Essential oils are also called volatile oils are nothing but extracts that are taken out from plant material through a process that is known as distillation process. There are many techniques through which these oils are extracted. There are many uses and properties associated with these oils and they are very commonly used for a lot of requirements and we will be spending some over the next few lines trying to understand how these oils are extracted and what are the various uses and properties that go in making them so popular and sought after. The mostly commonly used technique that is followed for extraction of these oils is a technique known as raindrop technique. This is nothing but a combination of Aroma Technique which is used in combination with other techniques known as vita flex, massage, reflexology and other such common methods. They are also sometimes known as aromatherapy and are very commonly used for relief from various common ailments like cold and cough, headache and other such problems.
Coming to the various properties that are available in these oils, it has been researched and proven that many such oils have anti depressant properties. Depression is indeed a serious problem and the problem is that it could lead to a number of other problems like panic attacks, tendency towards suicide, lack of appetite and lack of general interest in life and so on. The use of these oils to treat depression has known to work quite well and is commonly used for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders and for treatment of trauma caused either by accidents or some other happening. These essential oils are also supposed to very well for helping overcome chronic pain that is associated with such depression.
Virus and bacteria often play havoc with our body and mind and though most of us use antibacterial preparations and antibiotics for fighting these bacteria and virus, the point of the matter is that such treatment only take care the symptoms without going deep into the cause of such viral attacks. There are quite a few extracts from various species of plants that are very effective in treating such viral and bacterial attacks. This is because of the strong anti-viral properties these preparations have. Ant-viral oils have also known to be very effective in increasing the immunity by boosting the immune system of the body.
Another reason why these oils are so popular is because of the fact that they are extremely effective in addressing the problem concerned with insomnia or lack of the required sleep. All of us know that our body requires around 6 to 8 hours of sleep daily lack of which can cause fatigue, depression and lack of interest, mental and physical weakness and host of other problems. These problems can be addressed very by going in for a well selected treatment using oils made from essential ingredients. Aroma therapy is also known to be effective in treating problems associated with insomnia.
All of us quite often suffer from cold, cough and infections that affect the URT and LRT (upper respiratory tract and the lower respiratory tract). These problems can be alleviated and temporary relief can be given by going in for some good aromatic therapy. There are quite a few such essential oils which traditionally have been used for the purpose of external massage apart form inhaling. They have known to produce excellent results and are being used quite widely in parts of the world. All of us would adore having a smooth, bright and radiant skin. When we are born and once we reach a certain age, we are endowed with the best of skin. However, with age, with pollution our skin becomes dull and drab and to prevent this there are quite a few essential oils that help a lot in working deep inside the skin apart from providing relief at the superficial level. These oils come with very pleasant aromas which not only rejuvenate the body but also have a positive impact on our mind also.
Now let us look at the various types of oils and the uses and benefits that could be derived by using them. Lavender oil include toning of the skin, promoting relaxation of the body and mind and aiding in inducing sleep for those who suffer from sleeplessness or insomnia. Lavender oil is quite often used as a part of the overall aroma therapy for overcoming a number of problems associated with the body and the mind. Apart from the above there are a number of benefits that come your way with this wonderful lavender oil. Rosemary essential oils are very famous for their stimulant, antibacterial and antifungal properties and it is common to see people using this oil for treatment of a host of diseases and problems related to the skin and the hair.
The above is only a gist of the various benefits and types of essential oils and if you are really keen about understanding more about these wonderful products you would do better to find some time to browse the net and gather a volume of useful information from the internet.