Essential Oils Uses
Why use essential oils
Essential oils, the life-blood of plants contain a broad range of naturally manufactured (by the plant) chemical compounds. These provide an extensive list of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual benefits to all who use them.
More specifically they are extremely effective at enhancing a wide range of therapies and natural healing techniques including, but not limited to:
- Massage therapy
- Mindfulness, meditation and yoga
- Stress reduction and emotion release
- Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
- Applied Kinesiology
Essential oils are also becoming more popular for use by mental health professionals and health coaches.
How essential oils work with your body
Essential oils are highly versatile in that their benefits can be gained by:
- Absorbing the constituent plant chemicals through your skin
- Inhaling the aromas using an essential oil diffuser or bowl method
IMPORTANT Essential oils should be diluted to a safe strength in a carrier oil before direct application to the skin. Too concentrated an oil can cause skin irritations and reactions.
Benefits of essential oils
Essential oils have been used as traditional remedies for centuries, for:
- Mental and/or emotional wellness
- Relief from headaches and migraines
- Improving sleep
- Reducing anxiety
- Promoting calmness and relaxation
- Support and prevention of various skin conditions
- Sunburn relief
Benefits experienced by professional practitioners
Professional health practitioners have also investigated the benefits for themselves and for their patients, as we did ourselves in our chiropractic clinic. That wealth of ‘on the ground’ experience and recent scientific studies have helped our understanding of just how effective essential oils can be.
Purchase the Aetheric Essentials range of high quality essential oils here, and check out the potential health benefits listed for every product we sell.
Essential oils and the limbic system
Inhaling essential oil aromas has been shown to stimulate parts of your limbic system. This is the area of your brain that is responsible for emotions, behaviours and long-term memories, as well as your sense of smell. That’s why a particular smell can trigger memories or emotions with just a single sniff!
The limbic system also has a role in unconscious physiological functions that happen “automatically”, such as heart rate, blood pressure and normal breathing. This may be one of the ways essential oils can exert a physical effect as well as an emotional effect through inhalation alone.
Essential oils Resonant Blends
Our own 12 Resonant Blends were born from our own clinical experiences and research. This led us to integrating the art and sciences of chiropractic, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and aromatherapy, so we could, with the right formulation / combination of essential oils,
- Alter the bio-energetics of the meridian systems
- Remove the mental/emotional blockage that so often prevents restoration to health.
We created twelve essential oil blends to support health, well-being promote healing and restore your bio-energetic balance. For more details, see our page on the 12 Resonant Blends.
Other uses of essential oils
We designed our essential oils for use by professional therapists, but the word has spread! So, we now sell direct to customers who have discovered the benefits of essential oils for their overall health and wellbeing.
We also have an increasing number of customers who love the aromas of our oils and our Resonant Blends so much, they use them in home-made cleaning products and cosmetics, including:
- Scented candles
- Natural cleaners (check out Bandits Blend)
- Massage oil
- Home made soaps
- Infusing in bath salts and bath bombs
If you’d like to use essential oils for home crafted products and gifts, please contact us for advice on safe concentrations and methods of use.