Aromatic oils — their properties, types and uses
Aromatic oils — These are great helpers in everyday life. With the help of aromatherapy, you can significantly improve your health, reduce pain, calm the nervous system, fill the air in your home with great smell, improve the condition of your face and body, and even help a man subdue a woman due to the qualities of aphrodisiac.
Natural aromatic oils can be bought only in limited places. Unfortunately, many manufacturers like to make low-quality fakes, the use of which not only does not give the desired effect, but also can harm.
It is necessary to use aromatic oils with care, being afraid of an allergy or individual intolerance of this product. Contraindications, in addition to these two factors, aromatic oils do not have. You can verify their effectiveness by reading reviews about them, as well as adopting our article, in which you will find a lot of useful information.
Acquaintance with aromatic oils would be reasonable to start with acquaintance with existing species. With this, perhaps, let’s start.
As already mentioned, there are many types of aromatic oils, most of which you can easily purchase in a pharmacy, online store or even make yourself. Natural aromatic oils usually have a pleasant and pronounced odor, as well as a thick oily consistency. If you use a mixture of oils, rather than single means, then their action will be much more effective.
So let’s consider the most popular and effective types of aromatic oils at the moment.
Aromatic lavender oil is characterized by the almost complete lack of color. The consistency it can be called flowing and light, and its aroma gives a floral notes. The main charm of this oil is that it goes well with any other aromatic oils.
Due to its therapeutic properties, this tool helps to improve tissue regeneration, normalize blood circulation, and also reduce blood pressure.
Lavender aromatic oil is used mainly in cosmetology as a means to improve the properties of the skin, as well as a mask for hair.
Aromatic mint oil is used as an additive for the bathroom or sauna. In addition, it is excellent as a soothing oil. Often with its help doing relaxing massages.
In general, peppermint oil can be suitable for absolutely any case, starting with the use of cold and cold symptoms as a treatment, and ending with using it in combination with other oils to give the air in the house a special aroma.
The smell of mint aromatic oil can act soothingly on the human psyche, as well as act as an anesthetic for headaches.
At home, aromatic orange oil is used for skin care, and it is also often used in blends of essential oils for the bathroom. It easily tones the skin, nourishes and moisturizes it, and also helps get rid of acne, blackheads and black spots.
Its use as a massage oil against cellulite is most effective. Anti-cellulite massage with such a tool will bring you results much faster than the popular products purchased at beauty stores.
To refresh the premises, this oil is also often used. As a result, the room is filled with an unsurpassed orange flavor. In addition, orange aromatic oil is very often mixed with lemon oil, creating an indescribable aromatic citrus composition.
Aromatic rose oil is often used for aroma lamps, and also add it to the composition of aromatic candles. Taking a bath with rose oil will allow you to relax and soothe the nervous system, as well as moisturize the skin and give it an unsurpassed fragrance.
A set of floral aromatic oils, including rose and lavender oil, can be a great gift for a girl or woman who loves to care for her body and skin.
Rose oil acts as a sedative, and if you do massage with this oil before bed, it will help make the sleep strong and healthy, and awakening — easy and productive. You can get rid of irritation and tension, get out of depression and start noticing how beautiful the world around you is, and all this is due to the aroma of rose oil, which, by the way, is often added to perfumes. Due to these qualities, aromatic rose oil is often compared to ylang-ylang oil, which is similar to its properties. However, ylang-ylang oil is more commonly used as a hair care product.
The composition of the aromatic oil of coffee includes a small amount of caffeine, which helps to tone up the skin, tighten its pores and improve circulation. Very often, the smell of coffee bean oil is used as a stimulant. In addition, this oil can increase appetite, so people who dream of losing weight should not use it.
Aromatic coffee oil is a wonderful anti-depressant, and also helps to solve many problems with the stomach. It is often used to repel insects in the summertime, as they do not tolerate harsh odors. In combination with coffee oil, citrus oils are used to make the effect more noticeable.
This oil can also be used for the treatment of rhinitis, for relaxing massages, as well as for aromatic baths. It will give the skin a light coffee and vanilla aroma, which you will enjoy for several hours in a row.
Eucalyptus aromatic oil is mainly used for health. It can cure rhinitis, cough, nasal congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis and sore throat. This tool is often included in the composition of pharmaceutical tablets, lozenges and syrups for colds and coughs, as it has an antimicrobial effect.
Due to regular rubbing of the chest and back with eucalyptus aromatic oil, it is possible to strengthen the immune system, as well as to prevent the development of colds.
Many often confuse essential and aromatic oils, considering them to be one and the same means, however, there are significant differences:
- Essential oils have a healing effect in their majority, as they are created from plants. As for aromatic oils, only some of them are able to get rid of various diseases. Most of the aromatic oils are created in laboratories in order to impart flavor to a particular subject or as an aromatic base for other oils.
- The price of the essential oil is much higher than the aromatic one, since the process of making the first one is much more complicated.
- As part of the aromatic oil a lot of fatty component, which is why on the fabric and paper are greasy stains. In essential oil, at least fat, so it does not stain.
- Aromatic oils are much easier to fake than essential.
As for the appearance, the essential and aromatic oils practically do not differ in their consistency, which is why they are easy to confuse, if you do not feel the smell.
Aromatic oils can be made at home if you do not trust pharmacies and shops. You can prepare the oil from almost any plant, using some of its components, which need to be collected in a certain period. If you are going to use leaves and flowers, as well as any other part that is not underground, then the collection of plants should be carried out at the time when it blooms. The roots can be collected in the fall, and the fruits — only when they are fully ripe.
The process of making aromatic oil at home is as follows:
- Take about twenty grams of the plant, on the basis of which you are going to make butter, and rinse them thoroughly.
- To dry the plants do not need, they must be fresh.
- Fold the plant in a convenient container and fill it with base oil. As such oil you can use olive or refined sunflower.
- Leave the aromatic oil to infuse for six weeks, occasionally shaking the contents of the container.
- After the required time, it is necessary to filter the oil thoroughly so that it does not have pieces of the plant. For this it is better to use gauze.
- Squeeze out the filtered plant, and pour the aromatic oil into beautiful and comfortable bottles.
Store homemade aromatic oil should only be in the refrigerator. If you are going to use it for massage, then you need to warm up some oil in a water bath.
In general, as you can see, there is nothing difficult in making aromatic oil at home. The main thing is to collect the raw materials correctly, and you can handle the rest very easily. The video below will tell you in detail about the types of oils and their purpose.