What is Aromatherapy ?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and other natural aromatics for physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.
Essential oils have been found to provide psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safely.
The Benefit of Inhaling Essential Oils
Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs offer both psychological and physical benefits. Not only does the aroma of the natural essential oil stimulate the brain to trigger a reaction, but when inhaled into the lungs, the naturally occurring chemicals can supply therapeutic benefit.
The Benefit of Topical Application
Essential oils that are applied to the skin can be helpful with skin care and addressing topical and muscular concerns. Since essential oils are so powerful and concentrated, they should never be applied to the skin in their undiluted form. To apply essential oils to the skin, essential oils are typically diluted into a carrier oil. Common carrier oils include sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil.
Additional Benefits of Aromatherapy
In addition to therapeutic benefit at the emotional and physical level, essential oils are helpful in other applications. Essential oils can be used in household and laundry cleaners.
Essential oils can be blended together to create appealing and complex aromas. Essential oils can also be blended for a specific therapeutic application. Essential oils that are carefully blended with a specific therapeutic purpose in mind within the scope of aromatherapy may be referred to as an essential oil synergy.
Did you know ? Nea Naturals puts out a Limited Edition Seasonal Aromatherapy collection? This season we have Winter Solstice, a warm and inviting blend of essentials oils and vanilla combined with our signature blend of carrier oils. Available on our website in the Winter Solstice self care gift box or individually.