Essential oils: definition, production, uses and contraindications
Essential oils are used inaromatherapy. Aromatherapy is simply to use substances extracted from plants for medical purposes.
Essential oils are harvested by chemical processes which aim to separate and extract certain active molecules from the plant.
They can be used by oral track mainly under medical opinion. Indeed, these oils being very concentrated in active products, you need a suitable dosage to avoid all irritation of your body.
This mode of administration is generally used to activate the body's natural defenses.
Note that the main use of essential oils remains the application on the skin in the form of massage To lead to a relaxation effect, a relaxation and an antiseptic reaction for certain oils.
However, there are precautions to be taken when using them. These oils being very concentrated, they must be dilutedBeforehand in another vegetable oil such as sweet almond oil, for example, to avoid any irritation or burning of the skin.
They can also be broadcast In the ambient air to purify the atmosphere with perfume diffusers.
They are also used in inhalation To unclog your nose or fight insomnia for example.
For this use, you should never breathe the essential oil directly, it is advisable to pour 1 to 2 drops on a handkerchief and breathe it.
Finally, I draw your attention to the fact that the use of essential oils is strongly discouraged in children and the pregnant woman.
Also be aware that certain essential oils can cause allergies. To avoid the risk of allergy, it is advisable to apply a very small quantity of the mixture essential oil/vegetable oil on a small area of the skin, to wait a few minutes, if ever an abnormal reaction appears (redness, plate, itching, ...), you must quickly wash the area with water and soap and no longer use the essential oil in question.
Dr Noura Marrai (Doctor of Pharmacy, YouTuber Health, creator of the health well-being Pharmaquiz application),
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