Harness the natural healing power of aromatic plant extracts and oils to enhance your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Essential oils and how to use them
Aromatherapy is an ancient form of holistic, complementary therapy that uses essential natural plant oils and essences to promote better health and wellbeing.
Traditionally, it involved incorporating the aromatic components of plants, herbs and other botanical ingredients in oils, lotions and balms, and using them to treat various medical complaints.
In more recent times, essential oils have been used for their smell and for skin absorption through massage, to help alleviate the symptoms of a range of non-serious conditions.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy are thought to have a range of unique healing properties, uses, and effects.
Importance of essential oils
Many people find that essential oils and aromatherapy have helped to alleviate the symptoms of a wide range of medical conditions, including asthma, insomnia, depression, anxiety, arthritis and menopause.
Their benefits include easing pain, improving sleep, soothing sore joints, alleviating headaches and enhancing mood. Certain oils are also thought to contain properties which can boost immunity and improve your digestive health.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy can be used in a variety of ways.
Diffusers, spritzers and inhalers help to release their aromatic properties into the air, while they can also be added to body lotions or carrier oils, which can then be applied to, and absorbed by, the skin.
They can also be used with bath salts or facemasks to help you to de-stress and enhance your mood.
How do I use essential oils safely?
While most essential oils are safe to use, there are some things you should bear in mind to help you get the full benefit and avoid any potential side effects.
Essential oils shouldn’t be ingested or applied directly to the skin. Always use a carrier oil to dilute the pure oils. Certain essential oils can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so you should avoid these if you are planning on sunbathing or spending long periods outdoors.
And if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should seek the advice of your doctor before using essential oils. If you’re unsure, always make sure you read the label thoroughly before use. Lily & Loaf offers a wide range of essential oils with a variety of benefits, to help enhance your overall health and wellbeing.
Basil Organic Essential Oil (10ml)
Harness the aromatic properties of pure Basil to promote clear breathing and sinuses, relieve tension and promote clarity.