(MENAFN – Coherent Market Insights) Aromatherapy is the name given to a therapeutic method of using essential oil to affect a person’s mood and / or physical well-being. Essential oil is a concentrated, liquefied plant-based liquid that contains various volatile organic compounds found in plants. They are obtained by distillation or solvent extraction from aromatic herbs such as lavender, chamomile, geranium, jasmine, rose and bergamot, fragrant flowers such as orange, lemon, grapefruit and eucalyptus. The oil extracted from these plants is collectively known as essential oil.
The extraction process requires two main steps which include a solvent bath and a filterless oil extractor. Solvent extraction is the term used to describe the separation of volatile organic compounds from their components using a solvent. A number of organic solvents have been identified to be effective in this process, including methanol, ethanol, nitrous oxide, urea, propane, hydrogen peroxide, and many others. The process creates free radicals that lead to oxidative stress in the skin cells, collagen breakdown, and collagen loss. Oil production requires an extractor that can manage and maintain all of these processes for the best possible result.
Essential oil is extracted from the leaves, stems, and flowers of plants for a variety of uses.
Lemon is the most famous vegetable oil extract, others are eucalyptus, marjoram, lavender and many others. In Germany, classic oils are distilled from plants such as angelica root, German chamomile, melissa and valerian. Lemon eucalyptus oil is an oil obtained from the leaves of a tree (Eucalyptus citriodora) native to Australia and is used as a natural insect repellent. The oil contains a compound called para-menthane-3,8-diol (PMD), which makes it difficult for mosquitoes and other insects to smell your skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil – This essential oil has been found to have several health benefits. The oil was found to have antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also useful for coughs and sore throats. You can make a refreshing tea out of this oil by soaking crushed peppermint leaves and filtering them through a cup of tea. Another way to use peppermint oil is with a mouthwash. Just add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to warm water and gargle or use the same solution as above to make a refreshing tea.
Many people find that essential oil can be used on a daily basis, especially for illness or allergies. If you want to take advantage of these benefits, dilute this. Do not take more than one drop at a time. If you can’t use carrier oils, use a drop or two of pure essential oil followed by another drop of carrier oil to make sure the solution is completely saturated. A drop or two of pure essential oil can help dilute the oil further.
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