Today I’m talking about essential oils, also because of confusion that people commonly have about, but the informations I am going to provide are obtained from the website of a company I have already spoken about several times and I completely trust.
"God in his infinite goodness and generosity has given to man thanks to the plants almost all food, clothing and medicines." Herbal - Gerarde (1636)
Essential oils: what they are and how they work.
The essential oils consist of numerous active ingredients that act synergistically and effectively to be useful in many contexts of everyday life.
They have cleansing, energizing and balancing power, but it is necessary, indeed essential, that you use them well, with the right precautions and increase prudence in delicate periods of life such as pregnancy and lactation, as well as with children.
Aromatherapy has no side effects if properly used and following the advices of your doctor, pharmacist, or naturopath.
As a general rule (however, I’m going to introduce an exception), the essential oils are not to be used pure but usually diluted in vegetable oils, in very small doses (using by drops), avoiding use for the mucous membranes or the eyes.
If used incorrectly they can cause irritation, in which case you need to rinse well with the help of tablets soaked in vegetable oil.
MORE COMMON USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS
in the diffuser with the candle diluted in water or in the humidifier, as well as in the tank of the radiator diluted in water
in the bath by adding salt to dissolve better essential oils
in the sauna or hammam
in the tank of the washing machine to perfume and disinfect linen
a few drops on your pillow to relax and rest better
of tissues or cotton wool to scent drawers and wardrobes
a few drops on your wrists to relax the tension or under the nostrils to breathe properly
to do fumigations, tablets and packs, mouthwash and gargle
to flavor food
In this regard, today I present an essential oil that has significantly simplified my recent holiday, given that the climate of our southern (and these days also the north, due to the high temperatures) already allows a wide proliferation of bloodthirsty flying beasts whose main purpose is to ruin our summers: mosquitoes.
I then used the mixture repulsive insect Sydella, made with lemongrass, lavender, geranium, eucalyptus lemonade.
I think you all know how these plants can be insect repellent ... who among us has not bought repellent citronella?
Well, the difference with the common sprays, creams, lotions, coils, plates and company is that this product is 100% natural and made up of 100% pure essential oils
So? So we will not put on the skin, nor inhale the common toxic substances that are found in the vast majority of products on the market.
Not only ... it is not only able to repel the flying and buzzing beasts , but it can also calm in a very short time the sting of insect bites (where you will have not previously applied the product of course) ... I had to make experience about it in my person, when I went out in the evening without first protecting me.
I’m presenting it ... the product is contained in a brown glass bottle (to protect it from light and heat) containing 30 ml ... believe me, it is more than enough, because you only need a few drops so it will last you a very very long time.
The smell is very intense, especially as we open the bottle, but it is not annoying (for us humans, I mean, for the flying bloodsuckers yes) because in a few minutes it becomes a pleasant and persistent aroma .
In this period, in which we still have not seen blacks clouds made of mosquitoes and sandflies, it was enough put a few drops on my baby’s pajamas (well ... even on my own) so that he will remain protected all the night long.However for the most critical periods, in which we will need an intensive anti-insects action, I advice to apply on the skin, with the help of a good vegetable oil to facilitate its application (I used Sydella Argan Oil, look at my review HERE)
A tip for a special use? A few drops on the collar of Molly, my border collie, to prevent the bite of terrible insects that cause terrible and deadly diseases such as leishmania.
Beg your pardon for my english…