Blog

AROMATHERAPY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS

Date:April 20, 2021

Essential oils have been used throughout the ages by many cultures, for medicinal, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual purposes. Essential oils are highly concentrated and are extracted using a variety of methods, such as distillation and cold-pressing, from leaves, flowers, roots, barks, seeds, fruits, and resins. We realise you might be wondering how to and why use them and if there are any precautions or contraindications….

Why do we use them?

Each essential oil is usually chosen not just for its aroma, but also for its reputed health and wellbeing promoting qualities. These range from stimulating, relaxing, calming, uplifting, and balancing, to detoxifying, decongesting and pain relieving, often with antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Scent is strongly associated with memories and emotions. It has the power to bring us to a state of clarity, calmness, and relaxation and to restore balance and harmony in our bodies and minds.

How do we use them?

Inhalation:

We can breathe in the beautiful aromas and allow them to calm and relax us. 

Zavana W.A.N.D. S. are a perfect way to do this, anytime, anywhere. Take several deep breaths as often as desired.

Zavana Diffuser Jewellery and Car Diffusers are an easy way to enjoy the oils. Pop a few drops on the pad insert and enjoy the benefits.

You can also add drops water in electronic diffusers or candle diffusers.

Bath:

Add a few drops of lavender or chamomile or your favourite Zavana oil blend to your bath for a little sweet pampering ritual. We recommend the Tranquillity Blend or Sweet Surrender for baths as they are calming and relaxing.

Massage:

Always dilute essential oils well in a carrier oil such as grapeseed or olive oil.  Just a few drops of the essential oil blended with the carrier oil will be enough.

How to store essential oils & blends

Store in a cool dry place away from heat and sunlight.  The lids must be tightly closed and the oils must be kept away from children and animals.  Ideally store high up in a cold cupboard in a sealed or locked container.

Warning:

Do not ingest essential oils. External use only. Do not swallow. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Do not use if pregnant or epileptic. Seek medical advice before use with children or in case of medical condition or allergy. If irritation or allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use immediately.  Keep away from eyes and mouth. Avoid undiluted contact with skin. Seek immediate medical attention if accidentally swallowed. Do not expose skin to sunlight if using citrus oils on the skin. See hazard symbols on back of accompanying card or bottle label. Note that some bottles are too small to give all ingredients and warnings, therefore, you need to check any additional information provided with the bottle.

Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of Wellness today!

Join us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on what’s happening with prizes, special offers and be the first to see our special offers, new healthy pampering goodies, retreats, workshops, courses and treatments we have for you.

Sign up for our newsletter so that you don’t miss out on our wellness tips, tools and more!

Finally, please do give us your feedback on our products. We love to hear from you. After all, these were made for you, so we want to know about your experience!

Zavana Wellness: Restoring Balance and Harmony, Naturally.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.