Si alguna vez has disfrutado el aroma de una rosa, has experimentado las cualidades aromáticas de los aceites esenciales. Estos compuestos aromáticos volátiles naturales se encuentran en semillas, cortezas, tallos, raíces, flores y otras partes de las plantas. Los aceites esenciales brindan a las plantas protección contra las amenazas ambientales y juegan un papel en la polinización de las plantas. Además de sus beneficios intrínsecos para las plantas y de ser bellamente fragante para las personas, los aceites esenciales se han utilizado durante mucho tiempo para la preparación de alimentos, tratamientos de belleza y prácticas de cuidado de la salud.
How essential oils work in our body?
They can easily act in our body because they can easily penetrate our skin and, thus, enter the bloodstream and reach the various organs.
Essential oils for aromatherapy
Surely you’ve heard of the use of essential oils for aromatherapy, but what is aromatherapy?
It can be defined as the use of these in a therapeutic way, to cure or relieve health conditions and problems or to keep the body in balance.
In fact, the essential oil that is obtained from vegetables is the concentrated essence and, therefore, it is a very active product and with a small amount a great effect can be achieved in the body.
It is for this reason that it is necessary to know what is its use and how to use them well taking into account certain precautions and knowing the doses, so it is necessary to use them under the instructions of a specialist.
These can be used in different ways such as including them in food, infusions, teas, macerated, essential oils, and so on.
Properties of essential oils
They have a huge variety of properties, each of them.
These are some of the main ones according to the properties of essential oils:
- Essential oils with relaxing properties: lavender, lavender, rosewood tree, exotic basil, frankincense or olive, tangerine, Roman chamomile, marjoram, bitter orange, sweet orange, rosemary camphor, ylang-ylang, etc.
- Essential oils with analgesic properties: clove, lemon, marjoram, Roman chamomile, lavender, lavender, bitter orange, camphor rosemary, gaulteria, peppermint, sclarea sage, etc.
- Essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties: Roman chamomile, marjoram, bitter orange, peppermint, sclarea sage, gaulteria, etc.
- Essential oils with antibacterial properties: tea tree, thyme thyme, thyme linalool, rosemary, clove, niaouli, garlic, jara pringosa, lemon, tangerine, blue eucalyptus, eucalyptus radiata, laurel, etc.
How to use essential oils?
For this purpose, hot water vapors or vapors can be made with a few drops of the chosen oil or, an essential oil diffuser can be used to be able to breathe these beneficial substances more regularly.
Apply them topically with massages:
This is one of the best known ways to use them. Apply the product on the skin to massage. This is a very useful way to use oils for muscle aches, for relaxation, to improve circulation, to treat cellulite, among other uses.
Adding a few drops of these products in the bath water is another way to apply them very effectively, especially for relaxation and to soothe the skin. In this way they act both by penetrating the skin, through a massage, and by inhalation, for example using an essential oil diffuser.