The Importance Of Essential Oils And Aromatherapy
January 23 2021 – Ridvan Demirci
Essential Oils | Aromatherapy | Essential Oil Soap | Daily Aromatherapy
When you first hear the terms “essential oils” or “aromatherapy”, an image of a new-age hippie or even a health-conscious soccer mom may come to mind. However, there is nothing “new age” about the use of essential oils and aromatherapy in promoting wellness within the body. You see, from the beginning of our existence humans have always known of the benefits and the importance of the continuous use of essential oils and aromatherapy. That is, the use of extracted plant oils to promote health through aromatic, internal, and topical use. While it is highly suggested that you seek a doctor’s opinion before ingesting essential oils, the various uses of them have been proven to be effective and beneficial over time.
Even Ancient Egyptians saw merit in using essential oils and aromatherapy to promote a healthy body. Beginning in Ancient Egypt, the use of essential oils and aromatherapy became commonplace in makeup as well as medicines. These practices were passed down to the Greeks and Romans, who began to use essential oils and aromatherapy more as hygiene products and as preventative medicine. Throughout our history, essential oils and aromatherapy was discovered, forgotten, and rediscovered over and over again as a natural way to prevent and remedy illness while promoting a healthy body. More recently, within the past 30-40 years, essential oils and aromatherapy have made a comeback as more and more people become concerned with the chemical additives in today’s everyday hygiene, cleaning, and medical items.
"Throughout our history, essential oils and aromatherapy was discovered, forgotten, and rediscovered over and over again as a natural way to prevent and remedy illness while promoting a healthy body."
Since the use of essential oils and aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years, the practice has been refined throughout time. It has been discovered that there are many possible uses and methods of application when it comes to essential oils and aromatherapy. From soaking in a warm bath amongst essential oil-infused soaps to placing a few drops of your favorite oil in a diffuser, there are a variety of ways to reap the benefits of these all-natural extracts.
Common Uses for Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
As mentioned, people as far back in time as Ancient Egypt used aromatic plants to create essential oils for a variety of purposes. Specifically, they used them as healing aids and within medical perfumes. Throughout time, the use of essential oils and aromatherapy has been tested, tweaked, and perfected. It is estimated that over three-thousand plants can be used for aromatherapy purposes with each of these plants having their own therapeutic and medical benefits. Of course, there are some plants whose essential oils seem to be more effective than others, and you can find many of them infused within our products along with their listed benefits here at Sabun Co.
One of the most popular uses of essential oils and aromatherapy is to use them to reduce or manage pain. There are a handful of well-known plants that produce essential oils known for their pain alleviation properties. Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, and Yarrow are just some essential oils that can be used to reduce pain as well as swelling. Okay, so essential oils can help with pain, but how much pain can they really subside? Specifically, they are known for soothing sore joints and even reduce the effects of headaches and migraines. They can also be used to manage pain in injuries, muscles, and bones.
"Essential oils can also be used to manage pain in injuries, muscles, and bones."
In addition to helping with pain, some essential oils are perfect when used as preventative holistic medicine. For example, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, and even Geranium are just a few of the many essential oils proven to have antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. These essential oils can be used through aromatherapy to boost immunity and treat already-existing conditions. You will find that these essential oils can even be found in the ingredients of over-the-counter cold and flu medicines such as cough drops and even some medical syrups.
Even further, while some essential oils such as Fennel and Ginger improve digestion, others can be used to improve sleep, reduce stress, and improve the symptoms of anxiety. After a long and stressful day, have you ever found it difficult to slow down enough to fall asleep? Or, do life events ever give you so much anxiety that you suffer from intrusive thoughts or obsessions? Bergamot, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang are all examples of essential oils that can be used through aromatherapy to improve your sleep and anxiety symptoms.
How To Use Essential Oils And Aromatherapy
There are many different ways in which you can use essential oils for maximum effectiveness. With each essential oil and it’s intended benefits, it is suggested that you research and consult professionals on best practices. Essential oils are proven to be effective when used aromatically, internally, and also topically. As such, it is important to consult a doctor before ingesting essential oils as some can be used internally while others cannot. In addition, it is important to remember that everyone’s bodies are different and what can be good for someone else may not be right for you. Compared to the practice of ingesting essential oils, using them aromatically as well as topically are not controversial methods.
"Essential oils are proven to be effective when used aromatically, internally, and also topically."
Many essential oils can be used topically for their aromatherapy benefits through soaps, bath salts, and even lotions. These essential oils offer pleasant and familiar scents as well as therapeutic and medical benefits. They can be paired with loofah scrubs to maximize their effectiveness in working with the body as well as exfoliating the skin. Rather than seeking synthetic chemicals to assist in skin issues, essential oils are a sure way to help you with any skin ailments such as eczema, dandruff, or even bug bites! In addition to using essential oils topically, they can be paired with diffusers and facial steamers for more of an aromatic approach. This will make your room smell good, and it will also help the essential oil work its way into your body through the act of breathing them in.
"Many essential oils can be used topically for their aromatherapy benefits through soaps, bath salts, and even lotions."
When you really think about it, how far essential oils and aromatherapy has come since the time of the Ancient Egyptians is truly amazing. Throughout history, essential oils have been used for their cosmetic, therapeutic, and even medical purposes. They have gone through phases where the world forgot about their healing properties but, just as soon as they had disappeared, they were rediscovered. The practice of using essential oils has been improved throughout the years, and now more so than ever humans have a clear vision of how to use them for their distinct benefits. It is never too late to learn about the important uses and benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy!
How Do We Utilize Essential Oils Here At Sabun Co.?
One of our strongest suits is how we actually blend and use essential oils within our soap formulas. Given the fact that our biggest organ is our skin, one of the most efficient ways to benefit from essential oils is to apply them topically. What can be a better way than to incorporate essential oils into the one thing that you use everyday to cleanse your skin?
"From top to bottom;
Moscow Mule - Ginger Oil Natural Vegan Soap Bar
Avocado Toast - Avocado Oil Natural Vegan Soap Bar
Comb My Honey - Honey & Beeswax Natural Soap Bar"
Our soap base includes a divine blend of the following essential oils:
- Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oil
- Trinticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
- Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
- Echinacea Purpurea Extract
- Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract
- Centella Asiatica Extract
- Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract
- Rosa Centifolia (Cabbage Rose) Flower Extract
- Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract
- Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract
- Laurus Nobilis (Bay Laurel) Leaf Oil
Each single bar includes this magical blend on top of it's main essential oil and/or ingredient which provides the unique scent and name to our bars. Just to name a few;
Kazablanka - Moroccan Argan Oil Natural Vegan Loofah Soap Bar
- Cleopatra's :Lover - Donkey Milk & Honey Natural Loofah Soap Bar
Lone Pine Peak - Pine Oil Natural Vegan Loofah Soap Bar
Olivium - Olive Leaf Oil Natural Vegan Loofah Soap Bar
- Relax. Sleep. Repeat. - Lavender Oil Natural Vegan Loofah Soap Bar
Check all of our bars here and find the one for yourself!