Getting started with essential oils and aromatherapy is an enticing prospect as it offers a wide range of natural benefits and uses. However, there are many oils available today, and it’s easy to feel somewhat overwhelmed! A starter kit is perfect for introducing you to the world of aromatherapy. Below is a complete beginner’s guide to aromatherapy oil starter kits and how to use them.
What is Aromatherapy?
The term “aromatherapy” was coined in 1937 by René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French perfumer and chemist who used lavender for treating burns.
Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, is a holistic treatment that involves the sense of smell and skin absorption of natural plant extracts in oils to promote health and well-being. Aromatherapy is widely regarded to benefit both physical and emotional health.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plant components like flowers, petals, roots, fruit peels, or bark. The compounds have powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and can effectively kill germs and bacteria.
There are many types of essential oils, each with unique healing properties and applications. You can use oils in combination with each other as well, though mastering the art of essential oil combinations, uses, and natural treatments may take some time, patience, and practice.
How Can Aromatherapy Oils be Used?
- Place the oil in an aromatherapy diffuser that releases the compound particles into the air for continuous therapy.
- Dab the oil on your skin, for example, on your wrists or behind your ears.
- Smell the oil in the bottle daily, for instance, before getting into bed.
- Add a few drops of essential oil to your bath water for skin absorption.
- Add a few drops to your lotion before rubbing it onto your skin.
- Add oil drops to baking soda, water, vegetable glycerine, and other natural ingredients to use as cleaning products in your home.
Who Can Benefit from Using Essential Oils?
Anyone can benefit from essential oils. Since these oils are mostly affordable and widely available, it is possible for you to start your aromatherapy journey, even if you have a limited budget or a busy schedule. Essential oils are especially beneficial for people who:
- Have difficulty sleeping
- Suffer from stress and anxiety
- Are prone to headaches and migraines
- Want to enhance their well-being and health
What Are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?
Essential oils come from a variety of sources. They can be organic, farmed, or wild-crafted (harvested from the wild). Some are anti-bacterial, or anti-inflammatory, and they ALL offer a wide range of benefits. Aside from smelling good, the primary advantages of essential oils are health-related. They can:
- Manage pain, soothe joint aches, and alleviate headaches and migraines
- Improve sleep quality and reduce stress and anxiety
- Alleviate the side-effects of chemotherapy and labour discomfort
- Boost your immune system
- Improve indigestion
Essential oils are highly concentrated and can be up to 75-100 times more concentrated than the fresh plant, so a little goes a long way. They can be used as an additional treatment to alleviate symptoms of the following conditions:
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Menstrual issues and menopause
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Respiratory conditions like asthma
- Erectile dysfunction
Another benefit of aromatherapy is that it may be useful as a preventative treatment. Using aromatherapy oils daily can improve overall wellness through relaxation, deeper sleep, and pain relief.
Tips for Using an Essential Oil Starter Kit
Take the time to learn about every oil in your starter kit and its unique benefits. Discover oils at Nezza Naturals that you can use in combination with your kit and find out what works for you. There is a lot of reading material available on essential oils, and you will definitely find several uses for your first few aromatherapy oils.
Some starter kits already contain blends like Breathe Easy or Thieves. If you have a kit that includes oils like tea tree, for example, you can combine it with eucalyptus, sweet orange, or lavender to use in specific treatments. Create your own blends using your starter kit at home.
Enjoy Your Essential Oils
Trying out different diffuser blends, sorting your oils, making cleaning products, and being an active member of an essential oil online community can be a lot of fun. If a friend or a family member has difficulty with, say, insomnia or headaches, inviting them over for an aromatherapy discussion can be fulfilling for you both!
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Getting started with essential oils is simple with Nezza Naturals’ sustainably-sourced and cruelty-free starter kits. To start your aromatherapy journey, visit our website www.nezzanaturals.com. If you’d like to learn more, like us on Facebook and Instagram, or contact us with any comments or questions that you may have, we would be happy to help!
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