Ever since training with Aromatherapy Associates, i fell more in love with their oils and aromatherapy is general. I'm a big believer in aromatherapy and the effects different oils have on your mind, body and soul.
I was lucky enough to receive these little minis after we had finished our training. Each one is to help treat something different and so has different combinations of oils in. I have only used 2 oils so far (De-stress muscle & Support peppermint & lavender) because they're so precious to me i don't want to use them up! I do want to purchase all the full sizes eventually, but that will be an expensive (but well worth it) day!
A background on Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower oils;
-The oils are derived from organically grown plants and single plant species,
-They are 30% concentration (need to be diluted in bath/shower),
-Contains no mineral/sulphonated oils, GM ingredients, SLS, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic colours/fragrances, Parabens, Talc.
There are some contraindications for some oils and non of these are to be used during pregnancy!
Here's a little run down of each oil, the main essential oils in there and what it's good for.
Main oils; Vetivert, Camomile & Sandalwood.
Benefits; - Used as an alternative to sleeping pills, For someone suffering with trauma or jet lag.
Note; Not for anyone with depression, Careful if breastfeeding, Can cause nightmares/bad dreams.
Main oils; Lavender, Ylang ylang, Petitgrain.
Benefits; - Used as an alternative to 'a glass of wine' after work, Irritable, tense people.
Note; Good for blood pressure fluctuations.
Main oils; Camomile, Frankincense, Petitgrain, Rosemary.
Benefits; - Used for busy, overactive minds, Mentally refreshing, Sympathetic, dominant people.
Main oils; Black pepper, Ginger, Rosemary, Lavender.
Benefits; - Muscular relaxant, Anti-spasmodic, Stimulates circulation, Natural pain killer, Anti-inflammatory.
Note; Careful with high blood pressure, Not for anyone with epilepsy.
Main oils; Pine, Juniper berry, Rosemary, Grapefruit.
Benefits; - Liver cleansing, Good for hangovers, Those who are detoxing, Stimulating in the morning, 'Wake-up' oil for the morning.
Note; Not for anyone with epilepsy.
Main oils; Ylang ylang, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Geranium.
Benefits; - Aphrodisiac, Good for confidence, Mood booster, 'Party oil', Anti-depressant.
Main oils; Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Pine.
Benefits; - Reduce fever, Respiratory aid, Helps immunity, Decongesting, Clears mucus.
Note; Good for people with asthma.
Support Lavender & Peppermint
Main oils; Peppermint & Lavender.
Benefits; - Digestive aid, Good for IBS, headaches/migraines, Natural pain killer.
Note; Good for sunburn.
Main oils; Rose, Geranium, Frankincense.
Benefits; - Balancing on hormones, 'new mum' oil, symptoms of PMS, 'hug in a bottle'.
So thats all the bath & shower oils and what you can use them for.
I'd recommend all of them for different reasons, but my main oils are;
I personally, highly recommend the De-Stress Muscle for anyone who does a lot of exercise and gets painful muscles or just generally tight shoulders. If you get really bad menstrual cramps like me as well, this works AMAZINGLY! It helps the pain and the cramping-like-spasms you feel. I also used mine when i fell over and bruised my coccyx badly, i could hardly walk it was so painful but the night after i used the muscle oil, i could stand straight and walk better.
The second one i'd recommend is the Support Equilibrium, bloody brilliant for symptoms of PMS and when you just generally feel quite emotional/sensitive.
I've also used the Support Lavender & Peppermint for my migraines/tension headaches! I don't always use them in the bath/shower, sometimes i inhale them on a tissue just to get them into the body, without having to have a bath. This is still a great way to use them :) It also is great to bath with for symptoms of IBS.
So there you have it, The most amazing oils in the world!!
Do you use aromatherapy oils? Have you tried any of these? What did you think?
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