Aromatherapy oils have many health benefits, you can use them for calmness, mindfulness and destressing. You can use them by adding it to the diffuser, inhalation, adding them in the bathwater or massaging with them.
Always dilute oils in the carrier oils (grapeseed, sunflower, sweet almond, sesame, soya) for massage.
The usual proportion are 15 drops of essential oil to 60ml of carrier oil for the full body massage. For a smaller area such as face use 5 drops to 30ml.
When massaging do not use oils on the eyes as this may irritate the delicate tissues of the eyes. Do not exert strong pressure on the soft tissue of the abdomen.
Some of the best aromatherapy oils to keep at home, with their properties.
Calming, good for digestion, antiseptic, antiviral. Do not use during pregnancy. Photo-toxic, so avoid exposure to sunlight after use.
Relaxing, promotes sleep, anti-inflammatory and relives pain for conditions like arthritis and back pain.
Good for aches and pains. Also good as an insect repellent. Do not use this oil during pregnancy.
Warming and soothing. also helps in alleviating menopausal symptoms and menstrual cramps. Do not use this oil during pregnancy.
Antiseptic, decongestant, antiviral. During cold and cough massage it on the chest, back and forehead. When suffering from cold put few drops on napkin and inhale it.
Warming, relaxing, uplifting. Relieves confusion and guilt, eases paranoia, promotes awareness.
Soothing, relaxing, antidepressant. It reduces feeling of stress, sadness and fatigue, also enhances concentration.
Uplifting, relaxing, good for cramp. Overcomes apathy, reduces fear, helps to relieve oversensitivity.
Soothing, relaxing, antidepressant, antiseptic. Giving the massage with lavender before sleeping helps in insomnia.
Refreshing, stimulating, antiseptic. Phototoxic, so avoid exposure to sunlight after use.
Warming, relaxing, anti-inflammatory. Helps in menstruation. Do not use this oil during pregnancy.
Cooling, good for digestion, mentally stimulating. Never use undiluted or before sleeping.
Helps to clear thought, sharpen wit, relieves anxiety and depression. Its also antiseptic.
Antifungal, antiseptic. It help in almost all kind of skin infections. Appling tea tree oil on the infected area helps in healing ringworms and other skin problems.
Stimulating, refreshing. Do not use this oil during pregnancy or if suffer from epilepsy.
Euphoric, aphrodisiac, relaxing and calming, instils feeling of peace.. Use in moderation.