Essential Info on Essential Oils

The moms in the car line are buzzing about it. You’re getting invites to home parties selling it. You’ve even seen it displayed at your local health club. What’s the deal with essential oils all of the sudden? Haven’t they been around since the ’70s? Yes. In fact, they’ve been around since Aristotle and Hippocrates’ time. Even the Black Plague patients in the 1300s were treated with essential oils. But western medicine is finally catching up with the rest of the world.

 

In fact, legitimate medical outlets are now studying and recognizing the impact of essential oils on our health. Consider this post from The National Cancer Institute, added to their site in June 2018:

 

“The effects of aromatherapy are theorized to result from the binding of the chemical components in the essential oil to the receptors in the olfactory bulb, impacting the brain’s emotional center, the limbic system. Topical application of aromatic oils may exert antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.”

 

When to Use Them

Medical maladies with the potential to be alleviated by essential oils include the following:

 

         Anxiety

         Depression

         Headaches

         Lymphatic circulation

         Skin health and improved appearance

         Wound healing

         Enhanced immune systems

         Chronic muscle and joint aches

         Repetitive movement injuries

         Arthritis and rheumatism

         Muscle spasms

         Chronic pain

         Nausea

         Inflammation

         ADHD

         Asthma and breathing disorders

         Insomnia

         Low energy

 

More Than the Diffuser?

While most people tend to use essential oils in a diffuser to scent a room, there are many delivery vehicles people use to benefit from essential oils:

 

         Added to a massage oil

         Steam inhalation

         Added to a bath

         Added to a topical facial cream or body lotion

 

The key to using essential oils is ensuring that they are diluted and mixed properly, factoring in the age of the person you are treating with them, and the weight and size of the person. All responsible essential oil sellers will provide the correct dilution information for use.

 

If you are interested in learning more, or even getting certified in essential oils, the governing bodies include The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) (www.naha.org/) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (www.alliance-aromatherapists.org). The NAHA’s ultimate goal is to standardize aromatherapy certification in the United States.

 

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