The role of essential oils
1. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial
Essential oils are highly bactericidal, act as anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning agents, and are a major addition to various body massage oils.
Essential oils are very reliable in terms of anti-inflammatory and sterilization. All kinds of regular aromatherapy books also introduce the bactericidal effect and usage of essential oils. Various inflammations have detailed treatment methods, such as respiratory infections, colds, athlete's foot, Anti-inflammatory skin wounds, dandruff, etc.
The most commonly used essential oils are: tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil, cypress essential oil and so on.
Of course, it should be reminded that essential oils must be fully diluted before they can be used. Only when the purity and the method of use are correct can they have the corresponding effect.
2. Regulate emotions
The aromatic molecules of essential oils travel through the nasal cavity into the olfactory area of the brain and eventually to the limbic system, which is responsible for memory and emotions. Essential oil molecules send out signals that can make people produce different emotional responses, thereby regulating people's mental state and hormones.
This effect is often used in aromatherapy, and different essential oils can have different effects, such as relaxing, drowsiness, calming, and invigorating.
3. Massage the body
Massage with essential oils is a very good means of relaxation, because the molecules of essential oils are small and can penetrate into the human body through the skin to play a regulating role. At first, essential oils were mainly used in beauty spas in China. Body massage is a relatively widely used application of essential oils.
4. Relieve depression
In the 1970s, Dr. Rovis from Milan, Italy, studied the effects of essential oils in clinical psychology and pointed out that bergamot, lemon, and sweet orange were very effective in relieving anxiety and depression.
5. Sleep aid
Lavender has a very calming and soothing effect, it can harmonize the balance of the body; it can relax and calm people; it can reduce mild anxiety and stress. Therefore, lavender essential oil has a certain regulating effect on the human nervous system and has a good effect on improving sleep. And there are no side effects, it is a method that can be used for a long time.
6. Improve respiratory diseases
Essential oils are volatile, so essential oil molecules can enter the body through breathing and smelling. Because essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, they can alleviate or improve many common respiratory diseases. For example, bronchitis, cough, sinusitis, etc., essential oils such as eucalyptus and peppermint can be used.