Aromatherapy has long been part of world culture starting from the Chinese, Egyptians, & Greeks who used extraction and distillation machines to squeeze plants, herbs, and flowers of essential oils. Though its history is not widely discussed in history books, it remains to be one of the most predominantly used methods of healing people, adding flavor to food, improving the shelf life of produce and wine, or even embalming the dead.
The use of this complementary therapy became popular during the early parts of the 18th century when the French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gettefosse coined the word “aromathérapie.” His invention came after accidentally burning his hand and claiming that he used an essential oil to heal his burnt limb fully.
Jean Valnet, a French surgeon, followed soon after, having pioneered the use of essential oils as an antiseptic for soldiers who were severely wounded during the Second World War. The use of essential oils became so popular in France that Lampe Berger, an original Maurice Berger company, started experimenting with essential Lampe Berger Oils to prohibit bacterial growth in hospitals and morgues. His early tests became so successful that in a few short years, he was manufacturing a patented way of sanitizing homes of unwanted smells across Europe.
Mastering Essential Oils and Aromatherapy at Home
Mastering aromatherapy at home comes with understanding how to blend essential oils to achieve a natural and balanced scent. There are many Lampe Berger Oils to choose from and determining which ones fit with each other will help you get the best out of your essential oil supplies. Being aware of what essential oil complements each other is the first thing you need to understand.
Blending them is not as complicated as you often would think, but being aware of how many drops of oil is needed for each concoction is better than just guessing what the outcome will be. It is better to get an in-depth understanding of the effects of every Lampe Berger Oils to get the results you intend to have.
Mixing and Blending Your Essential Oils for Better Synergy
“Synergy” is what you want to achieve with every blend as it is a way of harmonizing every chemical structure of the essential oil. Also, understanding the effects of the concoction to a person helps to determine if you are choosing the right pieces to mix to prevent adverse reactions. Remember that aromatherapy is not just about getting the desired mental, physical, and emotional reactions from a single individual, but should also have a unifying result that benefits the people sniffing the scent.
One good example is the smell of lavender or ylang-ylang which can be enticing to many people. But there are also people who find the scent of lavender and ylang-ylang very disturbing because it can be too strong for their olfactory system. Combining these strong smelling scents with citrusy scents lessen the smell which can be tolerable to some.