by Masood Mahmood
The history of essential oils goes way back to a time where Ancient Egypt is known to be the place where the use of essential oils first started. Egyptians would grow plants and extract their oils to use in cosmetics and medicines.
Even in Roman times, aromatic baths using essential oils were believed to be great for the health and the overall betterment of the skin.
The use of the term ‘aromatherapy’ was first introduced by a French chemist back in 1937. After receiving a burn he decided to use lavender oil as a remedy, which worked like a miracle.
In the late ’70s and early ’80s, usage of essential oils started becoming increasingly popular, and today it’s used in medicines, perfumes and many other purposes.
Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, or just the name of the plant they’re extracted from. The term essential denotes the fact that they contain the essence of whichever plant they’re extracted from, along with all its benefits and fragrance.
There are many different essential oils available, all with various interests and aromas. Some of the common ones are Lavender Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Rosemary Oil, Lemon Oil, and so many more.
Essential oils can primarily be used in three ways. The first one is through inhaling, the second is through an application on the skin, and the third is by ingesting. Within these three primary methods, there are different ways through which you can use the essential oils, depending on your desired outcome and the condition you are trying to remedy.
We’ll look into different ways of using these three methods that we’ve named above, separately:
Inhalation of essential oils can be done through:
Skin application can also be made through several ways that we’ll be covering below:
Essential oils are extracted from different plants and flowers and they all have somewhat different uses and benefits. In this section, we’ll be looking into what some of these essential oils do:
Although aromatherapy using essential oils may not provide a cure for diseases, it still works well enough to help you overcome many challenging conditions. And it also provides a lot of support for your ongoing medical treatments.
Furthermore, through aromatherapy, essential oils have been known to reduce feelings of nausea, anxiety, agitation, and depression. These natural oils also contribute to relaxing pains like headaches, migraines and muscle spasms.
Menstrual problems, menopausal problems, and problems like hair loss, eczema, and many others, can also benefit with the use of essential oils.
Essential oils are one of the great gifts of nature to mankind. They’ve been used for a very long time as some of our best natural resources to make medicines, perfumes and many other beneficial products.
Although they have amazing healing properties, it is also important to make sure that we don’t overuse these oils, because anything in excess can prove to be dangerous, no matter how natural it is. Therefore, make sure that you incorporate the use of essential oils in your everyday schedule following a sensible plan.
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