Pure Essential Oils
Smell is our most powerfull sense
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Our sense of smell is the only sense that affects our brain directly!
The effect is immediate - powerful images are triggered and emotions experienced, before we even have time to process them. Every person has an odor that is as unique as a fingerprint which is why newborn babies can recognize their mothers smell.
"Join us on a fragrant journey and experience the wonder, mystery & healing power of plants and how they... Transcend ~ from seed to scent.™"
Essential oils are not technically oils like fatty oils (e.g.: safflower or olive) but rather highly concentrated volatile liquid substances that are used only by the drop.
Essential oils are distilled or otherwise extracted from certain plants that include:
- Trees & Roots
Inhalation & Massage
Essential oils have many applications including inhalation therapy, therapeutic bathing, massage, skin care, as natural perfumes, environmental fragrancing. There are many ways for massage therapists & natural health practitioners to practise Aromatherapy. Massage and inhalation therapy using essential oils are the most common and effective.
Inhalation of essential oils affects the mind by activating our olfactory system, the limbic part of the brain which houses our emotional response, the amygdala & hippocampus which house our memory, then onto the hypothalamus which sends messages to other parts of the brain that have effects on the body & mind that can be regulating/balancing, sedating,invigorating, secreting endorphins, serotonin or noradrenaline , depending on the essential oils used.
Essential oil molecules come into contact with the capillaries in the nose and are absorbed into the circulation via the lungs. This creates a gaseous exchange, enabling the essential oil molecules to enter the blood.
Inhalation therapy with essential oils is helpful for the immune system, the nervous system, stress, tension, anxiety, depression, boredom, insomnia, concentration, study, meditation, headaches, respiratory issues, congestion, colds, sore throats, coughs, sinus. Slow & deep breathing increase the effectiveness of this practice.
Massage with essential oils is helpful for the nervous system, the immune system, circulatory issues, muscle tension, aches & pains, headaches, congestion, fluid retention, menstrual discomfort, body fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems.
When you apply essential oils to the skin, some of the oil will remain in the epidermis for awhile before it enters the bloodstream. The natural chemical components of the essential oil slowly release into the dermis, then the capillaries & lymphatic pathways, a systemic effect occurs through the bodys circulatory system during the massage.
Blending for Massage
2% or 3% dilution is the usual for a full body massage
(approx 14- 18 drops of pure essential oil per 1 oz vegetable/carrier oil)
5% dilution is fine for local application ( eg; joint pain )
( approx 7 - 8 drops essential oil per 1 teaspoon carrier oil )
1% or less dilution is recommended for those with sensitive skin or when using certain essential oils such as peppermint, citrus, or those that may irritate skin.
The therapeutic benefits of using true and pure essential oils are based on traditional knowledge and experience. Essential oils are powerful concentrated plant extracts. Please use them with caution and keep out of reach of children and pets. Their use as presented here is that of complementary health care by the individual or health practitioner. The suggestions for use are not intended as a substitute for medical advice.
Please consult your doctor, naturopath or professional Aromatherapist about specific health issues and always before use with babies, children, the elderly, during pregnancy or illness. All essential oils should be diluted before applying to skin unless otherwise advised by a qualified Aromatherapist.
Professional Aromatherapy Skincare Choices
The benefits of using essential oils, natural carrier oils and hydrosols in skin care are based on the following actions: antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, astringent, stimulation of cell productionaccelerate healing, improve hydration, improve circulation balance sebum production, cleansing, purifying, encourage elimination of impurities, soothing for irritation, redness, inflammation, uplifting, relieves stress and tension.
Essential oils can be incorporated into skincare protocols for any steps including facial steam, warm compresses, cleansing, masks and massage oil.
You can also diffuse oils into the air to create a calming, relaxing atmosphere and use them for neck, shoulder, arm, hand & foot massage.
Carrier Oils ( infused, vegetal, fruit, nut, seed )
Calendula, oil extracted from the flowers, very healing yet gentle, used as a natural baby oil, anti inflammatory,soothes dry, chapped, dehydrated or irritated skin, eczema, dermatitis, wound healing, reduce scarring.
Avocado, oil extracted from the fruits flesh, contains chlorophyll, vitamins A, C & E, amino acids, oleic, linoleic acid, healing & regenerating, soothes eczema, dry & rough skin, softens skin.
Rosehip, extracted from the pods of a rose bush that grows in Chile and New Zealand ( rosa rubiginosa ), powerful regenerative & healing oil, strong anti inflammatory, burns, scars, great for post surgical applications , reduces redness & hyperpigmentation of wound healing.
Apricot, extracted from the kernel, high oleic & linoleic fatty acid content, lovely light texture, absorbs quickly into skin, most suitable for dry, mature, inflamed & sensitive skin.
Evening Primrose, extracted from the pods of this tall spiky plant, rich in fatty acids, especially gamma linolenic acid ( GLA ) which is essential to the formation of compounds that help prevent prevent inflammation, lowers blood pressure, the GLA in this oil affects most enzyme activity in the body, soothes eczema, psoriasis.
Pure Essential Oil Suggestions
Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lime, Lemon, Lemongrass,Orange, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang.
Cedarwod, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Tea Tree.
Carrot seed, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Rosemary verbenone, Sandalwood, Seabuckthorn.
Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood.
Lavender, Geranium, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang.
Carrot seed, Fennel, Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Seabuckthorn, Sage.
Blue Chamomile, Carrot seed, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood.
Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Neroli, Rose.