Most of us are tempted into believing that there is no disease or disorder that cannot be cured by essential oils, but that is not the case. You need to be aware of some key basic things about essential oils and aromatherapy.
Homeopathy medicine is a type of medical practice that has its philosophy centered around the notion that the body is capable of healing itself from within. Its practice has been dated back to the late 1700s, and its views are based on symptoms such as the body’s natural responses to any disease or disorder. Based on this notion, application of a dose of a homeopathic medicine can speed up the body’s response to such diseases, thus facilitating a speedier healing process.
In Homeopathy, the physician usually applies a pill or liquid solution that may include some traces of some active ingredients (including plants or a blend of minerals), for dealing with illnesses- these are usually referred to as diluted or potentiated homeopathic treatment. One thing you need to take note is that there are some obscurity in the efficacies of homeopathy treatments, and they include the following;
#1: Most homeopathic treatments do not possess strong scientific evidences to support their usage, though researchers do claim that most homeopathic treatment solutions are beyond the realm of general physics.
#2: Insurance companies, and governments all round the world are beginning to deny insurance payments or other health care subsidies for any subsidized homeopathic treatment services.
#3: Homeopathy is a very broad form of natural treatment, hence you need to be careful of how you use it. It is strongly recommended that you do not use any form of homeopathy without the recommendations from physicians. Many homeopathy solutions do contain traceable levels of original substances, and these substances can cause severe side effects that may include; severe migraines, constipation, diarrhea, irregular heartbeats and in some cases death.
What to look out for when buying essential oils
Essential oils are sold in several ways, these are; Single oils, Oil blends, and Oil kits.
#1: Single oils- These may include individual oils such as Peppermint oil, lavender oil and lemon. Most sellers claim they sell 100% pure essential oils when in actual sense they only sell diluted versions of such oils. You need to conduct a test on any sample of essential oils you are buying to be sure that you are getting the required dose.
#2: Oil blends- these comprise of multiple blends of oils in a single bottle for easier application. Oil blends will generally take care of a specific issue or a combination of different issues. Just like the single oils, it is important to
#3: Oil kits: essential oil kits can be referred to as aromatherapy kits that can contain multiple single oils or multiple blends or a mixture of both. In most cases, the oils are included in the kits individually, hence oil kits can take care of every ailment they are recommended for.
Aromatherapy oils and what they are used for
Essential oils can be referred to as natural oils or compounds containing strong aroma of herbs and spices. They are obtained from extraction, and distillation procedures of plants, including roots, flowers, leaves, seeds and even stems. Most essential oils comprises of liquids that are obtained through distillation.
There seems to be a number of misconceptions when it comes to using essential oils for different purposes. Many see such oils as natural forms of perfumes- this is not so. Though they may offer some rejuvenating scents that may also act as some forms of fragrances, but they offer just much more. Essential oils are not produced through the use of artificial substances, including chemicals, hence they do not contain some fillers, additives or preservatives.
Essential oils do come with countless number of uses, thus providing a wide range of therapeutic opportunities. Essential oils can be applied topically or aromatically and most of their benefits can be realized almost instantly after application. Despite the fact that we can’t claim that these aromatherapy products can be used in curing numerous diseases, the users of such oils have indeed found success in their applications. The following are the most notable uses of different essential oils;
#1: For stress, anxiety, depression and other occasional stressful conditions, the commonest essential oils applicable are; Frankincense, Lavender, and blends for relaxation.
#2: For minor neck, back, wrist and pains in some other parts of the body, the commonest applicable essential oils are; Lavender, Peppermint, and blends for healing.
#3: Tension and some other minor pains in the head or migraines. The commonest essential oils used are peppermint and a blend of oils for muscle relaxation.
#4: Respiratory disorder and immunity – the commonest essential oils recommended for these problems are Frankincense and Peppermint.
#5: For promotion of Relaxation and elevation of the mood, the recommended essential oils include Frankincense, Lavender, and a blend of Euphoria essential oils.
#6: For enhanced focus, energy and boosting concentration, the recommended essential oils include orange oil, peppermint, and energize blend.
When purchasing essential oils, you should not expect such oils to be placed in fancy bottles like your perfumes or fragrances. In most cases, grocery stores do place such essential oil containers in special corners due to the strong odour they give, and it can be very easy to identify the section of the grocery stores where they can be located.
Essential oils can be applied in different ways, most people prefer to make use of diffusers that release such essential oils gradually and at specific periods of time. Some essential oils can be applied directly by pouring them inside water baths and then soaking the body in the baths for several minutes or hours.
Essential oils such as peppermint oil may be edible but must be applied in diluted form to prevent any possible side effects. Essential oils that are applied orally must be carefully applied in order to reduce possible side effects.