The art of aromatherapy originated in ancient Egypt, because the love for subtle and refined fragrances is as natural to humans as the passion for beauty. Since ancient times people have used natural oils: cooks added them to food and drinks, beauties took rejuvenating baths with fragrant oils, ancient healers treated all diseases with oils, and ancient Greek Olympians daubed their bodies with oils before sports competitions – so they increased their stamina and strength. Incense was always smoked in homes and public rooms, women used essential oils as perfumes, and warriors went to war in battle with a supply of oils needed to make healing ointments. Now we are increasingly turning to medicine for help, but it’s nice to see a resurgence of interest in aromatherapy. Aroma Royal Systems produces delightful collections of aromatic oils for beauty and health, using quality and fresh raw materials from the world’s best manufacturers. What advice does Aroma Royal Systems, an expert in the world of aromatherapy, give us?
What are essential oils and how do they work?
Essential oils are found in the bark, roots, tubers, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits of flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees. Some plants release essential oils into their surroundings, exuding a fragrant aroma, while others preserve their fragrance and hide it deep inside. Poets call oils the soul of plants, while scientists consider them a biochemical laboratory where amazing miracles happen. It’s hard to believe, but even a single drop of essential oil can relieve stress, eliminate insomnia, relieve migraines and toothaches. So how does this happen?
Scientists have concluded that the inhalation of aroma excites the olfactory receptors, which are associated with certain areas of the brain, and as a result there is a relaxing, calming or, conversely, instead of lethargy man feels alert and mental lift. When applied topically, the volatile substances are instantly absorbed into the skin or mucous membranes and immediately enter the bloodstream, having a powerful therapeutic effect. Massage with aromatic oils produces anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, relaxes muscles, eliminates cellulite, makes skin supple and elastic, tones and soothes. Essential oils can also be inhaled with inhalations, added to baths and beauty products, made compresses and masks, use oils for nail and hair care. However, one should not use essential oils in their pure form: when used for baths, essential oils reveal their properties when mixed with sea/steamed salt, honey or cream, for massages, adding essential oils to cream will enhance its effect, when used for skin, nail and hair care, base oils can be used as a base. When used skillfully, essential oils can change our lives and bring much joy!
What oils are for health, youth and beauty
Oils have different functions depending on their components. Antiseptic oils with disinfectant and antibacterial properties are obtained from tea tree, chamomile, sage and eucalyptus. Refreshing oils have a positive effect on the nervous system and brain function – peppermint, pine and cypress are excellent for this. Spice oils are good for warming up, getting rid of colds and invigorating. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, cardamom and cloves are nice oils.
Floral oils with a refined fragrance get rid of depression, cure headaches, soothe, pacify and lift your spirits. Is there anything more beautiful than the luxurious fragrance of rose, geranium, iris, marigold and lavender! Citrus oils strengthen the immune system and restore strength, so it’s enough to inhale the scent of orange, mandarin, lemon, bergamot and grapefruit and immediately you have a desire to live and do what you love.
Herbal oils are great for massages and rubs because they are known for their therapeutic properties. Herbal oils of patchouli, myrrh, frankincense, ylang-ylang, cedar, vetiver also mobilize the body’s strength, condition the heart and blood vessels, give strength and increase stamina.
Essential oils give us all the best that nature has to offer!