AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential Oils for Overall Well-Being
I constantly have friends and family asking me about various essential oils and their aromatherapy properties, so I decided to interview the expert, Kayla Fioravanti, ARC Registered & Certified Aromatherapist and Co-founder & Chief Cosmetic Formulator for Essential Wholesale (www.essentialwholesale.com). Here is her advice about incorporating aromatherapy into your world - It’s much easier than you might think.
Q. Which aromatherapy scents are most multitasking?
A. The number one multitasking essential oil is lavender. Lavender can be used for everything from burns, blemishes, and sleeplessness to tantrums. There is no other essential oil with as many topical aromatherapy applications as lavender. It is one of the only essential oils that can be applied "neat" (directly on the skin undiluted) and it is useful for any skin issue. It is also incredibly versatile for inhalation aromatherapy. Lavender is a relaxing essential oil that can be used to calm, soothe and sedate. Lavender makes the top of the list for every nervous condition. Lavender is especially good when it is used in a spray for bed linens. Not only is it relaxing but it combats dust mites and bed bugs. I never travel without lavender.
Q. If a person is buying essential oils for home use which ones are best and how can they incorporate them into their everyday life for stress relief, to bring about a joyous environment, to combat sickness and for overall well-being?
A. Stress Relief: Lavender is the best choice for stress relief. It is one of the easiest essential oils to incorporate into your life without hassle. Since lavender can be applied “neat” to the skin it is handy to simply carry a bottle of lavender essential oil in your purse. I apply lavender essential oil to every band-aid just before sticking it to any of my children’s bumps, bruises and owies. If I’m stressed out I apply a little bit of lavender to my finger tips and run my hands through my hair (works on kids too) to bring the subtle aroma to my environment.
Lemon essential oils can be used to combat the spread of airborne germs. Find an empty spray bottle and add 10 drops of lemon essential oil per 1 ounce of water, shake vigorously and spray thorough your environment.
Grapefruit is great for mental exhaustion, disinfecting airborne germs and useful for oily congested skin. Peppermint is perfect for headaches, migraines, nausea, fatigue, apathy, coughs, mental tiredness and is stimulating, and strengthening.
Once you begin to use aromatherapy on a regular basis, you will wonder how you got along without it. The soothing scents are a welcome, calming ritual you can always count on to bring relief that is pure and natural. Start with one scent and build your own aromatherapy collection. Your mind, body and soul will thank you.
Article Written By: Laura Miller; Laura Miller is a beauty expert and is always on the cutting edge of new products and breakthroughs in the health and beauty industry.