AROMATHERAPY AND ITS EFFECTS ON HUMANS.
These are the smells that bring us back to the vivid images of childhood or to the state of crazy youthful love, excite us or plunge us into a state of deep meditation and relaxation. The relationship between aroma and emotional state is successfully used by psychologists as an “anchor” for managing the internal state of a person. For example, You want to feel confident. To do this, just remember the moment when You felt such confidence, and inhale an unfamiliar fragrance. Now, in order to create a sense of self-confidence, you just need to feel this fragrance again.
Scents are not only a door to our inner world, but also a way to heal and restore the natural beauty of our body. It turns out that people have long used the aromas of essential oils to heal the body and soul, to attract love into their lives. The ancient Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, known for her irrepressible sexual temperament, possessed the art of using essential oils to enhance her sexual attractiveness.
This fact confirms the well – known truth “Everything new is well-forgotten old”. Today, aromas of essential oils are a powerful therapeutic method. It is trusted by doctors, cosmetologists, psychologists, massage therapists and just people who are not indifferent to their health and beauty, their natural and holistic impact on the human body.
For a modern person living in a world of speed, stress and time pressure, essential oil therapy is an affordable way to restore strength, relieve tension and fatigue, and an opportunity to enrich everyday life with new sensations. The healing effect of essential oils is based on the activation of natural mechanisms of self-regulation and self-healing that exist in each of us. Essential oils have a high penetrating power due to their molecular weight and shape, so they can enter the body through the skin, mucous membranes, respiratory organs, and gastrointestinal tract. This opens up wide opportunities for their use: massage, baths, enrichment of creams, tonics, shampoos, room aromatization, inhalation.
Nervous overload in our time has become a daily reality-stress is superimposed on stress, without giving time to recover. Like the ninth wave, negative emotions cover the person with the head. How can you survive in the exorbitant pace of modern civilization without wasting a precious gift – your health?
According to Goethe, all the right things were found a long time ago. Even in ancient times, healers knew how to use natural essential oils to keep the state of mind and body in harmony. Later, scientists found that the effect of aromas on humans occurs mainly at the level of high, thin matter. Therefore, essential oils can create a mood, driving away depression, fatigue and negative thoughts, but on one condition: if these flavors are pleasant to you.
There is a huge amount of oils (for example: orange, vanilla, Jasmine, ylang-ylang, cedar, cypress, lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, nutmeg sage, and others) that not only improve the overall health, but also act as a calming effect on the nervous system.
To relax after a hard day’s work and relieve irritability, take an aromatic bath:
· 4 drops of geranium oil, 3 drops of Clary sage or 2 drops of neroli, pre-mixed with a small amount of milk, sea salt solution or honey (emulsifiers for dissolving the oil mixture in water).