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The Aroma therapy is an ancient science that promotes natural health. In aroma therapy various herbs and fragrant essential oils (pleasant smelling scents) are utilized to treat a person. The aromatherapy is a type of complementary therapy and treatment is aimed to help body’s own natural ability to maintain balance and heal. About 150 different essential oils with various therapeutic properties are used to treat and prevent various disease conditions. The medicinal property and aroma of the oils relaxes and rejuvenates mind and body.
The core of aromatherapy is essential oils (life force of the plants) that are basically derived from the extraction of various plants, flowers, trees, fruits, bark, seeds etc. this pure extract are volatile and can evaporate within short time, however they can be easily mixed with alcohol and vegetable oils like olive oil, apricot oil, and almond oil.
Use and benefits of aromatherapy
Most essential oils
- Provides great relaxation and stress relief with over all wellness
- Rejuvenates body and calms the soul
- Enhances immunity
Essential oils had been found greatly useful as pain reliever, especially in case of cancer patient also during labor and after heart surgeries
The various therapeutic properties of essential oil are widely used to reduce inflammation and treat diseases including
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Sinusitis -Lung congestion
- Mouth ulcers
- Wound healing
- Anxiety disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Migraine- headache
- Varicose veins
- Skin conditions –herpes and also to improve hair conditions
The essential oils should be used under the direction of professional therapist. They are diluted by adding carrier such as vegetable oils\alcohol and then used as massage oil, alternately oils can be added in bath water or shower or as a spray in the room. Now a day’s various aroma candles are also available. Many essential oils are used in vaporizer as a refresher in offices, homes and spas and repelling the insects also
It is important to use only pure and natural oil to have maximum desired result. However, use of aroma oil should be done under the guidance of aroma therapist to avoid unwanted side effects.
Mix equal amounts of Cucumber juice and Lime juice and apply them to your face before taking bath; wait for at least 10 mins. Your complexion will improve.