses a hate it or loves it attitude for the user. Believe it or not, it creates a great synergy when carefully blended with other oils. It provides a great grounding effect when used with the top and middle notes. This oil has immune stimulating properties and is useful in anti-fungal blends.

Black pepper (Piper nigrum): This oil possesses many beneficial therapeutic properties. It is great to use for a massage in a blend to treat pain and inflammation due to its warming effects. Black pepper also has an affinity to support digestion and it is a great addition to use with oils such as sweet marjoram, bergamot, and sweet orange.

Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana): This oil is excellent for supporting stressful conditions due to its sedative properties. It makes a great addition to a cold and flu synergy due to its mucolytic and decongestive actions.

Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis): This oil has warming and rubefacient properties. It is a great addition to use in a pain and inflammation blend due to its ability to reduce pain. It is widely used as part of an anti-nausea blend. This powerhouse of an oil should be used with awareness and in low dosages. It can be irritating to those with sensitive skin.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha): This oil is acquired through steam distillation using the resin. Energetically it is supportive in calming the mind, bringing tranquillity and enhancing meditation. This oil is great in skin care due to its skin healing abilities.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata): Ylang Ylang is derived from steam distillation of the fresh blossom. This oil is very soothing for the heart. It makes a great addition to use in a synergy to support stress and depressive states of mind in conjunction with a therapist. It is also good to use in skin care due to its skin healing abilities. This oil should be used in low amounts because it is known to cause headaches and can be irritating to those with sensitive skin.

If you are interested to know more about the world of these aromatic essences, you can take up Aromatherapy education and expand your knowledge of Essential oils. But, be careful before you choose any course randomly. It is better to do some market research to find out the best ones available.

Also Read: Can Essential Oils Help Us Gain Clarity Of Thought?

The Chemistry Of Monoterpene Essential Oils and Its Benefits

Basically Essential Oils are derived from Nature but they are composed of many chemical components. These components make up chemical families. Some chemical families such as monoterpenes may possess similar therapeutic properties. In some other chemical families such as sesquiterpenes, generalizations cannot be applied.

Essential oils that comprise mostly of monoterpenes are great for deodorizing the air and, they also have mild antiseptic properties. Some monoterpene rich oils provide a rubefacient effect such as Black pepper (Piper nigrum). Listed below are the names of a few major monoterpene rich essential oils. Keep in mind that these oils are prone to oxidizing quicker and, you should not purchase these oils in large amounts. Oxidized oils can cause skin irritation and other issues. Better opt for an Aromatherapy consultation before you purchase these oils off the shelves of any store. This will help you understand which one to buy and in what amount.

8 Essential Oils With Monoterpenes And Their Uses

  • Siberian Fir (Abies sibirica): This one is extremely beneficial as a deodorizer, Anti-inflammatory, and decongestant.
  • Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): It’s antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties make it just suitable to be used in skin care products during the cold and flu season.
  • Bergamot (Citrus bergamia): Energetically, this essential oil is a must when used to support stress and anxiety concerns. It is also great to use with cardamom and sweet orange to support digestive issues. This oil does come with a major safety concern because it has phototoxic properties. This means that you should avoid the sun, tanning beds and UV rays for up to 18 hours after using this Essential Oil to avoid burning of the skin.
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum): This oil possesses many beneficial therapeutic properties. It is great to use for massage in a blend to treat pain and inflammation due to its warming effects. Black pepper also has an affinity to support digestion and it is a great addition to use with oils such as sweet marjoram, bergamot, and sweet orange.
  • Frankincense (Boswellia carterii): The resinous essential oil is excellent for skin care especially for mature dry skin. This oil has many healing properties physically and emotionally. Frankincense is great for addressing pain such as headaches when used in conjunction with lavender or peppermint.
  • Lemon (Citrus limon): This top note oil is bright and energetic. It is great to diffuse with Rosemary to support learning. It has a great circulatory effect and is amazing when a synergy is created using juniper berry and grapefruit essential oil. This is a great oil to use during the cold and flu season and it is beneficial in green cleaning products. Just like bergamot this oil also has phototoxic properties so it is advised to avoid the sun, tanning beds and UV rays for up to 18 hours after use.
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. Amara): This one is a great addition to a facial serum due to its skin healing abilities. You can diffuse it in your home to help filter the air when used as a deodorizer. Lastly, it helps uplift the mood when in a depressed state.
  • Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis): It is somewhat emotional and is highly beneficial for circulating stagnant energy. Great to use in anti-depressant blends, this Essential Oil possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties. Due to its antispasmodic properties, it is excellent to use in an abdominal massage blend for constipation and cramps.

