WHAT ARE ETHEREAL OILS
Ethereally mean passingly and easily evapurating. Ethereal oils are found in many medicinal plants, in fruit shells and in certain flowers. The Oils are extracted most often in connection with a simple steam distillation or cold pressing of the freshly-harvested plants. The ethereal oils are 100 % natural products without addition of synthetic or nature-identical materials.
Many ethereal oils are used like natural flavourings for instance:
Orange-, lemon-, anise-, and peppermint oil in sweets and other sweets.
Citrus-, lime- and grape oil in mineral waters.
Cinnamon-, clove- and orange oil in mulled wine and cakes.
AS A SCENT
Many ethereal oils are used as a natural scent in creams, lotions, perfumes etc. A nature-based perfume you can oneself produce by mixing 1 part of ethereal oil with 5 parts 96 % alcohol. Dilute with a little lime free water.
WHAT IS AROMA THERAPY
Aroma therapy is use of ethereal oils with the goal preventing and wonder physically and psychologically.
Aroma therapy may therefore be many different things:
Massage with citrus oil for relaxation and physical well-being.
Use of relaxing rose oil to bath, sauna and spa.
Coffingagents with contents with anise- and eucalyptus.
Inhalation of steam with peppermint oil against a cold.
USE AROMA THERAPY TO ADDED WELL-BEING
Scent lamps: By using a scent lamp you can consciously create fixed atmospheres or gain fixed effects.
Put for instance 10 drops of orange oil and 1 drop cinnamon- oil in a scent lamp and cupboard a cosy Christmas atmosphere.
With the help of ylang-ylang-oil you can create a relaxed, erotic atmosphere. You can also choose to clear the air by using lemon oil. Or use eucalyptus and peppermint oil in order to wonder a cold.
PRECAUTIONS USING ETHEREAL OILS
I'll start with some precautions right for safety's sake.
It's rather important that one is cautious when one uses ethereal oils, when they are very concentrated.
Ethereal oils are light- and heat sensitive, thus it's best to store them on a dark, cool and dry place.
In the refrigerator can the durability be extended.
Don't store the oils at the bathroom, when the climate is too moist.
The Olis are very concentrated and ought to only be used in small quantities.
They are to be stored inaccessibly for children.
If one suffers from high blood pressure, epilepsy or advancing nervous disorders, one ought not to use ethereal oils, since they can worsen the state in certain cases.
Ethereal oils mustn't be used inside.
They mustn't come into touch with eyes or mucous membranes.
Ethereal oils mustn't be applied directly and undiluted to the skin.
Ethereal oils mustn't be applied to children below two years, excepr in scent lamp and aroma stones.
Ethereal oils mustn't be used the first three months by a pregnancy.