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Aromatherapy, Alternative Medicine that does your Body Good

Many people regularly use alternative medicine to treat some diseases. These medical practices are very successful, driven by the wave of so-called alternative medicines that are presented in addition to traditional medicine.

Alternative medicine practices are very numerous, such as aromatherapy involving the use of essential oils, acupuncture, herbal medicine, hypnosis, mesotherapy… Some have been known for a long time and are commonly practiced in certain countries. This is, for example, the case of acupuncture or herbal medicine and aromatherapy in China and Japan.

The purpose of these practices is essential to prevent disease and keep the body healthy. It is also a way to reduce medication intake and prevent possible unwanted side effects. One of the most used alternative therapies is undoubtedly aromatherapy since it can be practiced at home and without complications, just follow the instructions to the letter and consult an expert on the type of essential oil to use, this will depend on the purpose for which you want to use essential oil.

Essential oils are extracted from plants and seeds. In the case of palo santo essential oil, its extraction is made from palo santo trees or branches that have died naturally in the forest and have rested in their habitat for at least 2 years after their death, in this way this wood sacred manifests its many healing properties that we can use for our benefit. Within aromatherapy, we find incenses, essential oils, soaps, and even candles. For more information about Palo Santo products visit >> EcuadorianHands

One way of caring for the skin of your body is based on natural soaps with medicinal properties, thus maintaining good hygiene, beauty, and good quality of life. For the skin it is ideal to use soaps made from essential oils, within the market, there are a wide variety of natural soaps made with essential oils such as palo santo, lemon, lavender soaps, among others.

One of the soaps that I consider to be favorite is Palo Santo since it has great properties, including its high amounts of limonene, a strong antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent. Washing every day with this soap is an essential hygiene practice for health and comfort, this allows us to:

  • Remove dust and dirt, which if accumulated can cause skin problems;
  • Avoid unpleasant body odors;
  • Currently, with the appearance of new diseases, having a good toilet will limit the risk of disease transmission. Hands should be washed more frequently because they are more exposed and carry more
  • This Palo Santo natural soap is used to disinfect minor wounds, it also eliminates and fights spots and

Tips for a healthy home

There are essential oils that can help clean the air and prevent the spread of germs in our homes.

For the purification and disinfection of our home, we can do it with essential oils by diffusion, the following essential oils can be diffused in a suitable aroma diffuser to clean the air: Palo Santo, organic lemon, radiated eucalyptus, Scots pine…

Diffusion is ideally practiced for 30 minutes, 1 to 3 times a day, depending on your lifestyle. We practice it in a well-ventilated room and never sleep. There are many essential oil blends to spread. They are very practical for directed action. There are also many natural scented candles, made without harmful ingredients, and based on vegetable wax and essential oils, which can be used to flavor the home.

We can also increase the cleaning power of certain household detergents by adding disinfecting essential oils: true lavender, Palo Santo, tea tree, lemon essence… the choice is wide!

But how do you practice?

With a neutral dishwashing product: add a maximum of 10 drops of essential oil per 100 ml of product.

With black surface soap: add a maximum of 20 drops of essential oil for every 100 grams of black soap.

With vinegar: Pleasantly perfumes your cleaning vinegar (white vinegar for windows or chrome). Simply add 5 drops of essential oil for every 100 ml of white vinegar. Then use this diluted vinegar in your preparations, or for your chrome or glass surfaces.

Recommendations for a healthy life practicing aromatherapy

Calm down: to calm down in case of stress or argument, you breathe 3 times deeply an essential oil that decreases the production of adrenaline. Choose between Palo Santo, mandarin, or lavender.

Wake up: to give yourself a little energy and energy, you breathe 3 times deeply an essential oil that stimulates the activity of the adrenal glands. Choose from Scots Pine, Lemon, and Palo Santo. The noble laurel works, too, but on a more energetic level.

Lose weight: Breathing 3 times the grapefruit essence can suppress hunger and, in particular, the desire for sweetness.

Repellent: Ants, flies, and mice hate mint! It doesn’t work all the time, but you can rub a little peppermint or even Palo Santo essential oil that has a similar scent over the complaints and corners of an infested room to prevent intruders and even repel mosquitoes.

Disinfect your fruits and vegetables: When shopping or at the market, it is normal for our fruits and vegetables to have a little dust since they are exposed to the open air. If when you buy it they tell you that they are already washed, it is recommended that you wash them again to avoid any type of contagion, you can use a little water with a few drops of essential oil of lemon, mint or palo santo and wash your fruits and vegetables, this It will not only disinfect it, it will also help maintain them.

As an extra recommendation: You can purify the air in your home by eliminating bad energy with the famous Palo Santo incense, burn a cone of incense and let the smoke clean your home, remember to do it in ventilated places if your home is not Ventilated try to do it when nobody is in the room since smoke can be bad for your health.

I hope this information has been of great help to you and you can put these aromatherapy and essential oil use options into practice in your daily life. Remember each essential oil has different properties, consult an expert before using essential oil.

The best way to relax

Your long, exhausting day at work is finally over, you have just returned home and are thinking about what to do next. You need something to unwind, but you don’t know what that is. Maybe home cooked dinner, favorite movie or TV show. Then suddenly it hits you. All you need is a perfectly prepared bath. Here is everything you need to enjoy your long-overdue bath.

Turn your bathroom into the most relaxing corner of the world. First of all, make sure your bathroom and especially bathtub are clean. Find those scented candles you bought during your latest shopping spree and place them everywhere around you. Choose your favorite scent and light them. However, you have to be careful when using candles in your bathroom. Make sure not to place them near flammable objects like towels or paper products. Also, be careful not to burn yourself if you placed them around the bathtub.

Secondly, you should play some music. Create the most relaxing playlist with all of your favorite songs. It is scientifically proven that listening to music has a relaxing effect on both our mind and body. Again, you should be careful with electronics in your bathroom. Then, you have to prepare the bath. Run hot water, but check it regularly while filling your bathtub. You don’t want the water to be too hot, but it also has to stay warm enough for a certain period of time. Add bulk bath bombs into the water.

You can order them online or purchase them at almost any store. You can choose the size, your favorite scent, and color. In addition, you can even create your own signature bath bomb combining scents, essential oils, and colors. Nothing is more satisfactory than watching them dissolve and watching those bubbles appear. While that bath bomb is softening there are still a few things you have to do. Place the towel and the bathrobe near your tub so you can reach them and not soak your bathroom and make a mess. Once again, be cautious and make sure they are not too close to one of the candles. Moreover, you’re preparing a bath for your body, but what about your face? Make your favorite natural mask and put it on your face before you get in the tub. The most important thing you need to relax in peace.

If you don’t live alone, tell your family that you will be spending some time in the bathroom and ask them not to disturb you. Furthermore, leave your phone in your bedroom. The world will not come to an end if you are not available for an hour. The moment you get in that tub you will feel the tension and stress leave your body. Lie down, close your eyes and loosen up. The bath time may be the perfect opportunity to continue reading that interesting book you have started but haven’t had time to finish it and enjoy a glass of wine. Finish the bath by applying the body lotion and get ready for bed.

To conclude, in this text, we have explained to you step by step how to draw a perfect bath and de-stress. If you take our advice you will be as good as new. It is amazing what a good bath can do for you, isn’t it?