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Benefits of Floral Scents and Essential Oils

Updated on December 24, 2015

Flower Essences and Essential Oils

Floral essential oils are basically another category of essential oils that are extracted from various types of flowers or flowering plants. They are just as widespread as other types of essential oils including those extracted from herbs, spices, and other plant sources.

Same as the concept used in aromatherapy, the idea with using floral essential oils during treatment lies on the fact that ailments of the body take place due to imbalances or formation of negative substances in the body. The aim of using floral essences would then be to regain that balance in a gentle and harmonized manner. So, you can pretty much categorize them as catalysts to healing, which brings about a holistic approach that target body, mind, and spirit.

Rose

When people think or hear the word 'rose', they automatically associate it with passionate love and romance. Indeed, it is for this same reason (or vice versa) that rose essential oil is considered to be an aphrodisiac kind of essential oil. It produces a very delicate and sensual kind of aroma that many other synthetically manufactured rose essences have failed to duplicate.

Rose essential oil is considered to be the floral counterpart of lavender as therapeutic essential oil. Indeed, it serve a wide array of purpose in aromatherapy with its anti-viral and anti-infectious properties. Among the various conditions it is able to treat include depression, stress, sprains, wounds, aging or sensitive skin, insomnia, and other ailments relating to the female reproductive system.

Since rose essential oil is among the most expensive type of floral essential oil currently available in the market, many are on the quest to find the closest substitute to rose essential oil. Some of the closest substitute include Geranium and Palmarosa essential oil.

The Essential Oil Series: Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine essential oil is extracted from jasmine blossoms, which are extremely delicate and fragile. In fact, jasmine has been dubbed as the “king of flowers” for it is capable of producing the most aromatic essences used in the field of aromatherapy. It also goes through a quick process of extraction to help preserve the delicateness of the volatile oil produced from this flower source.

When it comes to its usage in aromatherapy, Jasmine essential oil is one of the most widely used oil types. One of its most well-known application is in terms of being an aphrodisiac and it has been recommended for individuals with severe sexual inhibition. Aside from that, Jasmine is also coined as a “woman's oil” for its capacity to create balance in the female hormones and cure a variety of feminine conditions.

It also possesses antidepressant properties that makes it ideal for treating conditions such as depression, mental fatigue, anxiety and fear reduction by removing blockage in the emotional pathways of an individual.

Neroli

This type of oil is taken from the citrus aurantium flower, which explains its citrusy and sweet floral scent. The aroma produced by neroli oil is quite strong, which has led several retailers to cheat on customers by diluting pure neroli essential oil, which could still contain the same strong aroma. Therefore, you need to be careful when buying these off the market to ensure authenticity.

It is equipped with several therapeutic properties such as antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, among others, making this particular floral essential oil highly beneficial. Its strong but sweet aroma helps reduce stress and anxiety by calming your heart palpitations and balancing emotion.

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Geranium

Geranium essential oil is taken from a specific flower plant specie known as Pelargonium adorantissimum. The application of this floral essential oil in aromatherapy dates as far back as during ancient Egypt. Many people confuse geranium with rose oil since both essential oil types possess a rose-like scent.

There are several helpful properties contained in geranium essential oil that makes it ideal for use in aromatherapy. Aside from its uplifting and relaxing effect on the body, geranium essential oil contains antiviral, antibacterial, decongestant, and antidepressant properties.

And as a sweet floral essential oil, it can specifically address several of women's conditions including menstrual or menopausal problems, cellulite reduction, breast congestion, and several other related conditions. Currently, geranium essential oil is used as a main ingredient in several cosmetic products including cosmetics, facial or skin creams, perfumes, and soaps.

Lotus

It might be expensive to buy lotus essential oil from the market, but a little amount of it can do a lot of things. The pink variety of lotus essential oil, which is extracted from the pink lotus blossom or Nelumbo nucifera, is more accessible than the white variety.

This type of floral essential oil is highly spiritual, given the symbol that lotus plays in ancient Hindu and Buddhist practices. The lotus flower has come to epitomize spiritual reflection, meditation, and tranquility. When an individual inhales scent from lotus essential oil, the body is almost always compelled to take a deep breath. This facilitates in producing a calming and relaxing experience. In fact, it is considered as a natural tonic that improve overall body function.

Marigold

This is one of the most versatile floral oils there is. It comes with a rich and fragrant floral aroma that introduce therapeutic properties into the body. Thus, it is no wonder why Marigold essential oil has established its place in aromatherapy.

It comes with natural antiseptic qualities that make it ideal for use in beauty and skin care products. However, the medicinal use of marigold is still one of the best reasons why it is a popular type of essential oil used in aromatherapy. Some of the conditions it is able to address include ulcer, varicose veins, cough, smallpox, severe cold, sore eyes, fever, measles, and many more.

Frangipani

Ancient Indian beliefs regard Frangipani as the Tree of Life. According to them, if you were to cut a branch off the tree, it has the capacity to continue growing on its own. When it comes to aromatherapy, frangipani floral essential oil also has its own share of healing wonders. It possesses a sweet floral scent that creates a refreshing feeling on an individual who inhales those essences. Eventually, it leads to a deep and internal cleansing that renews your mind, body, and spirit.

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    Sioux Ramos 

    9 years ago from South Carolina

    My favorite is geranium.

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