Aromatherapy is the art and science of using fragrance (essential oils) in the bath or other container for the purpose of improving overall health and for the aesthetic benefit. Essential oils are pure aromatic isolated substances derived from plants. The essential fatty acids found in the oil are called omega-3 fatty acids. The process of creating essential oil involves several steps such as heating the oil, then distilling the oil, applying a carrier oil, and finally blending the resulting distillate with a carrier solution. Essential oils can also be created through a process called expression where they are mixed with a base medium such as water or oil.
Today, there is a great interest in alternative medicines based on traditional folk medicine. Among the many uses of natural essential oils are for: healing, maintaining balance in the body, and enhancing energy. Many people have become interested in learning how to make homemade soaps using essential oils and lorann, a ground and stable clay used in making soil fertilizers. This article will introduce you to the benefits of using Lorann for soap making.
One of the essential oils that is frequently used in soap making is juniper berry oil. It has strong aroma which is known to be a balancing ingredient for balancing pH levels in the body. For this reason, it is often added to soaps along with lavender and geranium oils.
Other oils commonly used are rosemary, peppermint, clove, grapefruit, cinnamon, orange peel, eucalyptus, and lemon peel. All of these oils can be diluted to make a drop of soap. To make a concentrated basic line of soap, simply add one drop of each of these essential oils, mixing thoroughly. You can use a mesh strainer to strain out the soap, leaving the oils behind.
As an alternative to using a mesh strainer, you can also use a double boiler or microwave to heat up your kitchen sink and pour in the water in a measuring cup. Mix in the essential oils in your choice of carrier oil. Pour in enough soap to coat the entire bar or square of soap.
The steam distillation process is a simple method of creating a very concentrated solution of aromatic plant materials using only the air and heat from your stove. While this method is by no means as efficient as using a laboratory for testing, it is a quick and easy way to get a concentrated aroma with very little work. Using essential oils for aromatherapy has many advantages over other types of fragrances.