Over the years I have taken classes and wondered about peoples obsession with essential oils. This blog will look at the history of aromatherapy, obsessions, shower fizzy and it as magic as some say. We all have been overwhelmed by a fanatic with their essential oils or preached to that modern medicine is bad and we should only use essential oils to heal the mind and body. Come along with a girl that is not in either camp but in the middle. I have always believed in moderation in all parts of my life.
The word aromatherapy was coined by a French chemist in 1928 bringing it to the world. However, China had been using herbs infused into oils for centuries. The Egyptians figured out a crude way to distill essential oils they use to embalm their dead, used them for medicines and cosmetic uses for centuries. Greeks went on to learn from the Egyptians and found that they could use the essential oils for healing, anti-inflammatory, and aroma. The Romans used the knowledge from both the Egyptians and Greeks to focus on distilling herbs for aromatic floral waters instead of essential oils. During the 12th century, the Germanys distilled lavender essential oil to use for medical purposes. During the 16th – 19th-century distillery of perfumes developed leading to better essential oils. Taking us into the 20th-21st centuries where with the modern ways essential oils became a common word and available at local grocery stores and pharmacies. See Aromatherapy History for more information and detail.
Yes, I believe aromatherapy has benefits that can help with healing. However, I also believe modern medicine should be used to treat illness also. I know that the use of Balm & Fizz Shower Fizzy has been very helpful for my daughter that migraines, seizures and anxiety attacks. Using them in the shower will clam her and make her migraine fade. However, she still needs to use medications to control her seizures along with the aromatherapy. She tries to avoid medications as much as possible and sticks with natural cures but medication is necessary to make it so she can live her daily life. I have had friends over the years that have become sick and only used holistic and natural forms of healing that involved essential oils and other natural things. Sorry to say by the time they decided they were not working it was too late to save their lives with modern medicine. So, please use aromatherapy reliably and with your health in mind. Obsession in any form is not healthy even if it comes from nature.
A few warnings if you choose to go down the path of aromatherapy. Be sure to know what plants you are allergic to since they can trigger an allergic reaction when inhaled. Also, know what essential oil combinations can be toxic and harmful to a person health when used in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has a few well know health benefits as follow stress relief, act as an antidepressant, boost memory, increase your energy levels, speed up the healing process, decrease headaches, regulate sleep patterns, strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, and improve digestion. You can read further information and essential oils for each of these areas at 10 Amazing Benefits of Essential Oils. Please do your research completely before assuming you will be healed completely by essential oils.
My daughters and I have been doing research for several years before starting our company of Balm & Fizz. The Fizz part of the business is just being marketed on our website www.balmfizz.com in the last month. We have all tested the products on ourselves and other people we know. We all have very sensitive skin and allergies to just about everything that moves or grows. Our Shower Fizzy will be for sale in the next week on the website along with scrubs and Fizz Bars. Our Shower Fizzy is a nice combination of essential oils that awake they system or calm a person system. The Up & At’em Shower Fizzy is wonderful to start your day off on the right foot it will not knock you off your feet with the smell but it will relax you and help you face your day with a smile. Lets Get Dirty Shower Fizzy is designed to assist you to feel that your stress level is reduced, stimulate and boost mental activity while reducing headaches in the steam of your shower. Well-Tuned Shower Fizzy is our last one being released at this time is a wonderful combination of essential oils to help with general wellness and making a person feel right with the world. Note these Shower Fizzys should not be used in place of medical treatment.
Proper use of a Shower Fizzy is to place it out of the stream of the shower head. You will smell it in the mist as it fizzes away on the shower floor. Since ours do not contain any perfumes they are much fainter smelling than those with perfumes. They will, however, give off essential oils into the steam of the shower. Last for about 6-10 mins depending on how much water hits it. They cost $5.00 for 3 Shower Fizzy that are 0.8 oz each. You can order online starting next week or come into Balm & Fizz get a massage and purchase your own Shower Fizzy.
Aromatherapy may or may not be magic. I am not sure but I do believe in the power of the mind and it can influence how our body reacts to things. So come along and try a little aromatherapy for yourself.