Essential oils play a very important role in our physical, spiritual and emotional health; for that reason they are used to establish balance and personal harmony. Aromatherapy is an alternative therapy widely used as a natural healing treatment through the use of these oils.
There are different types of essential oils that can be used for each ailment or problem that we have, many of them come from some parts of the plants, such as leaves, roots, flowers, and even fruits. Some of these oils are diluted with other products and others have 100% purity.
Here is a list of the different essential oils depending on where they are extracted that can be used in aromatherapy:
Floral: These are natural regenerators and for this reason they are used to treat stress and mental, emotional and spiritual fatigue. Its also used to help repair skin that has suffered from burns, stings or swelling.
It has balancing, soothing, regenerating and antidepressant properties. Some help to empower female sensibility and act emotionally.
Chamomile, lavender, jasmine, oregano, thyme, etc. are an example of this type of oil.
Citrus: Many of these have antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. They are used to treat infections, cleanse and detoxify the body.
Oils of this kind are soothing of the nervous system. They are indicated for patients suffering from disorders such as anxiety, stress or insomnia. It must be remembered that these citrus oils are photosensitizers and for this reason its advisable to go out in the sun after 5 hours of topical application.
Lemon, orange, grapefruit, bergamot and the essential oil of Palo Santo are characteristic of this category.
Resins: They are essential oils with very beneficial properties for the protection and daily nutrition of our skin. They are suitable for skins with stretch marks or aged.
They also prevent and reduce scars, wrinkles, pimples, stings. They are also very useful for our respiratory system, that is to say to calm flu or colds.
Incense, myrrh and copaiba are examples of this category.
Stems: These oils are used to soften and tone the skin. It also serves as an insect repellent. If we combine them with other essential oils they can have relaxing properties.
These oils are used for indigestion, mouth care, relieves tension, strengthens the immune system. Men can use it when shaving because it has an antibacterial and disinfectant power.
Rosemary, mint and cinnamon belong to this category.
Leaves: The aroma of these essential oils helps activate our senses and lift our mood.
They are a common ingredient in ointments and products for the care of colds. They are used for relaxing and relaxing massage. Purify the atmosphere and clean the negative energy.
Patchouli, oregano, sage, geranium, rosemary and eucalyptus are in this category.
The properties of essential oils are linked to their concentration and purity. You can join some different essential oils to practice yoga or just to relax.
These essential oils make our sense of smell stimulate and also make our well-being increase. They can be diluted in other substances on the skin such as skin creams, lotions, bath soap, gel or they can also be inhaled.
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