November 17, 2010

Aromatherapy - Its Benefits To Beauty And Household

Aromatherapy - Its Benefits To Beauty And HouseholdThe practice of going to spa may have started during the ancient times when an ailing family member is travelled to hot springs or ancient towns famous for mineral waters believed to cure some illnesses. Today, modern day spa is believed to have rooted from the practices of people dating back from the early nineteenth century.

The magnitude as to the benefits of spa to mankind is insurmountable. As the ancient Chinese have their form of Chinese medicine, the modern day medicine also believes in the therapeutic value of spa. As the arrival of the20th century was welcomed with great approval, the amounting stress was faced with great disdain.

A working mother with an 8 to 5 job does not end working after office hours as her job being a full-time mother starts the moment she goes home. Despite having aching leg muscles, she tirelessly goes around to manage and prepare her household for her family. With all the unending sacrifices she does, it is only fair enough to pamper her once in a while with the luxury of going to a spa.

Time has proven that going to spa improves emotional well-being. Aromatherapy recipes which are combinations of many different fruits, herbs, flowers and essential oils such as chamomile, jojoba, lavender, grapefruit, lemon and others are used and incorporated in various relaxation techniques and procedures to alleviate stress physically and mentally. Lavender oil, which has long been used in perfumery, has a calming effect that aids in stress reduction and alleviation of anxiety. Chamomile, Russia's national flower, when made into a tea, served with lemon or honey, is believed to induce sleep and is commonly served after a massage session.

Aromatherapy alleviates a number of physical symptoms such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, minor bruises, stuffy nose and among others. Chamomile, for example, known for its anti-inflammatory, sedative, antimicrobial and healing effects alleviate arthritic pains while eucalyptus is used to relieve nasal congestion and primarily used in making cough medicines because of its antitussive effects and cooling effects.

Aside from improving emotional and physical well-being, enhancing beauty and promoting hygiene and skin care, aromatherapy recipes are also uses in various household chores. Combined with the right ingredients, herbs and essential oils can be made into different fragrances as air fresheners, deodorizers, potpourris and others. Vinegars, for example are used as deodorizers and fabric softeners while lavender, ylang ylang and chamomile are best as sprays for beddings and carpets.

Aromatherapy, thus, does not only serve to make you beautiful in and out but also contribute to an orderly and peaceful leaving. As the condition of your mind is reflected through your physical appearance and the way you deal with the people around you, it is best that you pamper yourself to promote your inner beauty because beauty comes from within.