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Whatever your level of knowledge, we would like you to understand how we understand aromatherapy and how we recommend using our products.
From GOTES we explain what Aromatherapy is:
You've probably heard of essential oils or aromatherapy. Aromatherapy comes from the word “aroma”, fragrance and “therapy”, treatment.
Aromatherapy can be defined as the science that consists of the combination of essential oil extracts from aromatic plants that help create balance, harmony and promote the health of the body, mind and spirit .
The therapeutic use of aromatic plants is as old as civilization itself. From the Indians and Egyptians, to the Greeks and Romans, many ancient civilizations have used oils in some form. Since ancient times, essential oils have been used to promote healthy responses to the body.
Its widespread use in the domestic environment today is due to the countless properties and indications it has, as well as the increase in consumption of natural cosmetics. However, they should be used with caution, safely and following some professional recommendations that we will reveal below.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrates extracted from nature. They come from flowers, leaves, roots, resins, seeds or fruits. They are extracted through the pressure or evaporation of these elements depending on the type. The result is obtaining unique essential oils with their own properties.
How are essential oils used?
With just a few drops, the oils can regenerate, heal or nourish the skin , but they also affect the mood and can cheer up, relax or concentrate those who use them.
Essential oils are absorbed in two ways: through the skin , or through smell as a result of inhalation. At GOTES, we recommend only these two practices. You will always find our recommendations for Topical or Aromatic use.
Aromatherapy is the lifestyle that includes the use of essential oils in its practice.
What are the benefits of essential oils?
The benefits of essential oil are determined by the properties of the plants. If these natural substances are extracted properly, they can be used to help us improve physically, mentally and emotionally.
The positive effects of aromatherapy are finally being proven through clinical research in laboratories around the world, even though the usefulness of these small oils has been known for thousands of years.
How do these natural essences work?
Essential oils can penetrate through smell or the skin. When perceiving the presence of an essential oil, a stimulus is generated in the olfactory system or in the circulatory system through the skin, which send signals to the limbic system that act directly in regions associated with emotions and vital processes.
By inhalation, essential oils act super quickly in this way. Once the essence reaches the nasal mucosa, it is absorbed and causes a stimulus to the olfactory nerves.
Skin absorption, essential oils pass into the blood and lymphatic circulation more slowly than in inhalation.
What are essential oils used for?
Aromatherapy is a natural method based on the activity of biochemical molecules that contain essential oils and is used to achieve different responses in the body.
They stimulate respiration, peristaltic movements (contractions that occur during digestion), kidney diuresis and cell regeneration.
They stimulate or mitigate the function of cells in an organ or on the nervous system to achieve a feeling of balance or normalization.
They increase irrigation, producing powerful vasodilation and an increase in body temperature.
In conclusion, essential oils are invigorating for both the body and the mind , they please the senses and put us in contact with nature, they not only provide us with health, beauty and a delicious aroma, but they regulate and regenerate the balance of our mental and organic functions, renewing, recovering and maintaining our spiritual, physical and mental health.
What are the properties of essential oils?
Aromatherapy takes advantage of the properties of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants to restore balance and harmony to the body and mind to benefit our health and beauty. We highlight among its properties:
- Analgesic: they soften pain like incense and lavender.
- Calming: mitigating excitement in the brain, providing calm like lavender.
- Anti-inflammatory: they counteract inflammation like citrus: orange and lemon.
- Stimulant: they act on digestion, reducing belly bloating like basil and mint.
- Regenerating and healing: they improve the regeneration and healing of the skin like incense and geranium.
- Toning: they activate circulation like cypress and rosemary.
- Bactericidal: they have the ability to destroy resistant germs.
To obtain these effects it is essential to use natural essential oils extracted from plants. There are synthetic essences on the market (absolutes) which lack these properties. It is important to use essential oils that have been extracted naturally (by distillation or pressure), without using solvents or chemical processes that could alter their properties.
How to use essential oils safely?
For inhalation, we recommend diffusers that do not apply a direct heat source that could alter the properties of the essential oil used. On the market, you will find different diffusers, ultrasonic, with nebulizer... contact us so we can advise you on purchasing the most suitable diffuser for your needs.
Through the skin: using cosmetics that already contain essential oils. You make sure that they have formulated it with concentrations and mixtures of oils that are safe. You can also apply them diluted in vegetable oils or enriching the bath. For example.
For the bath: add 8 drops to 20 ml of base vegetable oil (olive, almond, sesame, jojoba...) and then add this mixture directly to the bathtub.
For a massage: dilute for every 100 ml of a base vegetable oil: 40 drops of essential oil if it is for body use and 10 drops if it is for facial use.
What precautions should you take into account with essential oils?
- Do not apply directly to the skin
- Do not eat
- Do not come into contact with eyes or mucous membranes
Consult with an expert for use in cases of pregnancy, breastfeeding, children, illnesses and severe skin disorders. In case of pregnancy, be especially careful, because some essential oils stimulate blood flow to the uterus and pelvis. You can contact us privately by sending your query to firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally, and very important: avoid exposure to the sun after use. Some oils are photosensitizing, that is, contact with solar radiation can cause alterations in the skin, marks, spots, itching, itching, redness... The majority of photosensitizing essential oils are citrus fruits: lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit...
At Gotes Essentials we offer 10 essential oils: Bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, niauli, petitgrain, rosemary, immortelle, thyme and ylang ylang. Visit the store to learn the benefits of each of them.