Aromatherapy is a therapy method that is applied with essential oils containing the volatile components of thousands of flowers in a few drops, helping us to protect our soul, body and mind balance, balance our mood and motivation, and heal physical and mental disorders. Aromatherapy application, which we can add to our daily lives with three main methods of use, will provide a unique support in achieving holistic balance and increasing our quality of life if used consciously.
You can reach the history of aromatherapy, what aromatherapy does and its benefits in our What is Aromatherapy
article. In this article, we will take a closer look at aromatherapy application methods, how we can incorporate aromatherapy into our daily routine, and share the uses and effects of aromatherapy.
What are Aromatherapy Techniques?
There are basically three different aromatherapy application methods.
One of the methods we often resort to when we encounter problems that reduce our quality of life such as mood, mental activation, concentration, energy balancing, sleep and stress disorders is to experience essential oils through scent-inhalation. Its effect may occur by the effect of odor receptors in the nasal cavity on the limbic system, as well as by the inhaled odorous compound spreading through the lungs to the circulatory system and from there to the whole body. Examples of the scent-inhalation method are the invigorating citrus oils to mask negative thoughts by triggering positive emotions and thoughts, the concentration and purifying effect of rosemary oil to increase the quality of the air we breathe while helping to focus. It is also known that lavender oil, one of the most popular essential oils, improves the sleep quality of dementia patients due to its sedative-soothing effect.
Fragrance-inhalation is one of the easiest options among aromatherapy application methods. You can start your experience with essential oil with a few drops that you drop into your censer or diffuser. You can smell a few drops on your daily clothes, on your palms, raise your mood quickly and easily, and regain your self-confidence.
One of the aromatherapy application methods is External-Topical applications. Essential oil components are included in the microcirculation through the pores in our skin. But there is one very important issue that needs attention. Essential oils are very effective in pure form. And some essential oils can cause irritation and toxic effects on your skin. Therefore, essential oils must be diluted with fixed oils. You can access the essential oil dilution table from this link
We can classify the external use of essential oils under several headings;
What is aromatherapy massage and how is aromatherapy massage done? It can be an ideal aromatherapy application method when it is done by professionals who know the skeletal, muscular and nervous system structures of the human body. Aromatherapy massage starts with the selection of the right essential and fixed oils depending on the body area where the massage will be applied and the application method-reason. A correctly selected and blended essential oil mixture will turn into a unique experience in the hands of massage professionals. The oils to be selected in therapeutic massages targeting the skeleton and muscle structure and the oil choices of massage applications targeting skin care and microcirculation should be different. At this point, it is very important to know essential oils and their effectiveness.
It is the application of a few drops of essential oil on a clean handkerchief or cotton, only to the relevant small area. However, it should be remembered again that oils other than certain essential oils such as Lavender, Tea Tree can cause irritation and toxicity. For this reason, choosing the right essential oil and dilution in the right proportions is very important. The use of oils such as Juniper, Lemon, Tea Tree in acne can be given as an example. Another point to note here is that essential oils obtained by cold pressing the peels of oils such as Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit can create a phototoxic effect. For this reason, if these oils are applied, it will be the right choice not to go out in the sun for a while.
Use of Aromatherapy in the Bathroom
A pleasant and relaxing bath experience is possible with a few drops of essential oil added to the bath water. The essential oil that will come into contact with your skin is absorbed into the body through the pores. At the same time, you create a fragrant, relaxing or refreshing bathing environment according to your preference. It should be noted that dosage adjustment is also very important in this application in order to prevent possible skin irritation. For a refreshing and enjoyable bath, 1 drop of grapefruit, daily, bergamot and rosemary oils will be enough.
It is applied regionally and with small-area circular pressing and sliding movements made only with fingertips and palm. You can apply the right selected and blended essential oil
mixtures to the relevant area with your fingertips and palms. Its effect is direct. The difference from compress application is small circular movements with fingertips.
You should not forget that the above-mentioned methods are a recommendation and have been chosen from among the most applied methods. We believe that each individual is unique and can design their own aromatherapy experience. You can use a censer or fragrance lamp for aromatherapy at home, an air diffuser for aromatherapy in the office, and create a blend suitable for your skin type and mode for aromatherapy skin care. Alfheim fixed oils will be a click away for the moisturizing effect of aromatherapy. For the right essential oils, you can choose the most effective fixed oils. With the blend of relaxing aromatic oils, it will create a special scent for you, a special space for you. Be it at home, at work, in your social life or in your private life. You will see that you can make a difference with aromatherapy and the right application methods. Discover the natural aromatherapy oils offered to you with Alfheim quality