The age old practice of using essential oils for therapy is referred to as Aromatherapy. The term originates from the Greek root-word ‘aroma’ which means pleasant scent. These essential oils are extracted from trees, barks, plants and flowers and are in turn converted onto oils that can be used to treat a variety of ailments. Thus, Aromatherapy is well-known to provide relief for various skin irritations and emotional and stress related ailments.
With the onset of Modern Aromatherapy in the early 1900’s, Aromatherapy is carried by various skin care products like creams and lotions. Aromatherapy Lotion is among the most popular product that caters skin enhancement and skin care. Designed to enhance the skin’s 塔羅牌占卜 natural beauty, aromatherapy lotions are infused with essential oils like lavender, jasmine and vanilla, which not only enhances skin glow but also promotes regeneration of old skin cells. With this specific purpose, aromatherapy lotions are said to promote age-less skin by delaying the formation of tell-tale signs of old age like wrinkles and cellulite.
A careful selection of essential oils and intricate mixtures of aromatherapy lotions and creams are being carried by different aromatherapy body care product lines. The most recommended are those infused with Shea Butter that is widely used by pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
When I was pregnant with my first born, I made it a point to apply Shea Butter Cream on my thigh and stomach area to avoid the formation of expected stretch marks. I have also practiced a daily routine of applying my favorite lavender-scented aromatherapy lotion.
A trip to my gynecologist revealed that the usage of aromatherapy products during my pregnancy and after childbirth proved to be beneficial and safe for both mom and newborn. This is because aromatherapy lotions are enriched with vitamins and minerals that revitalize, soothe and moisturize skin. With the beautiful scent that accompanies these moisturizers, they also promote good sleep, relaxation and a lovely experience of bathing and grooming.
Lavender-scented aromatherapy cream is best known to aid in getting a good night sleep. When we are tired and our nerves are sensitive, applying a lavender aromatherapy lotion during bedtime will help ease our nerves and relieve our stress. Lavender is also noted to treat digestive ailments and restlessness. Because of its calming, sedative and anti-convulsive effect, the scent of the lavender signals our brains to secrete relaxant hormones. Additionally, lavender scented aromatherapy lotion is also noted to cure skin ailments like eczema, acne and itchy skin. As such, it helps reduced the formation of stretch marks and cellulite on areas like thigh, buttocks, and stomach.
Later on during the period of my pregnancy, I learned from an advocate of aromatherapy, that continued use of lavender aromatherapy oil and/or lotion helps ease delivery pain and promotes faster recovery. It was also a good disinfectant and antiseptic that significantly helped keeping infections at bay.
A good number of homes keep aromatherapy lotions, creams and oils stored for their useful, beneficial and versatile purpose. If you prefer something organic and home-made, a number of sites have also been set up to provide information on creating home-made lotions and creams, making use of an oil base like jojoba, olive and even the most popular in the tropics, virgin coconut oil. These base oils have very little fragrance of their own and so do not mask the scent of your preferred essential oil.