Aroma Essential Oil - Citronella
- Volume: 30ml
- Repels mosquitoes and insects.
What is Aromatherapy?
A growing contemporary interest in aromatherapy has meant that it has come to mean different things to different people. To many professional aromatherapy practitioners, aromatherapy is a gentle art that can have profound effects on body and mind. To botanists and biochemistry experts, essential oils are complex packages of molecules. To those with a scientific approach, aromatherapy is the subtle application of bio-active ingredients, and to a perfumer, essential oils are the building blocks of fragrances. Aromatherapy is all of these things – it reflects aspects of art and science, perfume and psychology, biochemistry and botany.
More simply, aromatherapy can be split into two words – “aroma” and “therapy”. “Aroma” clearly indicates a link to the sense of smell, which picks up and interprets chemical messages. “Therapy” implies that the fragrance is applied to someone to achieve a particular beneficial effect. Aromatherapy can have an impact on mood, feelings and emotions, as well as physical problems such as muscular aches and pains.
Essential Oil Uses
Essential oil is the volatile part of leaves, roots, cortex, seeds and fruits of various flowers, plants and trees. Aromatherapists consider the essential
oils as the powerful soul of plants, because they come from the vital parts of agrarian plants, herbs and scented flowers and thus they have unique therapeutic properties.
The plants, in order to conserve their most volatile substances, should be picked at a specific hour of the day and in a specific season of the year. The essential oils are produced with special techniques of infusion, expression and distillation and are excreted from special glands and pores of the plants. In general, the lower the distillation temperature and pressure the better the essential oils.
Nowadays, aromatherapy essential oils are used for inhalations, massage, compresses, cosmetics, candles, bathing, spraying etc. Many alternative therapists consider essential oils as the best way to look and feel well, to enjoy great health and vitality and to reduce stress.