All Essential Oils do not share the same properties. You have to possess a sound knowledge of each or a majority of them to enjoy their benefits. An Aromatherapy education can give you that. These days, you can easily opt for essential oil classes online to enhance your knowledge of Aromatherapy. This will not only help you help yourself but also dozens of people like you who want to try our natural therapies to get rid of their chronic issues. Education is the best way to make that happen. So, get ready for your classes where you can blend different types of oils and do magic with them.

Also Read: Blend Essential Oils Confidently With Aromatherapy Workshops

8 Essential Oils That Provide Relief From Muscle Pains

How many times do you pop pain-killers whenever you suffer from a chronic muscle pain?

Probably you do that every time you have this issue and, you know that you cannot stand down because of it. You go to the nearby pharmacy and you ask them for a pain reliever even without a doctor’s prescription sometimes. But, is it right for our health? These medical drugs have tremendous side effects. You may not be aware of it, but you are doing great harm to your body by popping in analgesics every now and then. On the other hand, there are some Essential Oils that have a positive effect on any kind of muscle pain. This is the reason they are even preferred by the physicians as alternative therapies, quite popular these days.

But,

Are these Essential Oils really effective?

Well, they are. That is the reason why they have become so popular among Naturopathists and Aromatherapists. The Analgesic herbal oils work on chronic pains with little or no side effects. Sometimes, they also have other beneficial effects on the body like:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Decongestant

  • Anti-depressant

  • Anti-spasmodic

  • Anti-microbial

  • Sedative

However, you should always opt for an Aromatherapy consultation before you use them. The experts will guide you in the best possible manner. According to many people, these alternative therapies, though they take a bit more time than chemical drugs to act on the pain areas, are more effective in the sense they give long term relief from pains. Furthermore, when they are blended with Trauma Oil – a herbal product extracted from Calendula and Arnica flowers and the St. John’s Wort flowering top – the effect increases. But, all Essential Oils cannot relieve you from pain. Let us now see which of them can:

Black Pepper Essential Oil:

Extracted from Black Pepper (Piper nigurm), this oil is extremely effective for chronic muscle pains. What this particular oil does is increase the blood circulation to the affected area and reduce inflammation and gives you the relief you seek. Do you suffer from neck and shoulder pains frequently? The Black Pepper Essential Oil is what you need. However, this oil works better when blended with other essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint, and Marjoram. Enrol in some Essential Oil classes and learn how to create your own blends easily.

Lavender Essential Oil:

The Lavender Essential Oil has been used for centuries to treat anxiety pains and migraines. According to a study in 2015, it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties making it suitable for providing relief in painful conditions. Be it menstrual cramps or the intense pain of a migraine attack, the Lavender Essential Oil helps soothe the body and give you some relief from your despair. The oil contains certain compounds that act as a mild sedative on the body, helping you find some rest when your body is in an tightened condition. You can either apply it topically on your body by diluting it with other mild agents or you can inhale it slowly. However, do not try anything without proper Aromatherapy education. You can also buy some Ebooks on Aromatherapy to know the right ways to get relief from your pains with the help of these useful oils.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil:

With its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties, this oil is even recommended by the doctors from WebMD to get rid of neuralgia, headaches, migraine, stomach cramps and etc. These days, most of us working for 8 hours at a stretch sitting in front of the computer screen. This habit creates a lot of problems for us, sometimes giving rise to chronic neck and shoulder pain. Instead of popping painkillers, you can give this Essential Oil a try. When blended with other products like Black Pepper, Peppermint, and Lavender, it shows a huge effect on such headaches and stress related pains in the body.

Peppermint Essential Oil:

Extracted from a hybrid of Spearmint and Watermint, this oil is one of the oldest Essential oils to be used in relieving stress and pain. Menthol is present as a major ingredient which accounts for that refreshing essence. While its antispasmodic effect alleviates nausea, stomach ache and indigestion issues, the analgesic properties relax lower back pains, reduces a headache caused by tension, anxiety or sinus congestion. You should avoid using with children under five years of age and in high amounts.

