Anxiety can inflict its horrible symptoms on people of any age. Anxiety comes in all different forms including social, panic attacks, or simply an inability to cope with the stress and hectic schedule of a busy work day. Anxiety raising the heart rate, causes mental fatigue, and it is overall dangerous to one’s physical health.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils, plant materials, and other natural oils and substances for their aromatic properties. Aromas can heal, and that is the purpose of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy can also be used to describe the application of aromatic oils and rubs directly to the skin to alleviate pain.
Essential oils can also be called volatile oils. This simply means that they are extremely aromatic in especially small quantities. The oil can come from flowers, herbs and other plant matter. They disperse easily into the atmosphere, and if you leave a bottle of essential oil uncapped, it will evaporate.
Are you confused by the many different electric essential oil diffusers there are to purchase? Any search for aromatherapy diffusers at some online retail website like Amazon reveals hundreds of products to choose from. How do you know which one to purchase? There are a few things you should look for to make sure you are getting a quality product.
Essential oils are actually extracts from certain plants, trees, and fruits using a technique called distillation. Since plants contain such a small amount of extract, several pounds of plants are needed to provide a small bottle to consumers.
The essential oils are then refined and distilled and packaged in containers that help maintain the scent and fragrance for a good amount of time. The following is a list of treatments and extract procedures that produce the essential oils for our use in aromatherapy or creams.
The use of frankincense, cedarwood, juniper berry and myrrh for mummification goes back more than 5,000 years. As early as 3,500 BC, the ancient Egyptians used those herbs to preserve royalty in a quest for immortality. Those same Egyptians also burned incense to honor their many gods.
Some essential oils can last up to 3 years and should always be stored in dark colored glass containers. Most oils will last at least 1 year, except for citrus oils, which begin to lose their potency after 6 months. That is why it is a good idea to keep blank adhesive labels handy so you can write your purchase date on your essential oil bottles.
Rosemary is a stimulating essential oil that helps you focus and maintain proper concentration to better information retrieval. Burning rosemary in your home, office, or dorm room can rejuvenate tired muscles and help soothe weary feet from a hard day’s work. It allows you to think clearly while studying or analyzing paperwork at work.
From just a few days of using the essential oils in aromatherapy during your day’s stressful events will help you immediately lose the stress and continue to focus on the work or study material.
Although memory can fade, the essential oils can help your memory return. Short term memory and long term memory will slowly return to you. You will feel sharper and full of energy.
Removing stress from your life is also an important way to help your memory return. The essential oils in aromatherapy will help remove the stress from your mind and body which is better for your health.
Try using a little rosemary the next time you feel stressed and unable to relax. You will start to feel refreshed from just a few days of aromatherapy.
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You can benefit from essential oils a number of ways. They can be applied directly to your skin, they can be ingested in some applications, and you can benefit by their healing properties through your sense of smell. To release the wonderful aroma in essential oils, burners and diffusers are the 2 most popular methods.
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Scents can trigger pleasing and not so pleasurable reactions in human beings. So aromatherapy can play an important role in setting a romantic mood. Romance is very sensual, appealing to all 5 of your senses. This includes your sense of smell, which even King Solomon of 3,000 years ago understood could be aroused for romantic purposes.