Our collection BioAroma essential oils, for aromatherapy at home.
Aromatherapy; is a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which are aimed at improving a person’s health or mood. Many consider this type of treatment as unscientific and wishful thinking – however, scientific evidence of its effectiveness is growing. This study acknowledged that aromatherapy makes you feel good although there was no evidence that it makes you well. The essential oils used in aromatherapy have a different composition compared to other herbal products because the distillation used in aromatherapy recovers the lighter phytomolecules .
Aromatherapy is a widely used term for a range of traditional therapies that use essential oils. These may include massage oils, or any topical application that uses pure, essential oils – the essential oils are either absorbed through the skin or inhaled. We are not completely sure what the source of the benefit is – the massage, the smell or both.
The theory behind aromatherapy.
It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to smell – the olfactory system; a signal is sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories. This causes chemicals to be released which make the person feel relaxed, calm, or even stimulated. If the aromatherapy includes massage the effect is to further relax the person.
The BioAroma essential oils are said to have a direct pharmacological effect. Aromatherapists claim there is a synergy between the body and aromatic oils; however, there is no scientific proof that this is the case. Nevertheless, some preliminary clinical studies have revealed positive results.
Essential oils, phytoncides and other natural volatile organic compounds (VOCs) work differently. When targeting our sense of smell they activate the limbic system and emotional centres of the brain. When applied topically (onto the skin) they activate thermal receptors and destroy microbes and fungi. An internal application may stimulate the immune system (generally in the prescribed form).
Application of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is generally applied in one of three ways:
- Aerial diffusion – the oils evaporate into the air. The aim is to give the air a specific fragrance or to disinfect it.
- Direct inhalation – the person breaths the evaporating oils straight in. This is commonly used for respiratory disinfection, decongestion, as well as for psychological benefits.
- Topical applications – applied onto the skin. Commonly used for massage, baths, and therapeutic skin care.
Our aromatherapy essential oil products;
Basil essential oil.
Properties: Basil essential oil is carminative, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, antibacterial, and ophthalmic.
Health benefits: It has long been used for skin care, indigestion, respiratory problems, infections, stress disorders, blood circulation issues, pain, and vomiting.
Bergamot essential oil.
Properties: It is considered deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrizant, and digestive in nature.
Health benefits: Bergamot essential oil removes body odour, relieves spasms, suppresses pain, improves mood and fights depression, heals cuts and scars, and promotes efficient digestion
Cinnamon essential oil.
Properties: It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-clotting, stimulating, cooling, and carminative in nature.
Health benefits: It is frequently employed as a brain tonic, as well as for respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, blood circulation issues, infections, wound healing, pain relief, birth control, menstruation problems, breastfeeding, heart disorders, diabetes, colon cancer, indigestion, and as a relief for bad breath!
Citronella essential oil.
Properties: Citronella essential oil is an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and deodorant, all rolled into one. It is also diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge. Perhaps most well known in recent years is its use as a very effective insect repellent.
Health benefits: This useful oil inhibits bacterial, microbial, viral & fungal infections while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, relaxing spasms, soothing inflammations, eliminating body odour, stimulating perspiration, increasing urination and the removal of toxins from the body, reducing fever, and repelling insects. Finally, it is beneficial for good stomach health and digestion.
Cypress essential oil.
Properties: It is considered an astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, hemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic, and a sedative.
Health benefits: Cypress essential oil strengthens gums and contracts muscles, protects wounds from infections, clears spasms, removes body odour, increases urination, promotes perspiration, strengthens the respiratory system, and soothes inflammation.
Dittany essential oil.
Essential oil Dittany. Heal’s burns, wounds and bites of insects with an ointment of 15-30 drops of the essential oil in 50 ml. Almond oil.
Eucalyptus essential oil.
Properties: It has a number of important qualities, including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating.
Health benefits: It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, wounds, muscle pain, mental exhaustion, dental care, skin care, diabetes, fever, and intestinal germs.
Evening Primrose Oil.
Evening primrose contains essential fatty acids that are needed for reducing pain in the breasts. Take a few drops of this oil and apply it on the breasts gently.
Jasmine essential oil.
Properties: It is considered an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactogogue, emenagogue, parturient, sedative and uterine.
Health benefits: Jasmine essential oil fights depression and uplifts mood, protects wounds, cures sexual dysfunctions, and increases libido. It also reduces spasms, heals scars and after marks, gives relief from phlegm and coughs, increases breast milk, and regulates obstructed menstrual cycles. The oil also eases the delivery of babies and labour pains, while sedating inflammation and nervous disturbances.
Juniper essential oil.
Properties: Juniper essential oil has long been known as an antiseptic, sudorific, antirheumatic, depurative, antispasmodic, stimulating, stomachic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, rubefacient, vulnerary and tonic.
Health benefits: This oil protects wounds against becoming septic, increases sweating, cures rheumatism and arthritis, purifies the blood, eliminates spasms, stimulates functions, and is good for the stomach. Juniper essential oil also makes gums stronger and stops haemorrhaging, reduces excess gas, promotes urination, brings colour to the skin, and generally promotes quick healing of wounds.
