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AromatherapyFor many centuries people use pure essential oils, derived from plants, and the history of aromatherapy is in many ways part of the history of herbal medicine as a whole. It is believed that the distillation process of essential oils was first discovered in the Arab world about a thousand years ago, and since then their use rasprostranilas to the East, across the Indian subcontinent and the West, in Europe. Many current studies are conducted, for example, in France. Their results are widely used in various fields - from cosmetics to medicine, where essential oils are used as a powerful anti-infective funds. Essential oils are highly concentrated substances - for example, for the production of only 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of pure rose oil may need 5000 roses! For this reason, they need to be handled very carefully and use them sparingly. In large doses, many essential oils have become an irritant for the skin, and some of them, if mishandled, can even be poisonous. Since the effect of essential oils on our mood and emotional state occurs mainly through their impact on the sense organs, it is very important not to use any specific oil for too long, otherwise there will be addictive and the effect of treatment will be reduced. With daily use you should not use the same oil for more than 10 days. Store essential oils should be in well-closed bottles, hidden from sunlight. Essential oils are highly concentrated substances: carefully add one drop and use only those quantities that we offer here. Another rule: do not inhale and do not mix a lot of different oils at the same time - from the smell in the brain there is confusion and excess essential oils can cause headache and nausea. Mix only three or at most four oils, and it may be better to limit yourself to two. The most common method of using essential oils for self-medication is to add them in the tub. Put 6 drops of oil on the surface of the water in the tub just before to dive into it. Drops immediately form on the surface of the water a thin film that adheres to the skin and is partially absorbed by it in warm water. If you're using oil, which in large quantities can cause skin itching, - as, for example, peppermint oil, add to the bath only 3-4 drops, but a soft and, generally speaking, completely harmless oils, like lavender, can take 10 drops in a bath. For compresses add no more than 5 drops in a small bowl of hot or cold water (see more about this ). Another important method is the use of essential oils is their breeding in any of mainly vegetable oil and applied to the skin during a massage. At home using the concentration of the diluted essential oil should be 1 percent. As bottles, which are sold essential oils, usually equipped with a dropper, this Koh concentrations you will get by adding no more than 20 drops per 100 ml of the primary oil. Different cultures throughout the ages have preferred a different plant wt La massage, mainly depending on what oils were available in the area. Probably the most universal is almond oil: it is well absorbed into the skin and also nourishes it. Among other suitable data basic oils can be called the grape seed oil, sunflower and safflower oils; the most delicate is the coconut oil, but at low temperatures it hardens. It is important Essential oils should never be used inside, except for those cases when you are under the strict supervision of a specialist. Do not exceed doses. Essential oils have a very powerful effect, and proposed doubling the number of drops, you would rather hurt yourself than help. Many essential oils should not be taken during pregnancy. Use only those doses that are recommended in the section on childbirth, and avoid essential oils that are listed in Chapter REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM. All doses listed in this section are based on the assumption that 1 ml of the drug contains 20 drops..

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