What is Aromatherapy and Why it is so essential in our daily lives?

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What is Aromatherapy and Why it is so essential in our daily lives? What are the benefits of Aromatherapy? (A complete guide step by step)

What is Aroma?

It means fragrance and fragrant substances. Not all scented plants can produce essential oils. (It depends on the amount extracted and the type of substance included.)

What is Essential Oil?

·         Collected from one or more parts of plants or one essential oil from several types of plants.

·         Very high volatility

·         Very concentrated substances

The main ingredient is a natural mixture of 1-10 species, usually about 100 species (as many as 300 species) Steam distillation and expression. Solvent extraction (extraction, infusion) CO2 extraction process

From this point of view, the essential oil is extracted from the oil part, so it is a different concept from defrosting or extracting all or part of the plant.  It is called oil, but unlike fatty oils, evaporates without leaving traces when left in the air. Most of them are pale yellow and have very little viscosity.

As it is a very high-concentration substance, it is rarely used alone. It is diluted with necessary oil or water and used

If you leave it for a long time, its efficacy and scent will thicken, but after six months, there will be a scent, and the effect will disappear.

A substance created to achieve a purpose that is not an indispensable component in the metabolic process of plants (such as seducing or rejecting insects and protecting oneself from disease)

These substances accumulate in any part of the plant or body fluids If the amount is large, the oil is cheaper, and if it is small, it is expensive.

Every plant can smell its own, but not all plants produce volatile oils

It is made up of small molecules that can penetrate the skin and be absorbed into the bloodstream and easily absorbed into the mucous membranes of the respiratory or digestive system.

Affects body chemicals in the blood or tissues

It is known to be wholly discharged within minutes to hours without going through almost metabolic processes.

Some components have their toxic ingredients (phenol, ketone, etc.), but other parts alleviate this toxicity, so most can be safely used.

From this point of view, it is different from antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs that consist of one ingredient and may have little effect, but it has less risk of side effects and less resistance.

Essential oils extracted as substances such as alcohol or acetone, even in small quantities, contain these substances in essential oils and may be unsuitable for treatment.

Materials such as eugenol can also corrode metals. So it is natural that all essential oils should be used carefully.

(Essential oil extraction site)

  • Leaves & flowering top - basil, geranium, lavender, rosemary, thyme, peppermint, rosemary
  • Flower - Rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli, chamomile, jasine
  • Petal - rose petal
  • leaves, needle - cypress, eucalyptus, tea tree, fir needle, petitgrain
  • Fruit - citus, fennel, pepper, vanilla
  • Seed - angelica, balck pepper, dill, fennel, carrot
  • twigs, bark - cajuput, cinnamon
  • heart of wood - cedar wood, rosewood, sandalwood
  • Resin - benzoin, frankincense, myrrh
  • Roots - angelica, ginger, vetiver
  • Grass - lemongrass, sage, verbena, hyssop
  • Several places in one plant - lavender, palmarosa
  • Several essential oils in one plant (orange) - flower-neroli--bergamot sound of fruit--heavy orange

(Essential Oil)

  • terpene monoterpene - camphene, limonene, zingiberene
  • Sesquiterpene - chamazulene
  • Alcohol - rose petal
  • Aldehyde - citral, cinnamics
  • Acid - benzoic acid
  • Ester - bornyl, acetate, linalyl acetate
  • Ketone - comphor, crvome, fenchone
  • Oxide - eucalyptol
  • Phenol - arbutin, carvacrol, thyme

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