Is there something that has been stressing you lately? It’s time to get real with aromatherapy and live a healthier life with these essential oils.
Before we get to into the thick of things, what really is an essential oil? By definition, these are aromatic chemical compounds extracted from plants, flowers, and roots that undergo distillation, either through steam or water, or any scientific method before it’s infused with oils. However, the thought of organic ingredients used to make an essential oil are not enough to prove itself safe. Whether it’s lavender or chamomile, peppermint or tea tree, it still comes with a caution to heed if you’re the type to have a sensitive skin.
Health benefits behind these oils
Stress would often trigger our anxiety until it attacks our thoughts and knocks us down. While this affects our lifestyle and well-being, there is something to be done about it. So, sit back, relax, ease your mind, and get into the doctor-prescribed traditional therapy with essential oils.
To start off, if you begin to feel uneasiness or notice symptoms unusual to your norm, then it is best to seek this traditional form of therapy. Studies demonstrate how peppermint and eucalyptus oil can alleviate headaches and insomnia. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, lavender oil keeps you at calm for a good night sleep. Essential oils are also extremely potent, highlighting an efficacy unlike any other. Pili’s Bug Me Not for example, is not only one (if not the most) effective product we’ve tried in repelling mosquitos, it also lasts the longest, leaving a refreshing, cooling sensation on the skin.
How it should be used
Not all essential oils are created equal, where each will benefit you different from the other, each consumption soothes us in unique points. You can either diffuse it for inhalation or spread it directly unto skin for absorption. As soon you roll out an amount of properly diluted oil to your skin, plant particles safely penetrate through. Picture yourself: the moment you smell a bowl of hot ramen instantly reminds you of Japan, for example. The exact thing goes for inhaling essential oils. Using a diffuser to inhale essential oils can invigorate a part of you brain—limbic system to enhance your long-term memory.
If you haven’t discovered the healing powers of being an ‘oil-bularyo,’ try it using these essential oils available in the market.
Pili Ani PH is available at SM malls, Ayala Malls, Rustan’s, Robinsons Place, chosen pharmacies, and spa. See their complete list of Pili Ani stores here.
Figs & Blossoms is located at 3rd level, Greenbelt 5. You can also shop them at BeautyMNL.
V&M Naturals is available at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and Glorietta 3. You can also shop V&M Naturals at BeautyMNL.
Young Living is available at Experience Living, Bonifacio Global City.
L’Occitane is available at Rustan’s Beauty Source. See the complete list of L’Occitane stores here.
You can’t just apply these oils on sensitive or damaged parts of your skin. A note worth mentioning: In case you didn’t spot an expiration date on its packaging, it doesn’t mean you can store it for as long as you can. It’s better if you’re just storing them for 3 years or less. Most importantly, there’s no harm in consulting a professional when choosing which essential oils suit you best.