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Aromatherapy and the healing effect of essential oils

  1. Essential oil also called essential oil consists of purified extracts from plants. These oils have a beneficial and medicinal effect. From minor inconveniences, such as an insect bite to more complex problems such as depression, can be supported by essential oil. Working with scents using essential oil is also called aromatherapy.

Application Modes

  1. Essential oil can be mixed with a good base oil such as grape seed, almond or wheat germ oil on the skin. Do not use more than a few drops or a maximum of 5% essential oil. Evaporation in an aroma burner (a few drops in water), steam baths and compresses are also possible. You can also add a drop to your own shampoo, body lotion or cream.

Operating Instructions

  1. The different scents all have their own effect and instructions for use. For example, you can rarely use oils pure. During pregnancy and in children, some oils should be avoided or very diluted. Always check the instructions for use when an oil is suitable. But don't let this deter you from using essential oil. It is especially easy to use in an aroma burner. After all, many cosmetic and commercial products also contain essential oil

Overview of oils and their effect.

  1. Anise Is a very powerful oil and should be used in moderation and only for a short time. This oil has a spicy, sweet scent. It works well for digestive problems and reduces nausea, vomiting, constipation and flatulence. It is also an expectorant. The oil warms and invigorates the body and stimulates better blood circulation.


  1. Strengthens the nervous system and reduces anxiety and stress. Reduces cramps and is disinfectant. Helps against flatulence and depression. Do not use during pregnancy.


  1. Known for the Earl gray tea (contains bergamot). Has a stimulating, refreshing, uplifting effect and reduces tension and anxiety. Also works against cramps and is calming.


  1. Soothing, stimulating and strengthening. Soothes irritation and anger. It has a vasoconstrictor and is therefore good for fluid retention, varicose veins and menstrual complaints.


  1. Invigorating and cheerful. Lowers blood pressure. Its detoxifying effect aids digestion, reduces stomach acid, strengthens immune system, tightens the skin. Avoid during pregnancy.


  1. Is known as a remedy for respiratory problems. The essential oil is therefore good to use in a steam bath. It also reduces fever, soothes inflammation, fights infections and fights fatigue. Eucalyptus has warming and drying properties and thus reduces swelling. Do not use during pregnancy


  1. Floral fragrance. Works against anger, depression, anxiety and regulates sebum secretion. Therefore, works well with both dry and oily skin. Add a drop to your day cream.


  1. Sensual, uplifting, dispels indifference and listlessness. Jasmine also induces labor, so do not use during pregnancy. Good for dry, inflamed and sensitive skin.


  1. It is difficult and expensive to buy pure 100% chamomile essential oil. Along with lavender oil, it works well against insect bites, burns, bruises and sprains. It is a mild oil and can also be used for children. Chamomile also has a healing and analgesic effect. Increases resistance, is analgesic and antispasmodic. Is therefore suitable for muscle or menstrual cramps. Helps with dry, chapped skin and eczema.


  1. Stimulates body and mind with a wonderfully spicy scent. The oil has a restorative effect on cold and fatigue.


  1. Is one of the most versatile oils. This essential oil can (as one of the few) be used pure on the skin, but can also be diluted. Lavender smells nice and floral and has a relaxing effect. It is also good for insect bites, burns, sunburned skin and acne. Lavender also has an antiseptic effect and prevents scarring. The relaxing effect promotes sleep.


  1. Stimulates blood circulation and has a diuretic effect and is therefore very beneficial for cellulite. Rosemary can be used for low blood pressure, dizziness, diabetes, painful menstruation, migraine, muscle pain, colds, fatigue, joint pain, stress, cold hands, feet and stimulates the liver.


  1. Sandalwood can be used for acne, dry, cracked skin, bronchitis, dry cough, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, white flush, insomnia, depression and stress related complaints.

Tea tree

  1. By nature an anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial effect. Can be used for bacteria, fungi, pain, flu, colds, swimmers' eczema, ringworm, itching, head lice, acne, pimples. Often used to combat pimples.


  1. Good for warts.

Practical applications:

  1. Anti-cellulite oil: mix almond oil (base oil) with a few drops of essential lemon oil, Juniper, Cypress and Rosemary.

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