Aromatherapy is nature’s pharmacy. Almost everyone today is familiar with the sweet smell of aromatherapy and it’s essential oils, pure distillations of plant’s unique essences. These oils can be used in many ways in a foot bath. inhaled from a tissue or wafted through the air via diffuser. One of the most common uses, especially for skin care, is to mix the plant essence into a carrier oil, such as sweet almond. These oils allow the highly concentrated plant essences to contact the skin , without irritation. Carrier oils also have their own nutrients, especially minerals and vitamins A, D and E.
The smell of these oils can affect the part of the brain called the limbic system, which in turn affects the emotional and physical responses to life’s pressure. Have you ever noticed how some smells seem to make you feel calmer? Not only do they bust stress, essential oils can affect the skin itself. They stimulate circulation to surface skin cells and encourage cell regeneration. Essential oils can give a healthier appearance to the skin, especially troubled or problem skin.
- Bergamont Oil- Has antiseptic qualities and is useful in coping with acne and oiliness.
- Geranium Oil- Imparts a healthy glow to the skin making it appear more radiant and youthful.
- Lavender Oil-Balances oil production , helps heal blemishes and stimulates circulation to the skin
- Lemon Oil- Revitalizes sluggish mature skin. Works to exfoliate skin and over a longer period of time, softens warts, corns and scar tissue.
- Chamomile Oil -Is very useful in the treatment of dermatitis and can be used on sensitive skin.
- Sage Oil- Tones and tightens the skin and calms eczema .
Beware, anyone can sell any product and call it aromatherapy. Make sure the product contains pure essential oils and not synthetics oils with artificial scents or other man made substances.