LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2012) - Aromatherapy oils are derived from plant materials, and in effect are the "life force" of the plant. The odoriferous molecules can affect the body and mind, bringing about changes to your psychological and physical well-being. If you practise aromatherapy you can supporting balance and harmony within your mind and body, but with so many oils promising different remedies it can be difficult to know which oil will best suit your herbal needs.
Here's a quick guide:
If you're finding it hard to relax then opt for lavender oil - why not try using some next time you have a headache or nervous tension? It's cleansing and refreshing to use as a massage lubricant, in a bath or by inhaling.
Castor oil is rumoured to support skin health. Soak a flannel in warmed castor oil and apply to your affected skin. You can also take castor oil by the teaspoon, although it has a strong, unlikeable taste. Castor oil has also been supposedly linked to inducing labour, so if you're pregnant you should consult your doctor before taking it!
Tea Tree Oil
Probably one of the most popular oils around, Tea Tree Oil is believed to possess antibacterial properties. Try it and see for yourself. Tea Tree oil is noted for its invigorating effects when added to bath water, so try a few drops for a really refreshing bath.
There are many supposed health benefits of Eucalyptus Oil; it is probably best known for its natural decongestant qualities. It can be used in toothpastes, soaps as well as in saunas and baths.
There are of course, many more aromatherapy oils out there, so if you're looking to try and create natural harmony between your mind and body then it's definitely worth looking around for aromatherapy oils that can best suit your needs.
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