Essential Info on Essential OilsPosted on
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:
∙ 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
∙ Asthma and breathing disorders
∙ 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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