Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to relax, balance, and stimulate the body, mind, and spirit. Although traditional aromatherapy is where oils are blended for the specific needs of each person, it’s more common and practical for the oils to be pre-blended, which means they have been chosen, mixed and sold to help with a specific purpose; such as to unwind or de-stress.
When we use aromatherapy oils they’re blended in a carrier oil such as almond or coconut to dilute it before it’s applied to the skin. Almost all facial oils are blended using essential oils due to their healing properties and fragrant natural aromas. Facial products that use fragrance instead of essential oils are more likely to cause a reaction due to synthetic ingredients, which is why it’s always important to buy oils made from 100% natural ingredients.
So how can you benefit from aromatherapy at home?
Add oils to your skin and haircare
Doing so will enhance the benefits. If you use a fragrance-free shower gel or shampoo because you find that they are milder on the skin, why not try adding a few drops of essential oils into the bottle? Picking the correct essential oil for you will not only smell great but also it will bring with it a heap of benefits.