As you probably know, not every oil extracted from a plant is intended for cooking and eating. Some oils that are extracted from fragrant plants and flowers are used in aromatherapy. What is an aromatherapy? It is also called an Essential oil therapy. It is aimed at improving a person’s health and mood. Basically, if a person needs to relax from all the stress at work, they often choose aromatherapy. What to do with the essential oils so that they can help you loosen up? They just go into the body through the skin with a massage or a bath therapy. If you decide to do it yourself, be careful because not all the oils are the same and you should read the labels first. And if you decide that you just want to feel like a royalty and relax without thinking whether this oil is the right for you or not, you can go to a professional. But what else do you need to know about aromatherapy? Here are all the secrets that aromatherapy hides and if you learn them, you will become an expert on beauty oils.
Vaporizer and oil burners
This is the most popular method of using essential oils in aromatherapy. If you want to try this method, choose an essential oil with your favorite scent, put a few drops of it in a small amount of water (for example, two tablespoons of water) and heat it with a candle for example. This way while the water evaporates, the scent of the oil will fill in the room and you can feel relaxed coming into your body. Always choose a scent that you like because otherwise it won’t make you feel relaxed. If you are not sure which one is your favorite, just smell a large number of them before buying the one you like the most.
Essential oils can also be applied on the skin as another method of relaxation. Again, choose a scent that you like and add a few drops of it in an unscented base cream because the essential oils have a very strong smell. Apply the combination of your skin once or twice a day. One of the most popular scents for this kind of therapy is lavender, geranium, macadamia oil and jojoba oil.
After a long way at the office a nice and relaxing bath is considered close to heaven. Before you do this, however, make sure that the oils that the one you have could be applied on the skin and it is OK to be mixed with bath water. Again, choose your favorite scent and add a few drops of it into the water. If you want, you can also use a bath, shampoo and add the oil drops into it first. Then put it in the bath tub and mix it well with the water. The next thing you need to do is put on a beautiful piece of music, get into the bath tub and just relax.
Face and body oils
Essential oils are not only popular when they are applied on the body, but on the face as well. There are a lot of massages you can try that will focus only on your face. Many people forget about their faces when it comes to relaxation and massages. Just half an hour dedicated to face massages, however. Will help you relax the muscles in your face. Jojoba and rosehip are the two most popular fragrances for this kind of therapy.
Jojoba oil is very good for the skin because it will improve its texture and appearance. It also is a great moisturizer. It allows your skin to breath. Jojoba oil has another very good use. If you have problems with your cuticles, it is mainly because your skin is dry and that is why in a way starts to peel. Apply the jojoba oil every night before going to bed and soon you will notice how nourishing and moisturizing is for your nails and cuticles.
Rosehip oil is called this way because it is extracted from the hip of roses, in other words, from the seeds. It contains anti-oxidants, fatty acids and a number of vitamins that is why it is very good for the skin. It will nourish it from within and can help with the recovery of scars. Rosehip oil is also perfect for application to dry skin and hair.
Hair Treatment Oils
If you want to have a strong hair, nourish it both from inside and outside. You should eat healthy food that contains antioxidants and Omega-3. Eat salmon at least once a week, and also nuts every once in a while. For nourishing the hair from outside use hair treatment oil, like argan oil, which is derived from the nuts of an argan tree. Apply the oil only in the ends of your hair, avoiding the roots of it so that not to make your hair greasy. Also apply it before styling your hair. It will help with settling down any frizzy hair. You can also use it as an additional ingredient in your hair mask.