Aromatherapy essential oils
Aromatherapy applies essential oils and butters in a therapeutic way to mend physical and psychological stresses or wounds. It has been used for millennia; the first time it was recorded was in ancient Egypt. It later traveled all the way to Persia and from Persia to Greece and Rome, where it stopped traveling for a while, and died out a little bit during the Dark Ages. After the Dark Ages, the use of aromatherapy was back, and stayed for good, as people began noticing the good effects it had on their bodies.
Uses of aromatherapy oils
Now that you know a little bit about the history of aromatherapy, let’s get in to some ways aromatherapy is used around the world:
Diffuser: You can use any InterBio essential oil that you’d like, and diffuse it throughout your space using any kind of diffuser that suits your needs. Some of these methods include: Nebulizing diffusers, Ultrasonic/ Humidifying diffusers, Evaporative diffusers, Heat diffusers; etc...
To use these, just apply any essential oil that you’d like (some diffusers need water added as well), and enjoy the beautiful effects of the oil.
Massage: When using massage and aromatherapy combined, you are adding the effects of the massage touch to the benefits of InterBio’s essential oils into one amazing therapy! Many essential oils are known to feel warm on the skin, and are an amazing addition to massages. Others are anti-inflammatory and natural pain relievers, adding a super-boost to your massage.
Inhalation: The inhalation method is usually used when treating ailments that affect your nasal or throat areas. This method simply consists of dispersing a couple of drops of an essential oil to a handkerchief, cotton balls, or a piece of absorbent cloth. Then, users take to breathing it in every once in a while throughout the day. It smells super nice, and also graces you with the wonderful effects the essential oil has. One can also use it on pillows, in order to sleep better. This is usually a common use of lavender and chamomile oils.
Topical Application: Aromatherapy also plays a big role in healing the skin directly. Most essential oils are safe to be directly applied to the skin, and are always one of the best remedies to use on minor cuts, burns, and other wounds. Many essential oils transfer all their beneficial agents into the skin within minutes. They then begin to relieve pain and inflammation, kill any bacteria or infection, and lastly create a small barrier from germs and other bacteria. Of course, every essential oil has its idea use, so we do recommend reading about any essential oil you are going to use.
Infusion: In aromatherapy, an infusion means to combine 1 or more essential oils with another substance, be it a natural butter such as cocoa butter, teas, lotions, moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, foods, dressings, medicinal salves, tinctures, etc... An infusion is done in order to acquire the benefits and healing properties of the essential oil(s) used.
A good example of an infusion is a mixed herbal tea; usually, herbal teas are infused with one or more natural oils, in order to have all the effects necessary to heal or provide a certain relief. Another good example of an infusion is a natural salve or balm; they usually have a base of wax and natural butters, and then a very strong scent. This scent comes from the 1 or more essential oils used in it. Along with the scent, all the healing properties of the balm or salve also come from the essential oils!
Cosmetic Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is also used in the booming cosmetic industry. You have probably seen many products claiming they contain some essential oil or natural butter. One of the most popular uses of essential oils in cosmetics is as an all-natural aroma or scent. When you find a nice, natural product, the aroma you are sensing is most probably a combination of your favorite essential oils!
Another way essential oils are applied in cosmetics is as a preservative. Many essential oils such as oregano oil and citrus oils are well known to extend a product’s shelf life, and prevent things such as the growth of fungi or bacteria, and have anti-microbial properties; which keep your cosmetics nice and fresh, and prevent any infectious agents to make a home in there.
Other ways to use aromatherapy in cosmetics is by putting essential oils in your hair products, such as shampoo or conditioner, waxes, creams, oils, etc… Many hair products claim to already have positive effects on your hair, but it never hurts to add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil (such as InterBio avocado oil, argan oil, or jojoba oil). This will boost your hair in a natural way and will have extra positive effects on your scalp and hair follicles.
Now you are an aromatherapy scholar! So, take all this fun information, and take a look at all our essential oils to see what way you are going to use aromatherapy to improve your health and boost your lifestyle! Let us know what you did by contacting us! We’d love to hear your experiences!