Essential Oils are now a regular part of your life. If not yet, then why not? The increasing stress at work, deteriorating mental health demands you to soothe yourself in your breaks. Options like a Holistic Spa, Hydro Spa are quite expensive for everyday usage. Modern lifestyle demands you to be proactive, attentive, tireless, and beast strength. But it is not humanly possible, is it? Well in these cases, Essential Oils are a good pass out. Even if you can afford more expensive stress relievers, why not choose an option that is much more in the budget, is trendy and very effective. All you need is a little bit of knowledge about oils (I will give you), a diffuser, and just a few hours. When you are done with your session of home-made aromatherapy, let me know; what did you like most? How does it feel?
What is an essential oil?
The essential oils are the liquid oils, that are extracted from the plant parts in concentrated forms. These are the solvent extracted from flowers, leaves, barks, roots of the plant. These oils are extracted by the process of steam distillation, Solvent Extraction, Maceration, Water Distillation, etc. These processes do not contaminate your pure essential oil with any kind of chemicals and are thus preferred. Never use any essential oil that says it is advanced technology and treated with certain effluents. These oils are contamination and can never be stated as pure or organic. The Food and Drug Administration does not affiliate the essential oils thus it becomes quite difficult to check their authenticity. Various Essential Oil Brands that are in the market provide their own authenticity test result to prove the purity of the oil.
What is your sign-oil?
Many users and aromatherapists believe that based on specific characteristics of people they must choose the essential oils. This way if you are starting with the use of essential oils you will get to know which one to pick. You can shift from one oil to another if you do not like the fragrance or the effects they have on your health. So what sign are you? Is Lavender Oil best for you? Or are you more like a mint kind of person? Let’s see.
Passionate and Hardworking by nature, Aries are prone to a lot of stress at work and in daily life. Mars does influence their headaches and aggravations. Thus, strong fragrances are good for Aries people. The powerful smell compliments their dynamic personality and helps soothe the fiery vibes. Try, Peppermint, Rose, Marjoram along with Chamomile and Lavender to help comfort the problems.
Venus rules over Taurus. This makes them very sensual, indulging, and loves to smell alluring and rich. Taurus loves Neroli, Rose, and Ylang-Ylang fragrances. It may sound astonishing but black pepper and cardamom brings out the spices for Tauriens in bedrooms. You may use rosemary and lemon to alleviate aches and pains.
The star sign Gemini runs on nervous energy and are prone to shortness of breath and tense. They often suffer from tender shoulders and necks. Use thyme and eucalyptus to clear the airways. Marjoram and peppermint would relax your tight muscles. Bergamot, Grapefruit, Rosemary, and ginger are the just-right scents, that can keep fraught Gemini alert and ready for all circumstances.
Crab people or Cancerians often suffer from digestion. They are too secretive and keep brooding over their problems. Peppermint, chamomile, and fennel help them with their daily problems. They are often moody and unpredictable with a tidal force of emotion. You can use steady oils like lavender, patchouli, and neroli to soothe the unpredictable mood.
These committed people are already energetic. To keep them every energetic, they require energetic fuel. Powerful fragrances like clove, cinnamon, and sweet orange suit their profile very much. If you suffer from back pains and muscle spasms try rosemary and ginger to ail your pain.
This warrior fights a mini-meltdown regularly. They need support to do so from various essential oils. Oils like ylang-ylang, lemon, rose, and vetiver help with the meltdown issues. Citrus oils, eucalyptus, and peppermint oil can help with the everlasting colds and flu.
Libra people are quite docile, and big thinkers. They are often lost in their thoughts thus end up procrastinating. They need something to bind their focus like sage, frankincense, or ylang-ylang. It will sharpen their clarity and attention which helps them to make a firm and final decision. Basil and bergamot would help them relieve their back pains.
Pluto is the planetary ruler of Scorpions. Patchouli, jasmine, and neroli are the erotic aromas that make scorpions feel very seductive. They are quite sensual beings and need such support. Oils like melissa rose and fennel is said to support reproductive health too. Being mystic, they can use cedarwood, myrrh, and mugwort.
Sagis is a freedom-loving, outdoor going sign. They are always hunting and chasing a new target. That is awe to achieve something new and different all the time. Geranium, rosemary, and tea tree are powerful oils that amplify feelings of adventurousness and boldness. Their addictive and tempering personality can be fueled by juniper and basil flavored essential oils.
Ginger, lavender, and lemon are good soothers for the Capricorn star. I understand that Capricorns often worry about everyone and everything. They are often insecure, protecting and bothered by every little thing. For de-stressing try chamomile, sandalwood, and patchouli.
These daydreamers are typically pioneering and assertive. They might look unreasonable and stubborn but they are often just lost in their world. These sharp edges can be smoothed by rose, lemon, and coriander flavor essential oil. Black Pepper, peppermint, and rosemary help them burning the midnight oil whenever they are in need.
Tea tree, lemon. And lavender is great to soothe and soften the ankles and feet that are always so hard-working. They are dreamers and are hard to persuade. Grounding oils such as vetiver, spruce, rosemary, and cedarwood helps them stay connected to the earth.