Here is all about essential oils and aromatherapy!!
Store your essential oils:
- Tightly closed in a Cool Place
- Away from Light, both natural & artificial
- Out of the reach of Children
If you have sensitive skin, avoid undiluted application.
Dilute oils with vegetable oil or another carrier before applying to the skin. Do not use essential oils excessively on your skin because this can cause increased dryness due to their lipophilic (fat-liking) nature.
We suggest test sensitivity of your skin before using any essential oils directly on your skin.
- A good way is to put a small diluted amount on the inner side of the upper arm and monitor for few hours.
- The safest place to put essential oils is always the bottom of the feet.
Some essential oils are flammable.
- Keep all essential oils away from fires, open flames, sparks, and electricity.
- Always remember to think of safety with essential oils.
- All essential oils need to be kept away from the eyes.
Do not even touch contact lenses.
- Be careful to not rub or touch your eyes when you have oils on your fingers.
- Do not drip essential oils into ears. Be very cautious when applying oils on the ear that they do not drip or run into the ear.
- Essential oils may safely be used on the exterior of the ear using the Auricular Probe Technique.
- After using an essential oil, it will take approximately 20 minutes before all of the oil is absorbed into your skin. Please be careful with what you touch.
- You won’t want to touch children, your face or other sensitive area, or go to the bathroom (especially MEN) within that time frame.
- Some essential oils on some skin type are photosensitive, which means sensitive to sunlight. When these oils are applied to the skin they can cause a rash or burn when exposed to sunlight.
- If you apply these oils to your feet or somewhere under clothing, you will be fine.
- Be extra safe – If you have very fair skin and usually burn in the sun you may want to double these times.
Essential Oils are used in various industries. Some of the industries in which they are used extensively are as below:
- Aromatherapy and Spa
- Food and Beverage industry
- Hotel and Hospitality industry
- Flavor and Fragrance industry
- Agriculture industry
- Cosmetic and Soaps industry
- House hold and Domestic cleaning products industry
- Pharmaceuticals industry
Aromatherapy means, the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes.
- The active ingredients within the oils are extracted directly from high yields of medicinal plants or herbs through a process called as distillation. The finished result is a very concentrated oily formula that can be mixed with other substances.
- Plants contain certain beneficial chemicals as a means of protecting themselves, including to ward off insects or rodents, and to defend themselves from bacteria or viruses.
Because essential oils very strong, they are used in aromatherapy practices are usually combined with a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil, almond before being applied directly to the skin.
When you inhale aroma, the smell by-passes basic “thinking brain” and directly goes to the limbic system. The limbic system is part of the brain that controls specific emotional impulses. For example, smelling Ayuralaya lavender essential oil increases alpha wave frequency and thus helps with relaxation. So Aromatherapy with various essential oils is most effective way of mood alteration/elevation and thus helps in holistic health and well-being.
If you want know anything more about essential oils and aromatherapy or specific about ayuralaya essential oils, please write to us. We will be more than happy to help you.