AromatherapyInterest in essential oils has revived in recent decades with the popularity of aromatherapy, a branch of alternative medicine that claims that essential oils and other aromatic compounds have curative effects. Oils are volatilized or diluted in a carrier oil and used in massage, diffused in the air by a nebulizer, heated over a candle flame, or burned as incense.
The word ‘aromatherapy’ combines two words: aroma (a fragrance or sweet smell) and therapy (a treatment). Aroma and massage therapy are the practice of using essential oils for psychological and physical well-being via inhalation or massage.

Health benefits of Rose oil
Rose oil can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit powerful emotional responses.
Among the many benefits of Rose essential oil are properties like: anti depressant, anti septic,
anti spasmodic, anti viral, aphrodisiac, astringent, haemostatic, laxative, stomach and uterine.
Modern trends towards more holistic approaches to alternative health practices are driving
a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of rose oil. Its powerful cleansing properties are naturally antimicrobial. Its unique chemical structure allows it to pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to topical application.
Rose Essential oil is possible to be administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically to the skin, or taken internally as dietary supplements.

Health and anti-stressRose oils are naturally safe and have few, if any, undesirable side effects when used as directed.
But at the same time, however, it is powerfully concentrated and should be used with respect.
In any case it is a must that physician should be consulted before using in what ever way pure rose oil.
The other rose products, like rose floral water and dried rose flowers also have the above benefits of rose oil and could be taken internally as dietary supplements in the form of direct drinking of rose water or diluted with drinking water or mineral water and in the from of tea with dried rose flowers.

Health benefits of Lavender oil
I have to admit that at the time I have started with essential oils I did not have even the slightest idea how many usages has lavender as essential oil or as dried herb. At that time rose oil was for me everything, with its too many legends coming from too distant times aback.
Nowadays I am thorn between rose and lavender.
Although lavender oil is much cheaper than rose oil one cannot imagine that lavender would disappear from the market. We all are so accustomed with its aroma in the perfumes, deodorant, insect repellant, disinfectant, soap, insence, aromatherapy, candles…so many applications of lavender.

lavender3Some people say these days lavender is enjoying renewed popularity as an alternative to conventional drug treatments I would rather say popularity of lavender - it has never stopped.
Besides all the above applications Lavender is known as a calming and relaxing herb, with effect of ease to sleep – slow and undisturbed. This is very closely associated with its effect of natural stress relief. It is used and for insomnia, anxiety and depression. Helps reducing severity of depression used at the same time with antidepressant.

lavender5While aromatherapy with lavender can help with your sleep, lavender also has a rather big range of health benefits, like pain relief, infections treatment, anti-inflammatory properties, skin disorders, including acne treatment and digestive complaints. Headaches and migranes; Menstrual cramps; Allergies and asthma; muscles strains and aches.
Lavender also has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Therefore I agree with the aromatherapists for the feeling that lavender oil is probably the most versatile oil because of its too many healing properties. The best one to have on hand.
Therefore before you reach next time to the drugs for your muscle ache, headache or skin eruption think and look to nature first.