Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils to promote total well-being and balance of the body and mind. With origins dating back 5.000 years, aromatherapy is one of the oldest methods of holistic healing. Ancient cultures incorporated aromatherapy into many diverse aspects of their lives. Egyptians extracted oils from aromatic plants for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The Chinese, Greeks, Romans, and Indians all understood the benefits of aromatherapy and integrated the use of essential oils into their culture. In modern society, aromatherapy is playing an increasingly larger role as more people experience its holistic benefits. Essential oils can be used in many ways such as room fragrance, aroma cosmetics, massage and baths or even in the kitchen. Research verifies both the emotional and physical benefits that aromatherapy provides.

 

<WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?>

 

Many plants contain essential oils as protection against environmental influences and as an attractant to ensure the distribution of its kind. They are some mixtures of biochemical compounds stored in the oil glands of plants. These pure organic plant essences have strong and often agreeable scents. Essential oils are mostly extracted by water and steam distillation or cold pressing of the peel. However, the scent of some plants, i.e. Jasmine, Tuberose, can only be extracted with a solvent.

 

<NATURAL VS SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES>

 

Essential Oils should be 100% natural or even certified organic to ensure that the ideal therapeutic properties of the oils are delivered. However, we can easily find products with synthetic fragrances on the market. Synthetic fragrances are made of crude petroleum materials. They stay back in your liver and fat cells and become harmful to the entire body. Allergies are often attributed to the use of synthetic fragrances in our cosmetics. Synthetics are obvious in some fragrances, as no process for obtaining essential oils from these plants is known to date. They are bound to enzymes in the plant and oxidize immediately through the air. Here are some examples of fragrances which are only available synthetically:

• Apple Blossom

• Peach Blossom

• Peach

• Lilac

• Freesia

• Honeysuckle

• Lotus

• Lily of the valley

• Violet Blossom

 

<PRIMAVERA QUALITY GUARANTEE>

 

Primavera from Germany was founded in 1986. With over 30 years of expertise in aromatherapy, it only offers pure, unadulterated essential oils mostly from certified organic production and from cultivation projects in Italy, France, Peru, Bhutan, Egypt, etc. All essential oils from Primavera are certified by NATRUE, an independent seal that distinguishes high-quality natural and organic cosmetic products. Some of them are even certified by Demeter, proving that the essential oils strictly comply with Biodynamic cultivation standards, , as well as applicable organic regulations in various countries.

 

<HOW DO ESSENTIAL OILS WORK?>

 

Essential oils affect the mental, spiritual, and physical planes through their fragrance and its biochemical components. 

 

PSYCHIC EFFECTS OF ESSENTIAL OILS:

 

With every breath, fragrance particles enter our nose and travel to the mucous membrane situated there. The fragrance impulses are forwarded to the so-called limbic system, the oldest part of our brain. There, where neuro-transmitters and hormones control our vegetative nervous system and our emotional sensitivity, we perceive scents. We connect experiences, specific locations, special feelings, and also anxiety and dislikes, to fragrances. Therefore, Essential Oils have for example uplifting, sedating, or invigorating effects.  

 

 

PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF ESSENTIAL OILS:

 

Since all essential oils are lipophilic (soluble in oil), they can be immediately absorbed by the skin as well as mucous membranes, and transported by the bloodstream to the organs where they unfold their healing effects. Inhaling transports the oils to the lungs and the bloodstream as well as to the brain, where they trigger positive effects very quickly. The healing effects of Essential Oils on the physical level are manifold, for instance, antibacterial, pain-killing, wound-healing.

*To avoid possible allergic reactions, essential oils should never be applied to the skin in undiluted form. Essential oils can be diluted with base oils such as Almond Oil, Sesame Oil or Jojoba Oil.

 

  

<THE MOST VERSATILE ESSENTIAL OILS>

 

 

 

  

 

 1. TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

 

Tea Tree is an all-around oil used a lot in Aromatherapy. It is a powerful remedy to treat skin problems and all sorts of infections. The smell is pungent, typically medicinal and herbal. It can be used as an air freshener in a diffuser such as AROMAVERNEBLER AMBIENCE from Primavera and is very effective in skin, body, and foot care. Tea Tree is best known for its antibacterial attribute and used for acne, fungal infections, and candida. You can apply pure Tea Tree Oil on the skin to relieve insect bites and stings or mix it with water and vinegar to create a multi-purpose cleaner.

 

 

 

 

 

2. LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

 

Lavender is one of the most versatile and effective essential oils. It is calming when you are stressed and provides a relaxing sleep after a tough day. For centuries, lavender has been used to treat burns, banish tension, ease anxiety, soothe muscle pains, heal infections, induce sleep, and harmonize the senses. Other uses include the treatment of headaches, sores, ulcers, acne, dermatitis, inflammation, insomnia, and stress. Lavender contains more than 100 chemical constituents, which is just one of the reasons for the wide scope of uses for this adored aromatic oil. If you have to choose only a single essential oil in the first aid kit, Lavender would be the undisputed choice. 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

 

3. LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

 

Its active, radiant, fresh, tangy scent makes it ideal for use in a diffuser as an air freshener, especially in offices and other workplaces. It helps improve concentration and reduce fatigue. It works well with Eucalyptus Radiata and Lemongrass to boost the immune system. Lemon is also very popular in natural cosmetics as a bath essence, body and massage oils, and refreshing in foot care. Often used for nervous conditions, sore throat, digestive disorders, anxiety and as a tonic.

 

 

 

  

<ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES>

 

Aromatherapy isn’t just limited to the use of single essential oil. You are welcome to create your own essential oil blend for therapeutic use, or for a unique fragrance. If you don’t have any ideas of blending essential oils, you may follow our best-selling essential oil recipes.

 

    

  

1. NATURAL DISINFECTANT SPRAY BLEND

 

It can be used on skin, clothing, furniture, etc. Safe for children, pregnant women, pets.

 

Base: 50ml 60%-80% alcohol / 50ml Hand sanitizing gel

Essential oil:

5 drops Lemon

5 drops Juniper Berry

5 drops Lavender

 

 

 

 

2. BODY SLIMMING BLEND

 

Detoxifying and firming effect. Increase blood circulation and metabolic rate. Voids extra fluid from the body.

 

Base: 100ml Sesame Oil

Essential oil:

5 drops Clary Sage/ Rose Geranium

10 drops Bergamot

15 drops Juniper Berry

15 drops Cypress

15 drops Grapefruit/ Lemon

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH BLEND

 

Helps stimulate scalp blood circulation, promoting metabolism and hair growth.

 

Base: 200ml Shampoo

Essential oil:

4 drops Ylang Ylang

4 drops Cedarwood

4 drops Lavender

4 drops Rosemary

 

* For pregnant ladies, please do not add rosemary essential oil.

 

 

   


<NOTES FOR HANDLING ESSENTIAL OILS>

 

 

• Do not use undiluted internally

• Avoid contact with mucous membranes and eyes

• Only apply to the skin in diluted form

• In case of sensitive skin, a crook of arm test may be necessary

• Store essential oils in a cool, dark place

• Store essential oils from coniferous trees & citrus fruits below 20 °C

• Keep out of reach of children

• Too little is better than too much