Essential oils are perfumed substances or aromatic compounds which in nature are found in different part of plants (such as flowers, leaves, peels, fruits, roots and resins) in the form of small oily droplets. Since the essential oils are more or less volatile (i.e. they tend to easily switch to a gaseous state), they should be stored in dark bo...
Essential oils are perfumed substances or aromatic compounds which in nature are found in different part of plants (such as flowers, leaves, peels, fruits, roots and resins) in the form of small oily droplets. Since the essential oils are more or less volatile (i.e. they tend to easily switch to a gaseous state), they should be stored in dark bottles in a cool room, leaving the bottles open as little as possible and away from both light and heat to prevent oxidation and flammability.
According to the different degrees of evaporation, essential oils, can be divided into three different large groups:
A Head notes for the more volatile, dynamic, active and outgoing oils, with high and fresh vibration (e.g. orange, eucalyptus, mint, ect.), and with spiritual or heretical effect.
B Heart notes for the on the average volatile, intens, flovouting, sensual oils, with a soft and floral fragrance (chamomile, neroli, rose, ect.), with effects on personal character and soul.
C Base notes for the not very volatile, calming, stabilizing, balsamic oils, with a strong and permanent fragrance (such as cinnamon, incense, patchouli, etc.), and effects on the body level.
The classification according to type of note is very important for the preparation of a harmonios and well balanced mixture such as a perfume, in which it is advisable to do a proper apportionment of the three notes, which must always be present.
The term Aromatherapy means the use of essential oils according to the multiple possibilities of application in order to reinstate or enhance psycho-physical well-being and improve some physiological conditions. Aromatherapy is practised by breathing pure natural essences or by putting them into massage oils, compresses, baths or other beauty treatments, such as shampoos, lotions, masks and poultices, to be applied on the part to be treated, such as the scalp or hair, in the specific case, or on the entire body.
For examlpe, we consider using it in rooms with the use of diffusers or special aroma lamps. Olfactory perception aromatherapy is the most interesting because the nasal mucosa is the only part of the body where the central nervous system comes into direct contact with the outside world. The cells of the nasal mucosaare neurons, and olfactory stimulation go directly, without any deviations, to the internal part in the centre of the brain. Here lies the oldest part of our brain, the limbic system, in which to date science locates our motivations, likes, dislikes, sexuality, memories and creativity.
USE AND TIPS
|Women||Ylang-ylang and Lavender|
|Men||Sandalwood, Orange and Rosemary|
|Children||Camomile and Mandarin|
|Dark hair||Rosemary and Sandalwood|
|Aged hair||Incense, Rosemary and Geranium|
|Hair loss||Sandal and Rosemary|
|Split ends||Ylang-ylang, Orange and Geranium|
|Dry dandruff||Rosemary, Patchouli and Eucalyptus|
|Oily dandruff||Eucalyptus, Patchouli and Geranium|
|Very oily hair||Orange, Sandalwood and Incense|
|To deodorise||Eucalyptus and Mandarin|
|To give shine||Orange and Mandarin|
|To polish||Sandalwood, Incense|
|To opacify||Patchouli, Sandalwood and Rosemary|
Aromatherapeutic action: cicatrizant, anti-age, anti-inflammatory, heating, purifying, immuno-stimulant, balsamic, free radicals. Aromatic mixability: orange, mandarin, rose, sandalwood, geranium, patchouli
Aromatherapeutic action: purifying, decongesting, balancing, anti-septic, balsamic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, cicatrizant, soothing. Aromatic mixability: Rosemary, eucalyptus, patchouli
Aromatherapeutic action: Balancing, relaxing, soothing, anti-inflammatory, stimulating hypotensive. Aromatic mixability: Lavender, sandalwood, orange, geranium, bergamot
Aromatherapeutic action: balances extremities, purifying, bactericide, fungicide, tonic anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-depressant, digestive. Aromatic mixability: with all
Aromatherapeutic action: excellent sedative and anti-inflammatory agent in cases of hypersensitivity, nervousness, neuralgia, pain and spasms. To be used on the scalp that looks tense, unsupple and sensitive, in cases of skin allergies, rashes, eczema, hives. It is an excellent oil that can also be used for pregnant women, and is recommended for...