Lavender essential oil.
Properties: Lavender essential oil can be calming, sleep-inducing, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal.
Health benefits: This oil is beneficial for the treatment of issues with the nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, and immune system health.
Laurel pure essential oil.
Digestive Health: Bay leaves have a very strong effect on the gastrointestinal system, both stimulating urination as a diuretic, which decreases the toxicity of the body, but also stimulating vomiting (as an emetic) when something toxic has been consumed. Furthermore, the organic compounds found in bay leaves are very effective for settling upset stomachs, soothing irritable bowel syndrome, or even lessening the symptoms of Celiac’s disease. Some of the more complex proteins in our modern diet can be difficult to digest, but the unique enzymes found in bay leaves help to facilitate efficient digestion and nutrient intake.
Respiratory Conditions: When the essential oil of bay leaves is extracted, it can be mixed into a salve and applied to the chest to help alleviate various respiratory conditions. This can also be achieved with a poultice made of the leaves. Spread it on the chest and allow it to remain overnight. Inhaling the vapours has a similar effect to aromatherapy and can loosen up phlegm and eliminate dangerous bacteria that may be trapped in your respiratory tracts thanks to its natural antibacterial quality.
Lemon essential oil.
Properties: Lemon essential oil is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, and a tonic.
Health benefits: This oil protects from wounds becoming septic, while inhibiting viral and bacterial growth, strengthening gums, and stopping hair loss. Furthermore, it lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops haemorrhaging, fights infections, and cures fevers.
Lemongrass essential oil.
Properties: It is an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, and a tonic.
Health benefits: Traditionally, lemongrass reduces pain, fights depression, inhibits microbial growth, reduces high fever, protects wounds from being septic, strengthens gums and hair and reduces haemorrhaging. This essential oil kills bacteria, eliminates gas, reduces body odour, promotes urination, reduces fever, stops fungal infections, increases milk, kills insects, strengthens nerves, soothes inflammation and nervous disturbances.
Mandarin essential oil.
Properties: It is famed for being an antiseptic, antispasmodic, circulatory, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, hepatic, nervous relaxant, sedative, stomachic and a tonic.
Health benefits: This essential oil protects wounds against becoming septic, relaxes spasms, increases blood & lymph circulation, promotes growth & regeneration of cells, purifies the blood, facilitates digestion, and is good for the liver. Furthermore, it soothes inflammation and nervous afflictions, while being good for the stomach and generally toning up the body.
Neroli essential oil.
Properties: Neroli essential oil is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, bactericidal, cordial, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, disinfectant, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, emollient, sedative, and a tonic.
Health benefits: It has been traditionally used to uplift mood and fight depression, and also as a way to enhance libido, protect wounds against infections, kill bacteria, and provide relief from gas. Furthermore, neroli essential oil speeds up the fading of scars and after marks promotes cell growth, fights infection, reduces spasms, eliminates body odour, improves digestion, takes care of skin, while soothing anxiety and inflammation.
Orange essential oil.
Properties: Orange essential oil is an anti inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and a cholagogue.
Health benefits: This oil traditionally is used to soothe inflammation, fight depression and uplift mood, protect against sepsis, enhance libido and as a cure for sexual dysfunction. Also, it gives relief from gas, increases urination and removes toxins, while toning up general health of the immune system, reducing emotional and nervous disturbances, increasing discharge and secretions from glands.
Oregano essential oil.
Properties: It is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue, and an anti-allergenic.
Health benefits: It is commonly used to inhibit viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. Oregano essential oil also heals the damage done by oxidation, soothes inflammations, promotes digestion, opens up obstructed menstruation, and helps cure allergies.
Pine essential oil.
Properties: it is often used as an antibacterial, analgesic, diuretic, energizing, antiseptic, or aromatic substance.
Health benefits: It is commonly employed to help in skin care, cosmetics, increase of metabolism, pain relief, stress disorders, mental fatigue, urinary tract infections, and various respiratory problems.
Rose essential oil.
Properties: Rose essential oil has long been used as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterineoil substance.
Health benefits: Traditionally, it fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation due to fever, protects wounds against developing sepsis, relieves spasms, fights viral infections, enhances libido and cures sexual disorders, while tightening gums and muscles, and stopping haemorrhaging. Furthermore, it inhibits bacterial growth, promotes discharges and secretions, heals scars, purifies the blood, opens up obstructed menses, stops haemorrhaging, boosts liver health, cures constipation and nervous disorders, as well as being good for stomach and uterine health.
Rosemary essential oil.
Properties: Rosemary essential oil is great for stimulating hair growth, and as a disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antibacterial, and analgesic substance.
Health benefits: It is very useful in terms of hair care, skin care, mouth care, anxiety, mental disorders, depression, pain, headache, rheumatism, respiratory problems, bronchial asthma, indigestion, and flatulence.
