Let's See the Benefits of Essential Oils for Body Relaxation

Let's See the Benefits of Essential Oils for Body Relaxation

The fragrant aroma of aromatherapy comes from essential oils. You must be familiar with the word aromatherapy. Yes, therapy that emits this fragrant aroma is often used as an option to relax the body, especially for women.

Is it true that oil from the essence of the plant can help you relax the body? And what is the safety of using this oil for children, pregnant or lactating women, and those who have certain medical conditions?

Parts of the plant used as raw material for making essential oils consist of stems of plants, flowers, leaves, bark, seeds, or plant roots. After that, the ingredients are distilled to produce steam. This plant vapor then condenses and returns to a liquid which is then collected in a container. Other names of essential oils are aromatic oils, essential oils, or etheric oils.

Use of Essential Oils

Essential oils in aromatherapy are used to relax the body, this oil works by stimulating odor receptors in the nose. After that, the receptors send messages through the nervous system to the part of the brain that controls emotions, the limbic system. This process is thought to affect the workings of aromatherapy in relaxation.

Usually essential oils used to relax the body come from lavender, chamomile, orange, mint, jasmine, rose, bergamot, sandalwood and vanilla plants. However, there are still many other plants that are often used as sources of making essential oils.

Some experts have also studied the efficacy of essential oils. The results of the study indicate that this oil is effective for relaxing the body, such as overcoming anxiety, depression, improving mood, and reducing nausea in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. But there are also studies that do not find its usefulness

In general, further research is still needed to find out the true efficacy of essential oils.

How to enjoy it? If you want to try to relax the body with this oil, there are two ways you can do it. Essential oils can be enjoyed by inhaling or applying to the skin.


Essential oils can be heated to a special aromatherapy furnace or mixed in a bowl of hot water. After that, essential oils will evaporate and are ready for you to breathe.

Apply to the skin.

Brush the skin with essential oils then massage gently. No need to take a shower after massage because the new oil can be absorbed perfectly after 6 to 8 hours.

To enjoy this, you can visit places that provide aromatherapy services, such as beauty salons, massage places, and spas. You can also enjoy it yourself at home by buying over-the-counter essential oils. It is recommended to set music that can be soothing during therapy, such as classical music.

Are Essential Oils Safe to Use?

Basically, essential oils are safe to use if you have gone through the distillation process. Also make sure the product is registered. Although safe, sometimes there are several case reports related to its use such as for allergic conditions and dermatitis.

If you want to use essential oil at home, follow the instructions correctly. Avoid use in the area around the eyes or mouth to avoid irritation. Choose therapists who are experienced when you want to do essential oil therapy in places that provide aromatherapy treatment services.

Remember, don't swallow this oil because it can be harmful to your body.

At present, the use of essential oils in children under 5 years old, pregnant and lactating women, people with asthma, or having kidney problems is still unclear. But just in case, you should avoid using it. The use of essential oils on the skin should also be avoided when going to activities in a place exposed to sunlight.

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