of essential oils used in aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is good for the body. Many research and studies
have been done to prove just how much the vapors from the
essential oils being used in aromatherapy are beneficial to
ones health and well being.
Its primary benefit lies in the fact that it can soothe the
muscles and relax the body. Essential oils and the process of
aromatherapy in particular is often used as a tool for people
to de-stress themselves. It is also used to ease headaches and
several aches and pains, which for most people, are caused not
by any physical disorder but an emotional or mental one.
Some essential oils are also great for combating sickness as
they are known to have antiseptic properties and are immune
system stimulants. There are also a variety that is great for
the skin and are good in treating cuts and burns as well as
But although these essential oils are beneficial to the body, there
are instances when they can be dangerous. Not all people can
use essential oils or practice aromatherapy. Some have
allergies while others are just plain not cut out to use them.
Here are some of the instances when aromatherapy should not be
1. People who have health problems like asthma, high blood
pressure and epilepsy are advised not to use essential oils or
practice aromatherapy unless they are under the supervision of
their doctors. That is why it is important that you tell your
doctors of your plans or of your habits when having a check.
That way, they will be able to advise you about it.
2. People who are under medications should also avoid using
aromatherapy. Essential oils, as mentioned before, can relax
the muscles and the body. If you are taking medication that
also relaxes the body, this can be a double whammy. Make sure
that your medications can be used alongside aromatherapy. Ask
your doctor about it.
3. There are certain oils that are not good for women who
are pregnant, particularly when they are in the first
trimester. But to be really sure, pregnant women should avoid
these oils for the duration of the pregnancy: Arnica, Camphor,
Santolina, Sassafras, Pennyroyal, Wormseed, Spanish Broom,
Wormwood, and Mustard. Safe oils are lavender, jasmine, rose,
chamomile and Sandalwood.
4. There are essential oils on the market that are not really
what they seem. Some use poisonous and toxic plants as sources.
When buying essential oils for aromatherapy, make sure that you
only buy from reputable stores and manufacturers .