Rosemary Essential Oil:

According to the University of Maryland, this particular Essential Oil helps improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation and get rid of pain and spasms. This is so effective that the German Government has approved this Essential Oil for analgesic uses. There are several chemotypes of Rosemary essential oils so the one with camphor is great to use to increase circulation.

You have to remember certain things before you start using the aforementioned Essential Oils to get relief from acute pain, headaches, and spasms. For example, it is not wise to apply any essential oil on your body directly from the bottle without diluting it to an extent. Then again, you should keep Essential Oils away from the reach of children. And last but not the least important thing is, do not use Essential Oils on pregnant women without proper research on various essential oils. You never know what allergic reactions that can lead to so refrain from doing anything of the sorts. The Essential Oil classes online will feed you with more such information on these extremely useful but sensitive natural products. If you want, you can go for one to enhance your knowledge and enjoy the benefits.

Have a good day!

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Why Should Anyone Take Classes On Aromatherapy?

Nature has always been our protector. It is we who have never taken it seriously simply because we received its blessings without any effort on our behalf. It is the basic human tendency to ignore something that is easily available. We crave for the unknown, the mysterious and, the unavailable. But, what we are not aware of is Mother Nature has her own mysteries as well. It has everything that we will ever need for a healthy life yet it is hidden and not available for everybody to exploit and misuse.

Aromatherapy is one of the methods to extract the usefulness of Mother Nature and utilize it to better human lives. Once you are fully aware of the amazing benefits of the natural products like Essential Oils, you will no longer feel detached from your surroundings. In fact, you will learn to rely more on them than the artificial world we have created around us.

But, is there any benefit to the practice of blending these Herbal oils for therapeutic purposes?

Why should one study Aromatherapy at all when they can get everything ready-made?

Let Us Give You The Main Reasons Why You Should Study Aromatherapy:

Before we get down to the main thing, you should have this in mind –

An Aromatherapy Education is not meant for everybody, as you may assume.

It is for the believers and the faithful interpreters of Nature’s protective measures. If you believe in Mother Nature and hold her as the supreme power, you will be able to learn more from the Essential Oil classes. Otherwise, you will lose interest quickly and, your journey will remain incomplete.

Wondering what are those reasons that will strengthen your decision for taking Aromatherapy classes online? Keep scrolling.

It Will Bring You Back To Nature:

We, the humans, have migrated away from the protective embrace of Mother Nature long time back. The results are quite evident. We suffer from unknown diseases, both physical and mental, we harm each other for futile reasons and we are always so tensed about the tomorrow. Aromatherapy can ease that feeling. For the beginners, this is the main reason to start taking Essential Oil classes. They can help you combat negative feelings like anxiety, depression, fear, and anger. They can calm your senses and help you see things differently. Once you start blending those oils, you will automatically feel a sense of achievement that you may use to create a better life.

It Will Help You Help Others:

You should not only study Aromatherapy to make your life beautiful but also that of others. For centuries, the use of Essential Oils have benefitted humans and now they are also regarded as an alternative therapy for many physical and mental ailments. So, if you can take a course on this, you will be able to help others who are in need of your knowledge and experience.

It Will Develop Your Career Further:

If you are into Naturopathy or similar practices, an Aromatherapy consultation can help you take your career to the next level. If used properly, the Essential Oils have huge therapeutic properties that can be used to promote health benefits. They give you a “feel good” sensation that is totally unmatched. In other words, a professional with hands on experience in Aromatherapy can enjoy a pretty affluent career in the modern world.

It Will Include Guidelines For Starting A Business:

A proper Aromatherapy course includes suggestions or guidelines to developing a business with the experience you have earned. You may even get your hands on expensive eBooks on Aromatherapy to increase your knowledge further. Thus, beginners should make an approach to create a unique career for the betterment of others as well as themselves.

Aromatherapy is a blessing in disguise. In the complicated world of today, you need the forces of Nature to work alongside traditional treatments. They promote the healing process without giving any side effect. So, be a part of this homecoming revolution and come back to your Mother to enhance your lives. Study Aromatherapy and make way for a healthy healing process.

