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Aromatherapy - Aroma Essential Oils and their benefits

What is Aromatherapy - Aroma Essential Oils and Their Benefits


Aromatherapy is practice of using Aroma essential oils that are extracted from flowers, leaves, bark, seeds, roots and other parts of plant or herb.  Aromatherapy is used to the enhance psychological and physical well-being of an individual.

Aroma Essential oils are use in two ways: They are either inhaled to stimulate the Brain function or are applied externally through which it is absorbed through the bloodstream and promote body well being. Aromatherapy is gaining momentum with its beneficial uses that helps in pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function other than beautification.

Sandalwood, Lemon, Neroli, Bergamot, Basil, Rosemary, Clary Sage or Sage, Lavender, Tea tree, Patchouli, Geranium and Chamomile are widely used all around the world. The price of the aroma essential oil depends on the method of extraction.

We are listing down few Aroma  Essential oils with their properties and benefits:

Sandalwood Aroma Essential Oil: The Botanical name of sandalwood is  Santalum album. It is extracted through Steam Distillation method and is Clear with a Yellow Tinge.

The consistency: of the Sandalwood aroma essential oil is Medium to Thick

The Fragrance can be described as  Rich, sweet, fragrant yet delicate, woody, floral. Sandalwood Oil  can be used for  Bronchitis, chapped skin, depression, dry skin, laryngitis, leucorrhoea, oily skin, scars, sensitive skin, stress, stretch marks.

Benefits of Sandalwood Aroma Essential oil:

  • Sandalwood essential oil is anti-inflammatory in nature and helps scar tissue heal faster. So it is majorly used in cosmetics and skincare.
  • Sandalwood essential oil is a natural calmative and relaxation agent and thus soothe mind and body both.
  • Sandalwood essential oil helps soften skin by increasing and restoring its ability to retain moisture.
  • Sandalwood essential oil can be used in Facemasks, Scrubs and for massaging combined with carrier oils.
  • For acne, pimples and blackheads, Mix 3-7 drops of sandalwood essential oil + 1 tsp. Turmeric powder + 1 tsp. Rose water. Apply a thin layer of the paste and leave it on for thirty minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and follow up with a moisturizer.
  • You can even add a few drops to your moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

Lemon Aroma Essential oil

The Botanical name of Lemon is Citrus limon and is extracted through Cold Pressed/Expressed method. The colour of Lemon essential oil is Pale Yellow to Deep Yellow with Thin consistency and Strong aroma. Aroma of the Lemon essential oil is similar to fresh lemon rinds except richer and more concentrated. Lemon Essential Oil can be used  for Athlete's foot, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, skin spots, and warts.

Benefits of Lemon Aroma Essential oil:

  • Lemon essential oil works as an Antiseptic, Antiviral and Antibacterial agent.
  • Inhaling Lemon essential oil through steam helps recovery from Cold, Cough, Throat infection and Flu.
  • Lemon essential oil extracted from Cold compressed method of lemon peel also known as Lemon peel essential oil  cannot be used for external usage on skin because of its photo toxic properties.

Basil Aroma Essential oil

Botanical name of Basil essential oil is Ocimum basilicum which is extracted through Steam Distillation method and has Clear colour and thin consistency. The Fragrance can be described as Sweet, herbaceous, liquorice-like and slightly camphorous.

Basil essential Oil  can be used to treat Bronchitis, colds, coughs, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, insect bites, as insect repellent, muscle aches, rheumatism and sinusitis.

Benefits of Basil Aroma Essential oil:

  • Basil is best known for its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, and thus is used for spasms and as pain reliever.
  • Basil oil tones scalp and promotes hair growth and relieves headaches.

Geranium Aroma Essential oil

Botanical Name of Geranium Essential oil is Pelargonium graveolens and is extracted through Steam distillation method. The Color of Geranium Essential oil ranges in color from Clear to Amber and has thin consistency and very strong aroma. The aroma of Geranium can be described as Sweet, Floral, Fruity and fresh. Geranium Essential Oil can be used for Acne, cellulites, dull skin, lice, menopause, and oily skin.

