Welcome to the Aromatherapy Section. Here you will find plenty of information that is relevant to aromatherapy: about essential oils, massages, diluting essential oils, using emulsifiers, quality of essential oils and much more.
What is aromatherapy and what does it do?
Aromatherapy is a natural and particularly gentle form of treatment that uses pure essential oils according to traditional recipes of naturopathy. This activates the self-healing powers of the body. Aromatherapy not only addresses the body, but also the mind and soul. In this text you will learn everything you need to know about aromatherapy.
How does aromatherapy work?
Essential oils are the most important component of aromatherapy. These are slightly evaporating oils with a typical aromatic scent. Essential oils in bath water can be absorbed through the skin as well as through the bronchial and nasal mucous membranes.
The oils have a clear effect on the central nervous system and above all influence the mood. They can have a calming and stimulating effect and thus positively influence the mood.
Essential oils can be used for stress and nervousness as well as for various diseases. Depending on the situation, you can use different aromatic oils. In case of a cold it is recommended to use peppermint oil and in case of stress and restlessness lavender oil, sandalwood oil and ylang-ylang oil.
How are essential oils used?
There are several ways to use essential oils.
- with the sense of smell e.g. through fragrance lamps
- or inhalation, e.g. by diffuser or steam inhalation
- via skin contact, e.g. by baths, massages or compresses
- or by ingestion e.g. in the aroma kitchen
What must be considered during application of essential oils?
Essential oils are highly concentrated substances and can cause irritations of the skin. Therefore it is better to dilute essential oils in a carrier oil, as for example doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Some substances can trigger allergic reactions, which is why allergy sufferers should seek professional advice before using essential oils.
Quality is the most important thing
Good quality is particularly important so that you can benefit optimally from the effect of the essential oils. There are a few features you can use to check the quality of an essential oil.
The English name as well as the botanical or Latin name of the plant should always be mentioned. It should also be specified which part of the plant was used for production and the process by which the oil was obtained (extraction method). With doTERRA essential oils, you can be assured of an exceptional quality. Please find more information here.
Aromatherapists who know the extraordinary quality and fragrance of our doTERRA essential oils have their peace of mind that they will get the best effect possible, and that their clients will love the treatments.
Here are the examples of four essential oils and their effect:
This classic essential oil is well suited for the treatment of nervous restlessness. It can be evaporated discreetly in the fragrance lamp, alternatively the dried flowers can be sewn into a lavender cushion.
The spicy essential oil of the cypress frees the respiratory tract. Even without health problems it is very pleasant and emits a calming, earthy smell of forest and conifers.
3. Ylang Ylang
You can hardly imagine a more feminine fragrance than ylang-ylang. A fragrance lamp or diffuser wraps the room in a relaxing, sensual fragrance and Ylang-Ylang nourishes and rejuvenates the skin in creams.
On the one hand the scent of sandalwood is heavy and earthy, on the other hand sweet and sweet. In the fragrance lamp, sandalwood spreads a fragrance that makes you sensual and relieves tension.