Here are some ways that you can experience the aroma of the essential oils:
Aromatherapy - the aromas of essential oils and their different chemical composition contribute to their strong effect on the mental and physical condition of a person. Basil and Mint essential oils, for example, help increase energy, concentration and performance. Others, such as the essential oils of lavender and lemon balm, predispose to relaxation of the senses and body and better and more restful sleep. Some essential oils, such as St. John's wort, are used to improve mood and drive away gloomy thoughts.
For freshening and purifying the air at home or in the office. Essential oils have antibacterial properties, can be used to disinfect and freshen the air in various rooms, as well as vehicles. It is also possible to use essential oils for cleaning various surfaces, refreshing laundry, they are a great natural way to disinfect and are a natural aroma in home cosmetics.
In skin and hair care products - 100% pure natural essential oils can be added to enhance the effect. Due to the high concentration of essential oils, care should be taken of how much is used and it should be avoided using them in pure form directly on the skin. Exceptions are some oils that can target specific skin problems, such as lemon balm essential oil which has an excellent effect on herpes or lavender oil for acne and problem skin.
The best smelling essential oils:
Rose essential oil
Rose oil is extracted from Rosa Damascena plant and it is part of Rosaceae family. It is obtained from fresh flowers harvested early in the morning before 8 o'clock. The oil is extracted by steam distillation, and its yield is only 0.02 - 0.05% and that is the reason of why this oil is very expensive. The heat used in the distillation process is controlled very carefully, because if it is too high, it could affect the quality of the oil. The chemical composition of rose oil is one of the most complex and contains more than 300 known compounds, but its main chemical components are: citronellol, phenyl ethanol and geraniol.
Its aroma is delicate, but still long-lasting and intoxicating. It is believed that its main action is rejuvenating, as it activates the healing and regenerating processes in the skin. Its aroma is toning and refreshing.
Widely used in cosmetics, it helps to soften dry skin or soothe reddened and prone to irritation skin. Rose oil is believed to improve elasticity and have a beneficial effect on fine lines around the eyes.
How to use:
To flavor the premises - add 4-5 drops to the aroma lamp
Lavender oil is the most popular essential oils. It is extracted by steam distillation from the flowers of lavender plants. The reason lavender oil is one of the most preferred essential oils is that it has wonderful properties and it smells amazing. Lavender oil is used to removes scars and to make the skin balanced.
In addition to the calming effect, the scent of lavender makes us feel more confident, it raises our self-esteem and it makes us see ourselves from a different, more optimistic angle. From ancient times it is associated with purity, silence, devotion and caution.
Lavender essential oil has a light and fresh aroma with woody undertones and a slightly sharp and long-lasting aroma. Suppresses headache pain, helps with insomnia and relieves muscle pain.
Lemon balm is considered to be the number one herb when it comes to fighting nerves. But in this aspect, lavender is definitely not far behind. With its tonic and soothing properties, it makes the body instantly relax, has an extremely beneficial effect on the nervous system and supports performance.
The name of the plant comes from Latin and literally translated means "washing", "purifying". The ancients used lavender oil for bathing and hence the name lavender. With its fresh, warm and at the same time sharp aroma, the plant captivates you as soon as you smell it.
How to use:
To flavor the premises - 3-5 drops of lavender oil for a room size of 15 square meters
Mint essential oil is familiar to most of the people. Almost everyone likes it. Its aroma is very intense and much more concentrated than most of the essential oils obtained after steam distillation.
In solutions with low concentration, it is has fresh, mint aroma and raises the tone. It is a favorite during Christmas and New Year holidays. But that doesn't stop it from being used for the rest of the year.
Mint essential oil contains menthol. It causes a feeling of coolness and the use of this oil (in small quantities) in a body spray or even in a diffuser can help you cool down. Menthol is also known to relieve tension and headaches, as well as muscle pain.
If mint oil seems a little more intense than necessary, you can try combining it with sage essential oil.
From an emotional point of view, peppermint oil is stimulating. It is good to include in combinations that aim to increase endurance and alertness. It is also considered an aphrodisiac.
How to use:
To flavor the premises - 3-4 drops for a room size of 15 square meters
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