Benefits and history of aromatherapy
by Maybeez on Oct 21, 2021
BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY
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Today we have a most interesting topic; aromatherapy, because every day we are more surprised by everything that nature can offer us and we want to share it with you. You may be wondering what is aromatherapy? what is it for?
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine based on essential oils, which aims to improve psychological or physical well-being. They can be used topically, on the skin, inhaled, using our sense of smell, and even immersive, in water flavored with the essential oil. This therapy is very old. Keep reading and we will tell you more about its origin!
JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF AROMATHERAPY
When they opened the tomb of Tutankhamun, they discovered that it contained jars for perfumes, and these still kept essences that, even today, subtly give off aroma.
Indeed, the Egyptians already used essential oils.
We know this and more thanks to the fact that their texts describe ritual procedures, healing ointments, poultices, and they had the practice of using aromatic fumigations to elevate the spirit, helping the person to heal from any disease. There are even numerous references to "magical perfumes" that increase the attraction between people and promise happiness.
These practices later spread to India, Greece, Rome and even China, which saw their medicinal power and soon those essential oils became medicines. Today these practices are still used as alternative therapy, since we do not have sufficient evidence that their use cures diseases, but we do know, thanks to different studies, that odors can stimulate and produce chemical changes in our brain and that its use improves mood and can even reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
We leave you here some interesting studies; on how aromatherapy could help improve anxiety without the side effects of common anxiolytics:
And another about its use to relieve pain:
ESSENTIAL OILS IN MAYBEEZ PRODUCTS
We show you what essential oils you can find in some of our products. It is a simple way to add that plus that smells offer us in our daily routines.
MAY CHANG: Its botanical name is Litsea Cubeba, and its smell has a characteristic lemon-like citrus fragrance. Its aroma is stimulating , which makes it very useful to combat emotional and psychological problems. It has antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties , being effective even in the fight against colds and other infections, we leave you the link of this interesting study that suggests that litsea cubeba vapors can kill and stop the growth of lung cancer cells . Incredible true?
ORANGE: This oil is extracted by squeezing the orange peel and its aroma is sweet and fresh at the same time. Helps improve mood comforts us . In some studies it has been seen that this smell is able to help you better endure pain and soften it.
ROSEMARY: This essential oil is obtained by distillation of the flowering tops and its aroma is strong, despite containing sweet notes, the intensity predominates.
Attention students , because this oil can be your best ally, its smell stimulates the mind by increasing energy, concentration and enthusiasm. It is also ideal for respiratory conditions such as colds, flu or asthma . An essential oil that clears your lungs and frees you from laziness.? What more can we ask for?
Enjoy its smell in our “Bee Avocado” hair mask when you need mental clarity.
BERGAMOT: Bergamot is a citrus fruit with many properties for the balance of the organism, according to a study published in a medical journal (Current Drugs Targets) together with the essential oil of lemon and lavender, they are effective for the treatment against depression, as they stimulate the production of brain neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin . It also improves mood and increases energy levels.
You can enjoy it in our “Relaxing Touch” body oil .
And we come to the end!
We encourage you to continue investigating the thousands of essential oils that exist and their properties.
Tell us if you were aware that the simple smell of an essential oil could generate so many benefits and if you have ever noticed them with our products, we would love to read your experience.
See you in another post!