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How To Make Natural Bath And Body Care Products

If Nature was a person, it would be sitting, crying in a corner by now. Mother Nature never wanted this world to be what it is. Smoke and pollution have become its ingredients and, artificiality is at its peak. Greenhouse gases are creating big holes in the atmosphere increasing global warming in the process. The polar ice caps are melting away like Spring snow and the beautiful trees are being sacrificed to provide luxury accommodation to the ever-growing population.

Nature did not desire the world to be like this!

It wanted us to live longer and healthier, even if we did not get the comfort, we would still have the convenience. Lives were supposed to be less stressful and bodies, not a strange exhibition of various ailments. But, we can’t change all that now or, can we?

According to specialists, if we turn to Nature again for our day-to-day deliverables, we would be getting its full support. To begin with, we can opt for a more natural lifestyle by using natural products, eat healthily and work out the extra toxins that are building up inside our bodies.

In this post, we are going to discuss how Mother Nature can help us make our own beauty and health products by shunning the extra chemicals that cause adverse effects on our skin.

Top 7 Natural Bath And Body Care Products

A refreshing bath after a long day at work is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You should take some time out to pamper yourselves so that you can join work the next day with renewed energy. Let us get an idea about the rejuvenating natural bath products that you can prepare at home.

Bath Salts
Have you ever heard of Epsom salt bath soak? It is quite stress-relieving and detoxifying, thus making it essential for the present generations. Considering the amount of stress we go through every single day, the natural bath can help us to a great extent. Also, it is useful to the skin if combined with aromatic agents. You can mix Jasmine and Lavender to calm your nerves, but use tangerine, orange or lemon to induce happiness.

Bath Milk
Natural bath preparations have been popular since the Roman era. And, scented bath milk is one of those techniques that are still used widely. It can be prepared using powdered milk, Epsom salts, Essential oils and flower petals. The ingredients may vary depending on an individual’s preferences but, these four basic substances remain on the list.

Bath Scrub

Essential oil bath scrubs are quite popular. The best thing about them is you can make them at home without spending a fortune. All you need are the right ingredients including the right Essential oils. While the rose petal and coconut scrub breathtaking and heavenly, the Cinnamon and Vanilla scrub is an apt holiday product. However, before you start preparing all these at home, you should opt for some professional advice from a certified aromatherapist. That will help you select the right materials as well as blend them in the right proportions.

Now, coming to the body and skin care, there are a few amazing recipes to make the best-quality natural products at home. However, it is best if you do not try these without the help of a professional aromatherapist.

Lip Balm
A variety of Essential oils like Tangerine, Lavender, Peppermint, and Vanilla can be used to make elegant lip balms at home. Grapefruit and Rose are also used to create highly tempting balms that not only look good but also feel real. This is not to say that the chemicals balms available in the market are unreal but, when Mother Nature touches your lips with her magic wand, you feel beautiful instantly.

Essential Oil Soaps
Be it washing your hands or dressing your wounds, you should always be careful about the kind of soap you use. Essential oil soaps are 100% natural, carrying almost all the useful properties of the ingredient oils, thus providing maximum protection against infection and ailments. Citrus, Tea Tree and Peppermint are the Essential oils used to make naturally healthy soaps.

Deodorant
Needless to say, the aromatic oils are best suited for making natural deodorants. The chemical deodorants available in the market are composed of several questionable ingredients that our bodies may not be quite friendly with. So, why not make your own deodorant at home? You can use a plethora of herbal oils for that purpose. Only you have to understand each one of them properly before blending.

Moisturizers
In the dry season, you cannot ignore the attractive promos that boast of a soft and glowing skin within few days. But, just think for once. What if you can actually make your own creams and lotions at home? Wouldn’t that be just awesome? Well, Essential oils like Clary Sage, Chamomile German, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Rosemary and more can be used to create exquisite aromatic creams and lotions for facial application. These natural products make you look younger and feel better as compared to the chemical substances that reduce the skin’s natural glow.

Even if the recipes of all the aforementioned products are found online, you have to put your faith on a certified aromatherapist to select the right one. In fact, it is better if you do not go for the online recipes and take in-person classes instead, to learn to make these products. Who knows, you may even start your own business in the future. That will be a brilliant way to spread the message of Nature. So, embrace the world of Nature and reap its benefits today.

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