Essential oils have been associated with aromatherapy for a very long time. They are well-known for their fragrances, but there a lot more to explore in this aromatic world of essential oils. They are widely used for making perfumes, colognes, and other products that help to stimulate our sense of smell.
Essential oils consist of various complex compounds that create different aromas and health benefits. Aromatherapy can prove to be highly effective in elevating the mood and making you feel relaxed as the fragrance is closely related to memory, emotions, and stress response centers of our brain.
Nowadays, the popularity of essential oils has increased. They are widely known for their ability to stimulate our olfactory system, i.e., the system responsible for sensing the smell. What makes these oils so special is their composition! Every single drop of an essential oil consists of hundreds of different chemical constituents such as terpenes, esters, alcohols, aldehydes, phenols, oxides, and many more. These chemicals are safe for external use.
Scientific studies claim that these chemical constituents demonstrate properties of being highly anti-bacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, stress relieving, and rich in anti-oxidants.
Considering the various properties, these oils can be used not only aromatically but also topically. They are an excellent supplement to support your body's health mechanism and to ensure your overall well-being.
One of the easiest ways to practice aromatherapy is by inhaling the aroma of the oil. It can be performed directly by putting 2- 3 drops of oil on the palms, cover the nose and mouth and inhale.
A more effective way of essential oils is to use an aromatherapy diffuser. It is a spray that can be used to disperse essential oil into the air. There is a wide range of diffusers that are available in the market. There are simple evaporative diffusers, ultrasonic or nebulizing diffusers. Simple evaporative diffusers are those diffusers which disperse the aromatic constituents of oil in the air to create a pleasant vibe. Ultrasonic or nebulizing diffusers, on the other hand, are those diffusers that use ultrasonic vibrations to transform the oil into a fine mist that is dispersed in the room, creating a relaxing atmosphere. It is considered to be very effective for intensive therapeutic uses.