Some words about aromatherapy at home.
The material details the types and methods of aromatherapy at home. What for this
it is possible to use adaptations, and on what rules the health-improving procedure
is spent. Also described are methods of using aromatic essential oils. Specific
practical recommendations and advice of specialists on the use of aromatic lamps
and inhalers are given.
Aromatherapy: what is it?
Aromateratia is one of the methods of phytotherapy, based on the use of natural
essential oils, which enter the body through the respiratory tract (inhalation,
inhalation) and through the pores of the skin (massage, baths, compresses,
cosmetic enrichment). This is a completely natural way of maintaining a high
psycho-emotional and physical state of a person. Currently, many women are
interested in aromatherapy: what is it is described in detail in special textbooks and
women's fashion magazines.
The art of healing with aromatic constituents of plants originated in prehistoric
times, when people used various resins, balsams and gums as sources of incense,
knowledge about which accumulated and passed down from generation to
Types and methods of aromatherapy at home
The methods of aromatherapy, associated with the sense of smell and respiratory
organs, allow you to work the fastest.
Olfaction plays an important role in our life. When the air is inhaled, odor
molecules enter the olfactory epithelium and, through special receptors,
information about the smell very quickly enters the brain.
The brain departments that process this information are closely related to many
internal systems, which allows using the aroma oils to affect the physical and
psychoemotional state of a person.
The methods, which include respiratory aromatherapy, associated with the sense of
smell and respiratory organs, include the following: aroma lamp, aroma-kettle,
aromatic fireplace, reed diffuser.
It is a special device designed for the evaporation of essential oil with water, which
results in aromatherapy at home. In the upper part there is a water tank, in the
lower part there is a heating device (a candle or an electric lamp). The capacity is
filled with water and 2-8 drops of essential oil are added. The water heats up and
evaporates along with the essential oil, so the room is filled with aroma.
Before using aromatic oils with the device, it is necessary to read the instructions
to the device.
These devices can be divided into several groups:
evaporating essential oils with water;
Spraying essential oils by mixing with air;
Spraying oils with ultrasound.
Pulverizer, sprayer. These devices use aromatic water, which is prepared as
follows: in 1 liter of boiled cold water dissolve 1 tablespoon of alcohol or vodka
and 5-20 drops of essential oil. Shake the mixture well before spraying. Spray
several times a day.
Hot inhalation. In a container pour 1 liter of hot, freshly boiled water, add 2-6
drops of essential oil. Then you need to cover with a towel, close your eyes and
inhale the vapor for 10 minutes. The procedure can be carried out 1-3 times a day.
Course - 3-7 days. After hot inhalation, you can not supercool.
Inhalation with essential oils, carried out in full accordance with the instructions,
as a rule, does not cause a negative reaction of the body. However, dosage and
duration of use should be observed.
Individual perfumes. As individual therapeutic spirits are used individual essential
oils: jasmine, ylang-ylang, patchouli, neroli, iris, mimosa, rose and others.
Pure essential oil is applied to traditional places of application of perfume: behind
the ear, on the neck, forearm, jugular fossa.
You can also make compositions of essential oils. To do this, use a mixture of base
oil and essential oils (they can be from 3 to 5). For a base oil, it is better to use
jojoba oil, grape seeds, ordinary or sweet almonds, because they have the ability to
be stored for a long time, are neutral by smell and they combine different aromas
well, making up a bouquet. In 10-20 ml of base oil, add 10-30 drops of essential
oils. Add oil gradually, to watch how it changes. The composition should have
essential oils of varying degrees of volatility, so that the fragrance of perfume
changes with time.
Modern science has proved that essential oils, unquestionably, have a strong effect
on a person. It turns out that some components of essential oils have a hormone-
like structure that allows them to interfere with the psychophysical functions of the
And essential oils-aphrodisiacs have the ability to influence the pituitary gland and
cause the formation of endorphins. It is the endorphins that aggravate sexual
desires, cause euphoria and, in addition, have an anesthetic effect. The action of
natural aphrodisiacs is not limited only to the exciting effect, they are very delicate
and smoothly regulate the nervous and endocrine systems, are effective in frigidity
and impotence, make up vital energy, remove toxins.