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Uses of Essential Oils

There are many different ways to use essential oils sensibly in everyday life. Using essential oils is easy. However, internal intake only belongs in the hands of a doctor, alternative practitioner or experienced aromatherapy practitioner.

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Essential oils penetrate the body very quickly through the skin. Therefore, external use, for example as a massage oil, is much more sensible. The soles of the feet, forehead, scalp, armpits and palms of the hands are particularly permeable.

Therefore, a particularly effective form of application is massaging the etherische Öle into the sole of the foot. This avoids the passage through the liver and thus the immediate metabolism of the essential oils in the liver. Instead, in their original state, they reach the lower respiratory tract as well as the entire organism via the pulmonary circulation.

Even massaging aggressive, skin-irritating oils such as thyme and oregano oil onto the soles of the feet has proven to be well tolerated and very effective.

Essential oils for massage

During a massage, the essential oils penetrate the skin into the bloodstream. As a result, they act on the organs below. At the same time, your body releases happy endorphins and the feel-good hormone oxytocin. This is why you can quickly achieve mental and physical relaxation through a massage. This leads to an overall improvement in the general condition.

Essential oils for bathing

One of the most beautiful uses of aromatherapy is bathing with essential oils. It is a balm for your soul. Thanks to a large number of essential oils, you can put together your own favourite bath. For example, a warm bath with essential oils is extremely beneficial in the case of an impending cold.

Essential oils for the sauna

After all, the essential oils are particularly suitable for use in the sauna. The rising steam distributes them particularly well in the sauna cabin. They are absorbed through the respiratory tract and also through the skin. For a sauna infusion, you only need 3 to 5 drops of essential oil. But never put the essential oils directly on the hot stones. They would burn. Therefore, always drizzle the oils into the sauna ladle filled with water. Then pour stones onto the sauna together with the water. Less is more here, as the oils develop particularly well in the hot steam.