Sage essential oil.
Properties: Sage essential oil is normally considered an antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cholagogue and choleretic. It is also commonly used as a cicatrizant, depurative, digestive, disinfectant, emenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, and a stimulant substance.
Health benefits: It has been known to inhibit viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, and thus protects wounds against becoming septic, heals damages done by oxidation, soothes inflammation, clears spasms, increases the production of bile, and promotes digestion. Furthermore, it fights infections, opens up obstructed menstruation, cures coughs and colds, reduces fever, helps clear the bowels, stimulates discharges and generally boosts systemic functions.
Sandalwood essential oil.
Properties: It can be used as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrizant, carminative, diuretic, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant, hypotensive, memory booster, sedative and a tonic substance.
Health benefits: Sandalwood essential oil protects wounds from infection, soothes inflammations due to fever and other conditions, clears up spasms, tightens gums and muscles and helps stop hair loss. It can also reduce the chance of haemorrhaging, heal scars and after marks, give relief from gas, increase urination, fight infections, and it keeps skin smooth & free from infections. Finally, sandalwood essential oil traditionally cures coughs and colds, reduces blood pressure, increases memory, soothes nervous disorders and inflammations, and boosts your immune system.
Savoury essential oil.
Properties: This is steam-distilled from the leaves (the flowers too sometimes), and is pale orange. It is quite hot, like thyme, and a bit acrid. The principal constituents: Savory oil is extraordinarily high in phenols (like oregano and thyme) and other constituents are 30 – 40 percent carvacrol, 20 – 30 percent thymol, and cineol, cymene and pinene.
Health benefits: Because of the high phenol content, savory oil is very strongly antiseptic, again like oregano and thyme, but it must always be used in dilution. It is very useful for hastening the formation of scar tissue, and for treating bites, burns, ulcers and abscesses.
For cuts, have ready a small bottle consisting of 70 percent proof alcohol and 3 – 4 drops of savory essential oil. This will stop bleeding and stinging. Afterwards rub on an oil consisting of 10 ml (2 tsp) soy oil, 2 – 3 drops wheatgerm oil and 3 drops savory oil. This will help to heal.
A herb tea made with fresh savory is a great tonic in the morning. Add a drop of honey.
To make an aphrodisiac wine similar to that of the ancients, add 5 g (1/4 oz) savory leaves, 15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar or fructose, and 5 ml (1 tsp) Angostura bitters to a bottle of good port or Madeira. Steep for a while, then drink a glass when you need it.
Spearmint essential oil.
Properties: Spearmint essential oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, insecticide, restorative, and stimulating substance.
Health benefits: It has been used to protect wounds from becoming septic, clears spasms, gives relief from gas, is good for the brain, opens up obstructed menses, kills insects, restores health and heals general wear and tear while stimulating discharge and systemic functions.
Tea Tree essential oil.
Properties: Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, stimulant, and sudorific in nature.
Health benefits: This oil is often used to inhibit bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, promoting absorption of nutrients, speeding up the healing rate of scars and after marks. Finally, it can cure coughs and colds, and it stimulates systemic functions and appropriate discharges.
Thyme essential oil.
Properties: This type of oil is an antispasmodic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, and vermifugal substance.
Health benefits: It can be employed to eliminate spasms, give relief from rheumatism by removing toxins, protect wounds from becoming septic, and it kills bacteria. Thyme essential oil helps to cure chest infections, coughs and colds, is good for heart health, gives relief from excess gas, heals scars and after marks increases urination, regulates menstrual cycles, and cures coughs and colds.
Vanilla essential oil.
Properties: Vanilla essential oil is an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing, and generally relaxing substance.
Health benefits: It has been used to neutralize the effects of free radicals and other oxidants, and it repairs damages due to oxidation while enhancing the libido and promoting sexual arousal. Furthermore, it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells, reduces fever, fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation and reduces nervous disorders, promotes sleep, and reduces the stress and anxiety through its soothing qualities.
Ylang Ylang essential oil.
Properties: This final essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative type of substance.
Health benefits: It fights against depression and uplifts mood, stops sebum secretion, protects against sepsis, increases libido and cures various sexual disorders, while also reducing blood pressure, curing nervous disorders, soothing inflammation and reducing the severity of nervous disorders.
What are the risks of aromatherapy?
It is important to follow the product instructions carefully. Concentrated products may be poisonous before dilution and should be handled with care. If you have any of the following conditions you should be extra careful/cautious about aromatherapy:
If you have an allergy or allergies.
If you suffer from hay fever (a type of allergy)
If you suffer from asthma
If you have skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis
Extremely cautious if You suffer from epilepsy
You suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure)
Have DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
You are breastfeeding
Your are pregnant
Aromatherapy does sometimes have side effects. However, they tend to be very mild and do not last long. These include nausea, headaches and some allergic reactions.
Skin sensitivity to sunlight – essential oils derived from citrus may make the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light, making the person more susceptible to sunburn.