Aromatherapy:The Wisdom Of Nature

FLOWER IN MY HANDAromatherapy as a term is known to most of us, but ultimately what are the benefits of its application in human and why not in our pets!
As a term aromatherapy refers to the proper use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Essential oils come from the cold distillation of oils contained in plants and flowers. It is noteworthy that each drop of essential oil contains concentrated all the beneficial components of the plant or flower from which it originates. Proper use is recommended in the amount and the kind of essential oil that we will use, in order to have the desired results. Essential oils are the “lifeblood” of the plant and therefore their effectiveness is strong. The spectacular benefits of aromatherapy were known even in ancient times:
of Sappho around 600 BC and  Hippocrates (4th century BC) used mainly for therapeutic purposes but also widely known by the Chinese.
Essential oils are beneficial and therapeutic for the following purposes:

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  • As air fresheners: A few (6-8) drops along with water in a clay set not only scents but also eliminates germs (eucalyptus oil) or offers peace and relaxation (lavender oil)
  • Bath or foot bath: 10 drops of rosemary essential oil relieves aches or colds
  • Massage: 2-3 drops of lavender oil along with almond oil relaxes the muscles and reduces stress
  • Steam inhalation: 3 drops of eucalyptus in boiling water are enough to relieve us from the cold
  • To repel insects: A few drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil act as natural anti parasitic
!! It is wise to not mix more than 3 oils per application .Its use is forbidden for pregnant women, children under 4 years of age and in cases indicated by the treating doctor.
kittensBecause of their effectiveness, as essential oils act through the olfaction directly to the central nervous system, the last 3 years their usage has been extended to our beloved pets. With pets we keep the rules of :
not mixing more than 3 oils per use and their non-usage in pregnant animals as well as puppies and kittens


and we can have miraculous results even in chronic illnesses.
The application of aromatherapy in our companion animals started from France and this is no coincidence since France first established strict laws and restrictions on ingredients and products that are suitable and beneficial for our lovely pets.
Only a few of their applications to our little ones are as follows:
  • Adding lavender oil in a massage emulsion relaxes your pet that suffers from restiveness while the inhalation of the same oil through the air diffuser reduces stress in the areas of veterinary practice.
  • Lemon oil is miraculous for the stubborn warts on your dog.
  • A few drops of lavender oil and cedar gives shine to our dog’s or cat’s coat  and nettle oil heals their irritated skin.
  • Lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus alone or in combination are an effective recipe for repelling nuisance pests and insects during the summer months.
  • The essential oil of ebony tree in your pet’s shampoo gives extreme shine to their black coat.
  • The argan oil, which recently is used in hair products for demanding women, is also the perfect detangling and
    traightener ingredient for the long hair of our dog or our cat. The use of essential oils in our beloved pets should be made with caution and always with the contribution of our veterinarian.
Essential oils deriving from the wisdom of nature for over 5, ooo years, are the ideal choice that keeps us all in complete harmony with nature from which we come from.


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