What is an essential oil?
Liquid, oily, in a small jar, smelling like a bathhouse or freshly squeezed juice? Yes, it’s most likely an essential oil. It is obtained from plants. Cedar, bergamot, spruce, carnation. As you understand, aroma can be squeezed out not only from flowers. In business I go leaves, fruits, bark. Moreover, different oils can be obtained from different parts of the same plant. In this case, technologies will be used completely different. To get rose oil, the raw materials must be fresh, the same requirements apply to marjoram with mint. Oil cannot be obtained from dry raw materials. Before distillation, it must be crushed and dissolved. Squeeze the grapefruit and lemon, ferment and distill the almonds, heat the copaiba in an alembic and separate from the water. Approaches to each plant are individual, as are the individual properties of the plants themselves. So tea tree has an anesthetic effect, lavender helps with itching, lemon increases mental productivity.
Where do plants for oil come from?
We will analyze this issue using the example of Primavera. She collaborates with organic farmers from different countries where the plants are grown and processed, that is, without GMOs, herbicides, artificial flavors and sub-standard dyes. So the rose is collected in Turkey, they do it at dawn, while the buds are completely closed. Immortelle is brought from Corsica, lavender from Piedmont. Lemongrass oil is produced in Bhutan and distilled locally to preserve all the active ingredients. Verbena is harvested by hand at an altitude of 3000 m in the Valle Sagradado valley. Sage is brought from Provence. All wild plants are harvested in their natural habitats, where their biological potential is fully realized.
How does essential oil work?
Oil has 5 types of action on the human body:
For example, citrus fruits give enthusiasm and good mood, jasmine refreshes sensory perception, sandalwood and chamomile give peace and relieve fatigue. But why is this happening? When applied to the skin, essential oils penetrate into it and act on certain areas of the brain. Some receptors are turned off, while others are activated. Due to their components, some essential oils have an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and anesthetic effect.
How does oil affect the psyche?
Beneficial. But seriously, the aroma of essential oils in the form of signals enters the limbic system and activates the release of endorphins. Since pain is an emotional sensation, the work of oils is directed specifically at it. With anxiety, the pain syndrome intensifies, in order to relieve the pain, you need to calm down. To do this, use two types of oils: lavender and captivity. They relieve fear and slow down the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
What to mix with what to not hurt?
First you need to decide on the type of pain. Acute pain in the back and neck, then mix with St. John’s wort oil (50 ml) 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of cajuput oil, 5 drops of pear and 5 drops of marjoram.
For menstrual pains, the recipe is as follows: 50 ml of almond oil, 3 drops of clary sage oil, 2 drops of chamomile oil, 5 drops of red mandarin oil, 2 drops of marjoram and 5 drops of bergamot. In order not to calculate drops, you can buy ready-made mixtures.
Why is essential oil dangerous?
Any most useful product can be harmful if it is not used for its intended purpose. Essential oil has a dual effect on the body – through the respiratory tract and through the skin. If it is almost impossible to damage the respiratory tract, then you need to be careful with the skin. Do not use pure essential oil. Because most oils can cause irritation when used neat. First, mix the essential oil with the base vegetable oil, and only then use. Take avocado oil or grape seed oil as a base – they have a high penetrating power. Don’t mix essential oil with water, it just won’t dissolve in it. Also, be careful when using oil on children. Up to 6 years, use, for example, mint oil is not recommended. Use essential oils carefully and be healthy!