Are you thinking about using essential oils? Are you unsure what this aromatherapy option is all about? Are you confused with all of the essential oils on the market? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re not alone. There are many essential oils to choose from. Not only are there different scents, but you’ll find many different brands. Today I’m going to share some of the basics of essential oils to help you learn more about this aromatherapy option.
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oils are the scent of a plant extracted. Some would say it’s the flavor and scent of a particular plant that’s been extracted to provide you with a liquid, otherwise known as an oil, format. Essential oils are pulled from the plants using a cold-press, machine, or distillation process. How essential oils are extracted will depend on which brand is extracting them for use by consumers.
It’s important to know that essential oils that are extracted or created using a chemical process aren’t considered true essential oils.
Why Essential Oils?
Essential oils were quite popular in ancient times, and back then they probably had to take hours upon hours to extra the perfect amount of essential oils to truly help. Now in our advanced day of age, many people have started to use essential oils for many reasons. Essential oils can be blended to create a magical aromatherapy experience to help with anxiety, stress, memory loss and so many other ailments we face in our everyday life.
What Essential Oils do I use?
This is a difficult decision for many beginners. With such a wide range of essential oils to choose from, knowing which ones to choose can be difficult at first. That’s why I’m going to share an extensive series of essential oils, to help you make the best choice for a calmer, healthier, and happier life.
The basic guide to knowing what essential oils to use is to know which essential oils and essential oil blends help with certain things. For example, if you’re looking to clear up congestion, using eucalyptus essential oil as a shower melt will help alleviate your congestion symptoms. Some people use lavender essential oil, one of my favorites, to relax before bed or during a stressful day.
The list of essential oils is so extensive that you’ll really have to try your hand at different essential oils to get the right blend for your needs. One thing to note is that you shouldn’t use peppermint essential oils nor eucalyptus essential oils near the face of your child or infant. While essential oils can help both adults and children, it’s important to test each out to ensure neither has an allergic reaction to the properties.
In conclusion, essential oils are a natural way to help reduce everyday symptoms of anxiety or stress as well as common cold symptoms such as congestion with ease. The natural properties of essential oils will make you feel more confident about treating symptoms without having to consume any prescription or over the counter man-made chemicals.