Benefits of Geranium Aroma Essential Oil:

Geranium Essential Oil is used for lifting spirits and easing nervous tension. It is believed to be releasing negativity and memories.

Patchouli Aroma Essential Oil

  • Pogostemon cablinis the Botanical name of Patchouli Essential oil which is extracted through Steam Distillation method. The consistency is thick to medium and the aroma can be described as Rich, Earthy and Woody.
  • Patchouli Aroma Essential Oil is used for Acne, athlete's foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellent, mature skin, oily skin and relieving stress.

Benefits of Patchouli Aroma Essential Oil:

  • Patchouli essential oil is great for reducing anxiety, stress and depression and has balancing effect on emotions.
  • Fights Cellulite if massaged regularly, and also even outs the skin tone.
  • Treats Dandruff and can be used as Natural insect repellent.

Chamomile Arom Essential Oil

Anthems nobilis is the Botanical name for chamomile Essential oil which is extracted through Steam Distillation method and is pal blue in color. The Aroma of Chamomile Essential Oil can be described as Bright, crisp, sweet, fruity and Herb like. Chamomile Essential Oil can be used to treat allergies, arthritis, boils, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress and wounds.

Benefits of Chamomile Aroma Essential Oil:

  • Chamomile is Anti depressant and Anti inflammatory in nature and thus lifts spirits and works wonders for skin.
  • Chamomile can be used if you’re suffering from Insomnia, simply add few drops of essential oil on your pillow or inhale.
  • For sensitive skin, dilute one drop of chamomile with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, like sweet almond, and dab on skin.

Bergamot Aroma Essential Oil

The Botanical name of Bergamot Essential oil is Citrus bergamia, extracted through Cold pressed and Steam Distillation Method. The color is either golden or green and has very thin consistency. The Aroma can be described as Fresh, citrusy with a hint of floral.

Benefits of Bergamot Aroma Essential Oil:

Bergamot Essential Oil is used for Depression and Anxiety.
Put 5 drops of Bergamot oil on a dry washcloth and place this on your chest while taking a hot shower. Inhale the vapors and feel the positive energy charge up your body. It calms and releases Depression, nervousness and anxiety.

Rosemary Essential Oil:

Botanical Name of Rosemary Essential Oil is Rosmarinus officinalis which is extracted through Steam Distillation method. The Color is clear while the consistency is thin. The Aroma can be described as Fresh, herbaceous, sweet and slightly medicinal.

Rosemary Essential Oil can be used for Aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, hair care, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism and Hair growth.

Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil:

  • Rosemary Essential oil is antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral in nature.
  • It is used for promoting Hair growth and adds shine to hair.
  • Rosemary Essential oil helps keeps the mind alert, improves concentration and focusing power.

Tea Tree Essential oil

Tea Tree Essential oil is known as Melaleuca alternifolia which is extracted through Steam Distillation method. It has clear to yellow tinge and has thin consistency. The Aroma can be described as medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herb like.

Tea Tree Oil can be used for Acne, athlete's foot, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, warts and whooping cough.

Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil:

  • Tea Tree oil is best known for its Antiseptic properties and treats acne, pimples, and Dandruff. Also stimulates Hair growth.
  • If inhaled it cures cough and cold, sinusitis and migraine.

Other than this Lavender, Peppermint and Neroli works wonder for Hair, skin and Psychological well being.

These days many Aromatic Candles are available in the market, if you want to follow Aromatherapy for Psychological well being. You can light a candle in a corner of the room or even use essential oils in diffuser. Aromatherapy benefits can also be gained by either inhaling the aroma of the essential oil or by application with carrier oil to the affected area. Also make sure that direct application can be harmful to the skin. Do not follow Aromatherapy if you are expecting.

Do you use Aromatherapy too? Do drop you comments.

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