Post updated 12/05/2020
Aromatherapy is used to improve physical and mental health. It has many therapeutic purposes that are used by our ancestors. It is a technique that has always been in force. And today it is still used in children, youth, and adults. It has no side effects. Within this alternative medicine, the use of essential oils, incense, scented candles, or scented soaps is essential.
Products made from palo santo are a great option to practice aromatherapy. The Palo Santo tree has great benefits for our body, for this reason, it is known as a sacred tree. This grows in the tropical and mountainous areas of Ecuador. The main characteristic to be able to use this tree is that it has to fall or die by itself to obtain its products. Due to its sustainability, the MAE (Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador) granted a forest exploitation license.
Currently, many products come from this tree: essential oils, soaps, and incenses. These have a characteristic aroma.
Palo Santo oils are inhaled or placed on the skin. It has relaxing effects during use. I always use them when meditating or doing yoga. Also at night, I put 2 droplets on my forehead and massage for 5 minutes. This exercise serves to control the migraine. It has helped me a lot.
The main benefits of practicing aromatherapy with Palo Santo essential oils are:
They prevent stress. When we inhale the aroma of Palo Santo we relax our senses. I use these oils daily. Before I came home from work overwhelmed and stressed, I wanted to do nothing but sleep. Currently, since I use these oils my rhythm has changed. Now I am energetic, with the spirit of cleaning the house or watering the plants.
Treatment for the respiratory tract. One of the techniques to solve this problem is to put essential oil in a handkerchief and inhale slowly. I do a gym and at first, it was difficult for me to breathe. My airways were blocked. Currently every morning before going to train I inhale essential oil. I put a few drops on my hand. I rub and inhale deeply. This has meant that when I ran I no longer gasped or drowned. It also cures infections and diseases related to the respiratory system.
Relieves depression and anxiety. These disorders do not allow you to carry out your normal activities. Do you have many concerns like me? Do you feel that you have difficulty adapting to a new change in life? Don't stress about it. You can carry a vial of essential oil with you in your bag. Put on the forehead and give circular massages. Believe me, you will feel more control in times of stress. The deeper and faster you inhale, the lower the anxiety level.
Helps prevent and alleviate travel sickness and nausea. Are you about to take a long trip and always get dizzy and even make you want to vomit? Say goodbye to these symptoms. Nothing will turn you anymore. Take a scarf with you on the trip and spray about 5 drops of essential oil. You can inhale its scent every 30 to 40 minutes to control dizziness. I give you another option, buy a bottle of water and disposable glass. Pour water up to half the glass. Pour 2 drops of Palo Santo essential oil and ingest it. This will regulate your nausea due to dehydration.
It allows for regulating emotions. This therapy helps us regain energy and harmony. In this way, we will be in a relaxing state. In the same way, with the smells of Palo Santo, we can stimulate the senses, especially smell. With this, we can be relaxed.
Relieves headaches. We must use the healing properties of nature to take care of headaches with aromatherapy. Essential oils are effective for migraines. Apply the oil to the midpoint of the forehead and temple. Give circular massages with the fingertips.
It has a balancing effect on the mind, body, and spirit. We should not forget about the physical and spiritual needs of our bodies. Relaxation is one of them. For this reason, we must massage our legs, arms, neck, and back with essential oils. I do it 3 times a week and it has helped me stay calm throughout the day. I feel more active. It is preferable that they do it in the morning so that their body is energetic during the day.
Calm the mind for meditation. It helps us to feel greater inner calm and well-being when meditating. We must concentrate when meditating. For this, you need a Palo Santo diffuser. We must do it in a calm and quiet place. You know, focus on your body and your breathing.
Fall asleep. When resting we can inhale the aroma of Palo Santo. In a diffuser, we put a few drops of essential oil and leave it at the entrance to the door of our room or near the bed. These delicate scents will make you sleep through the night. I have a diffuser on the nightstand. I leave it on all night. I sleep relaxed and the next day I wake up with energy to do my tasks.
Palo Santo has a high concentration of Limonene, a medicinal terpene known to be a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic agent.
Let us remember that aromatherapy does not replace traditional medicine. But it is a plus that makes its effects faster. It is also a natural and non-chemical way to calm ailments.
As you can see, aromatherapy can offer many benefits. And it is an alternative therapy that you can take advantage of whenever you want. This will solve some problems that affect your well-being. Also because of aromatherapy influences and strengthens the immune system. Dare to do aromatherapy with Palo Santo products.
The benefits of D-Limonene in palo santo
As we said in previous paragraphs, palo santo has great properties and benefits for our body. But, what are the properties of Palo Santo? Why is it used for aromatherapy? Why are there so many health products? Does it have miraculous components?
One could say, Yes. It has miraculous components because it offers benefits for physical and spiritual health. And this component is mainly Limonene.
D-limonene is extracted from the oil of the Palo Santo tree. It belongs to the group of terpenes that act as antioxidants. When the oil is distilled, a higher percentage of Limonene is obtained. They have around 89.33%. It has a higher purity percentage, so it is a colorless liquid at room temperature.
Similarly, Limonene is a derivative of citrus. For this reason, it is used in aromatherapy processes and in food. Citrus makes our sense of smell perceive odors better. Palo Santo oils have D-Limonene and therefore are used to make aromatherapy. This type of relaxation has many benefits.
Due to all these properties of D-Limonene, caution must be exercised. Palo Santo products must be kept in cool and dry places. This is done to avoid oxidation of the products. And also to preserve its aromatic components.
Apart from this, we must remember that this tree has a sustainable process. All parts are used. Its wood is used to make incense sticks and beads. Its sawdust is used for incense cones and exfoliating soap. Its oil extract is used to make essential oils, creams, soap, shampoo, and other products.
Similarly, D-limonene is a non-toxic hydrophilic solvent. It can be used anywhere so it does not harm humans or animals. That is why many people use it as aromatherapy to relax in our activities. It is also not toxic to the environment so it can be used at home, at work, or anywhere you are.
As we have previously said, it has therapeutic properties that calm symptoms before they appear. Then you should use any essential oil that contains D-limonene. These can be lavender, peppermint, mint, orange, and palo santo. You can choose them according to your tastes.