June 4, 2023

Creating a Pure and Healthy Home: Using Essential Oils for Cleaning and Freshening

Aromatherapy essential oils are highly concentrated essences of aromatic plants. Oils are found in different parts of plants, such as flowers, twigs, leaves, bark, or fruit rinds. For example, it is found in flowers in the case of roses, in the leaves in the case of basil, in the wood of sandalwood, and so on.

Essential oils have many uses, but one of the most popular today is aromatherapy. Each of the organic Essential Oils India used in aromatherapy can be used alone or in combination to achieve the desired effect. Before using pure essential oils as part of an aromatherapy treatment, it is important to understand the effects of oils and how aromatherapy works.

Aromatherapy is the art of using these oils to promote healing of the body and mind. The methods used to extract the oil are time consuming, expensive and require a high level of expertise. Essential oils can be extracted using a variety of methods, some of which are not commonly used today. Currently, the most widely used extraction method is steam distillation. To extract the essential oils, the plant material is placed in a still (much like a pressure cooker) where pressurized steam passes through the plant material. The heat of the steam causes the oil droplets on the plant to burst and the oil evaporates. Essential oil vapors and vapors pass through the top of the still into water-cooled pipes where the vapor condenses back into a liquid. At this point, the essential oils will separate from the water and float to the top. This is a process best left to the professionals.

Did you know that it takes over 220 pounds of rose petals to produce 4-5 teaspoons of oil? Did you know that it takes over 8 million jasmine flowers to produce just 2 pounds of jasmine essential oil? Pure essential oils are expensive because they require large amounts of plant material, but are very effective. You only need to apply a few drops at a time to get the desired effect. Diffuse this oil over an electric or tea light oil burner.

How essential oils work
Essential oils have an immediate effect on the sense of smell, also known as “olfaction.” Inhaling essential oils stimulates olfactory receptor cells and sends impulses to the emotional center or “limbic system” of the brain. The limbic system is connected to areas of the brain associated with memory, breathing, and blood circulation, as well as to the endocrine glands that control hormone levels in the body. The properties of the oils, along with their fragrance and their effects, determine the stimulation of these systems.

When essential oils are used in massage oils, they are not only inhaled but also absorbed through the skin. They penetrate tissues and enter the bloodstream, where they are transported to the organs and systems of the body. Because essential oils typically have a different rate of absorption between 20 minutes and 2 hours, a bath or shower immediately after massage is not recommended to ensure maximum absorption and effectiveness.

Different essential oils have different effects on the nervous system, such as energizing, calming, calming, relieving headaches, balancing, insomnia, and more. Let’s look specifically at oils known to promote stress reduction.

Amber essential oil is known to harmonize and balance and provide a soothing effect to the body.

Basil essential oil has a soothing effect.

Basil Holly Essential Oil is best known for its anti-stress properties.

Bergamot essential oil balances the mind and increases happiness.

Chamomile Blue essential oil is relaxing and soothing.

Clary Sage essential oil is renowned for its ability to soothe and relax the mind and muscles.

Jasmine essential oil provides a restful and restful sleep.

Lavender (French) essential oil is a must for relaxation and calming.

Lime essential oil clears the mind and removes emotional turmoil.

Mandarin Red Essential Oil is best for relieving stress, tension, insomnia and anxiety.

Myrrh essential oil may contribute to calming the nerves and promoting a sense of calm.

Palmarosa essential oil is famous as a stress reliever. It also clears the mind and soothes the senses.

Rosemary essential oil soothes anxiety while stimulating the mind.

Rosewood essential oil can help relieve fatigue, tension and stress.

Tangerine essential oil can help relieve stress and tension due to its calming properties on the nervous system.

Thyme essential oil calms the nervous system and reduces anxiety and stress.

While no one will ever make solid medical claims about essential oils, aromatherapy has been practiced for centuries with compelling results. Many essential oils can be used in aroma oil burners, mixed with carrier oils, mixed with bath and body products, or in warm baths. The essentials are pure oils, so you should always be vigilant.