Essential oils

The greatest efficiency is achieved by the right combination of essential oils. 

An interesting feature of aromatic oils is that their effectiveness is increased when mixed: different essential oils as it stimulates the action of each other. This property can successfully use it. Take the basis of the most pleasant patient aromatic oil that is suitable for his illness, and add the other healing oils in small doses. Thus, when a cold can be taken as a basis, tea tree oil and add the oil fir, myrtle and kaeputa, using as a base oil of eucalyptus, to supplement it with oil of myrrh, nayoli and tea tree (H. Bull).

Aromatherapy method works well in conjunction with other therapies (eg, use of essential oils can reduce the dose of antibiotics and prevent complications from their use), as well as other natural means of treatment - phytotherapy, balneology, homeopathy. Bronchitis used tea made from hibiscus cold preparations (press up to two hours). With a cold to remove the smear should drink a decoction of lime flowers. Diaphoretic effect at high temperature has a decoction of elder, and for a sore throat gargle help from a decoction of sage, infusion of chamomile, calendula flowers.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile is used in diseases of the urinary bladder. Decoction of chamomile steam baths and sitting with her improve blood circulation, have antiseptic, diuretic and anticonvulsant activity.

Sweet smell of oil produced from wood of sandalwood, for centuries been used in traditional Vedic medicine. Sandalwood, on the concepts of Ayurveda, affects tissue: the nervous and reproductive disorders, plasma, blood, muscle, bone marrow. Essential oil of sandalwood, improves metabolism, exerts hemostatic effect. In addition, this oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, soothing and cooling effect. Due to its anticonvulsant properties, it is applied against the hiccups.

Thyme can be used not only as a spice in cooking various dishes, but also as a remedy, which has a truly unusual features. Aroma thyme gives energy per minute of physical, mental or spiritual weakness, helps concentration. Antiseptic, disinfectant properties of thyme is particularly effective manifest themselves in infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, problems with the stomach and intestines, as well as for kidney and bladder. In folk medicine, herb thyme (thyme) is used as a sedative, diaphoretic, diuretic, insomnia, whooping cough and other diseases.

In 1976 he received the positive results of treatment of more than 1000 patients with diseases of the arteries, the application of essential oil of thyme was effective in 80% of cases. This method was developed IP Scherbanesku and tested in VNIIK UMD USSR under the guidance of Academician BP Petrovsky.

In 1978, French physician X. Plano published positive results of treatment of glaucoma essential oil of thyme in 83.5% of patients.

Fresh, invigorating scent of mint - a fast and effective tool for pain, dizziness, palpitations, anxiety and weakness. Mint oil has beneficial effects on the respiratory, digestive, nervous system and circulatory system. Mint can be successfully used for light massage for headache or heaviness in the head, with nervous excitement. However, men need to be careful with the mint - an overdose of declining sexual activity.

G. Bull sees the problem of matching essential oils to create different flavors like:

■ Lavender is well compatible with all essential oils, except for rosemary.

■ All citrus oils are mixed with no problems and go well with the smells of pine trees.

■ Characteristic odor of eucalyptus or peppermint can be made thinner by adding a little oil of lavender or rosemary.

■ Perfect harmony, as a rule, floral scents of jasmine, ylang-ylang, iris, lavender, neroli, rose and chamomile.

■ Sour note in the song make vetiver, cedar and sandalwood.

A combination of several essential oils stimulate inspiration works especially effectively. Try to add an aromatic lamp oil of bergamot, rosemary, sandalwood, lemon or lemon grass in different proportions.

Clary sage blends well with bergamot and cypress, which simultaneously helps to concentrate. Treatment with peppermint oil requires some dexterity smell of her very strong, but fits well with the scent of verbena, lemon and rosemary.

All essential oils for smell are divided into three categories: "top note", "heart note" and "root note". In S. Price is high, medium and low volatility. By "top note" are fresh, light and "transparent" odors, which are felt first, but just as quickly evaporate. Under the "heart note" refers to strong, exciting smells noticeably affect the emotions. "The main note" - earth, warm flavors of trees and roots. They are highly resistant.

S. Price offers the following options synergistic mixtures:

■ Basil, ginger, lavender, chamomile roman ("Journey").

■ Basil, bergamot, rosemary, Elem ("Mental").

■ Orange, pine, frankincense, pine ("Meeting").

■ Ginger, peppermint, fir, pine ("Joy").

■ Orange, bergamot, cardamom, lemon ("lift").

■ Geranium, lavender, spikenard, Chamomile Roman ("Good Night").

■ Orange, jasmine, cinnamon, frankincense ("Dawn").

■ Frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood ("Meditation").

■ Lavender, marjoram, petigreyn, sandalwood ("relaxation").

■ Geranium, jasmine absolute, palmarosa, rose absolute ("rose petal").

■ Ylang-ylang, lavender, sandalwood ("Freedom from Stress").

■ Petigreyn, Roman chamomile, sandalwood ("Lullaby").

Thousands of years in different religions to use essential oils to promote internal discipline and strengthen communication with the spiritual world.

The earliest "spirits" have come down to us - Egyptian incense "Kifi. His recipe contained in the Ebers Papyrus (1550 BC. Er.). This ancient incense used by priests, and includes 16 different components (calamus, frankincense, myrrh, etc.).

Ancient authors noted its relaxing, calming effect, the ability to get rid of the fear and panic.

Sacred incense are hyssop, cedarwood, frankincense, myrrh, juniper, Peruvian balsam, rose, sandalwood and ale. The combination of these oils in aromatherapy lamp creates a wonderful aroma in their action. Of course, you can only use some of them, but the possibility of essential oils in the composition should be not less than three, and in small quantities.

Recommendations G. Bull

■ Benzoic essential oil is particularly suited to those who have sick at heart.

■ Storax is peace of mind people are nervous, prone to hysteria in extreme situations.

■ Thuja provides people that are prone to stress, a healing respite and gives new strength.

■ Cypress helps to focus on the core, protects against negative influences.

After examining a large number of scientific data, we concluded that consensus on a combination of essential oils in an aromatherapist no, and started a separate search for the principle of matching.