Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Essential oils, nature, healing, aromatic - Mental Professionals, Dietikon, Zürich
Essential oils are an outstanding gift from the nature to our people.

What is Essential Oils?

Essential oils come from the Greek word aither meaning air, volatile, transient. Essential oils are concentrated essences. These aromatic oils are extracted from seeds, flowers, leaves, berries, resin, cones, trees, roots, fruits and skins. And they have for many thousands of years been the human medicine's most important medicine and herbal remedy. Not all plants contain essential oils, but you can find them in over 1000 plants all around the world.

 

An essential oil is not only the smell of a plant, it is also the nutrients of the plant. They can have a legendary effect:

  • on wounds
  • seem cleansing
  • good for relaxing
  • are anti-inflammatory
  • make you in good mood
  • ...and a lot more....

 

As these oils are very powerful and some of them can cause allergic reactions, so you should use essential oils very carefully and in small amounts.

 

True and natural essential oils are pure and concentrated energy. They are extracted from the plants by pressing, distillation or extraction. Distillation is the most common method of producing essential oils.

 

As essential oils are highly concentrated essences

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You only need a few drops.


What is Aromatherapy?

It is important not to use synthetic imitations of essential oils. These oils lack the ingredients that make the oil appear to be whole. Essential oils should be extracted from plants that grow wild in nature, or are grown ecologically without the use of fertilizers and pesticides, which can thus be added to the oil.

 

Aromatherapy is a therapeutic and controlled use of essential oils, most often combined with massage. Other forms of aromatherapy are inhalation, baths, compresses, scented lamps, spray, etc. There are many different essential oils, which have different odors and different playful properties.
    

The use of aromatic substances is as old as humanity itself and throughout the story, aromatic plants and their essential oils have been part of the community life - religious, medicinal, culinary and cosmetic

In the aromatherapy, the plants' essential oils are used to enhance health and relieve health problems. At the same time, the good fragrances affect the brain via the limbic system. When essential oils are put on the skin they are taken into the bloodstream after 20-30 minutes. The different oils have different effects; Lavender oil is soothing while rosemary oil is refreshing. The oils can be used in a scented lamp, or you may have a few drops in the bath water or on the bed linen.

The essential oils are extracted from plant material with water vapor distillation. Each drop of the oils contains highly concentrated plant substances. To prevent corrosion on the skin, essential oils should be diluted in a base oil, for example. a vegetable cooking oil before lubricating on the skin. Most of the oils have an antibacterial effect, and some also inhibit fungi.

When essential oils are used properly, with common sense, they are harmless, comfortable, legendary. Since the oils are concentrated herbs, it is very important that they are treated with respect.

 

The advice I give do not replace the treatment

your doctor gives you.

 


Essential Oils & Children

For children between 0-3 years, use only one quarter of the amount used for adults.

Oils that can be used are Lavender, Mandarin, Camomile, Rosewood, Tea Tree.

Between 3-12 years, half of the adult dose is used.

Oils that can be used are Orange, Eucalyptus, Francinsence (Olibanum), Geranium, Camomile, Lavender, Mandarin, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Lemon, Cypress, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang.

 

NB! Essential oil should not be used in or near the face or for inhalation in children under 12 years of age.

 


Essential Oils & Pregnancy

Essential oils should generally be avoided in the 3 to 4 first months of pregnancy.

 

Oils to avoid during the whole pregnancy are:

Anise, Basil, Birch, Einebær, Fennel, Pine, Ginger, Isop, Jasmine, Camper, Cinnamon, Merian, Muskat Carnation, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Myrrh, Sage, Sedert , Sypress, Timian.

 

In the rest of the pregnancy and lactation time, 3 liters of essential oil may be mixed with 15 ml. vegetable oil for bath and massage.

 


Warning!

Most of the essential oils are toxic and must never be used internally. Essential oils may only be used in small areas of skin, and should then be diluted in base oil. Pregnant should avoid essential oils as they can be carried with the bloodstream to the fetus. Breastfeeding women should also be careful about essential oils. Many of the oils can cause reactions in sensible persons. If you are allergic, you should first test the oils: mix a drop of essential oil with a little vegetable oil and butter the mixture on the inside of your forearm. If your skin is as nice after 6 hours, you can safely use the oil.


Some safety-rules:

 

  • Always keep the oils out of reach of children.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin.
  • Always spoon out essential oil with vegetable oil.
  • When essential oils come into direct contact with eyes or mucous membranes, rinse with water or possibly with vegetable oil.


Are you in doubt if you have a medical problem,

you should first seek medical advice.

 



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