It is a person in "living with Japanese essential oil".
in the previous blog
what is stress
Although stress cannot be completely avoided
How you manage stress is important .
I have explained so far.
This time, when I am in such a stressful state,
"Aroma seems to be good."
Although I have been told that
Why Aromatherapy Helps Relieve Stress
I would like to explain that part.
From the side of writing this blog now
"After all, if Godzilla can make such a great movie in Hollywood, it must be hidden on a larger scale in Japan, right?"
This is the person in the middle of the day.
My son's Godzilla love will not stop for another hour.
Let's improve our mental strength.
Why is it said that aroma is good for stress relief?
Aroma's specialties are
not limited to any of the above areas of stress,
In reality, stress in the above fields often occurs in a complex manner.
It works very effectively if you use essential oils properly according to the situation.
So why does aromatherapy relieve stress?
The answer is that aromatherapy works on the limbic system .
through the nose through the olfactory route,
(olfactory cells and olfactory nerves catch it and send it to the brain)
From the skin via the percutaneous route (from the circulation route that enters the blood vessels and goes around the whole body to the target organ)
More about this
It is also written on this page .
by the aromatic substances of essential oils taken into the body
Signals reach the limbic system, called the “old brain” (old brain).
The limbic system is the central part of the brain that controls instincts .
The hippocampus , which controls memory,
(A seahorse...it can't be seen...!?)
the amygdala, which controls pleasure and displeasure,
(comfortable or uncomfortable)
The hypothalamus, which is responsible for hormone secretion, etc. (Stopping menstruation due to stress is an example of hormone disturbance.)
An important place in the brain that does what is necessary to live .
On the other hand, processing such as studying and thinking is done in the cerebral cortex.
By delivering signals from specific aromatic substances to the limbic system,
Acting on the autonomic nervous system and leading to a relaxed state,
Smelling your favorite scent makes you feel good.
When the autonomic nervous system becomes parasympathetic dominant
- breathe calmly
- heart beats slowly
- blood pressure drops
- I'm sweating
- Hands and feet are warm and the cold is relieved
- get through better
- maintain a proper appetite
- You can fall asleep easily
And the possibility of being able to solve most of the troubles of modern people increases.
Precautions when performing aromatherapy
using essential oils and essential oils
It should be noted here that
In Japan, essential oils are just "goods".
not be a medicinal product.
It cannot be sold with claims of efficacy like medicine.
Also, it doesn't mean that using a lot of it will give good results.
And with "aroma oil" overflowing in the streets
about what is called
There are many things that cannot be used as aromatherapy,
Some contain synthetic fragrances or other additives.
When using essential oils for aromatherapy
"essential oil" or "essential oil"
Please use what is indicated.
We recommend that you purchase it while listening to the aroma advisor in detail at a specialty store.
For more information, please refer to "Frequently Asked Questions FAQ" .
I want you to know the difference between genuine natural essential oils and synthetic fragrances.
We offer a set of 10 types of Japanese essential oil trial .
use your favorite scent
“What are the benefits of this essential oil?”
"Which essential oil is good for this condition?"
I am asked.
It is true that essential oils contain aromatic substances unique to plants.
Specific actions and efficacy can be expected,
That's why it's counterproductive to smell a scent that you don't like.
There is a saying, "good medicine that is bitter to the mouth",
As far as aromatherapy is concerned,
As mentioned in the previous section, “pleasure” also plays a big role.
Therefore, instead of choosing essential oils with priority on efficacy,
Start with a scent that you feel comfortable with.
Choose the scent you need at that time
"Oh, it smells so good!"
The scent that felt comfortable
In fact, it may be the scent you need at that time.
Therefore, it is important to choose the right scent for each occasion.
Ideally also an aroma treatment
The client's growth history, environment, lifestyle habits and the situation at that time
After careful hearing,
The right oil for your client
I want to blend from 1.
(However, it's not very profitable... my experience)
Using the same scent every day is one method (IP),
If you have any problems and want to use aroma
It would be better to choose the perfect essential oil for the situation.
Please try various scents.
Click here for a trial
Examples of studies on Japanese essential oils and stress
So, actually about Japanese essential oil and stress
What kind of research is being conducted?
The overwhelming number of studies using overseas essential oils such as lavender is
There is no choice from Japanese essential oils, which are still not well known,
The number of studies is gradually increasing.
I have high hopes for the future.
Here are just a few examples.
cypress essential oil
Anti-anxiety-like and anti-stress effects of Hinoki essential oil inhalation https://mylibrary.toho-u.ac.jp/webopac/bdyview.do?bodyid=TD37435261&elmid=Body&fname=37435261_cover.pdf
Alpha-pinene is mainly mentioned here.
Which Japanese essential oil is said to contain the same α-pinene as cypress essential oil?
most tree essential oils
Mainly forest scents: Camphor essential oil, Kuromoji essential oil, Fir essential oil, Pine essential oil, Sakhalin fir essential oil, Himekomatsu essential oil, Koyamaki essential oil, Hosho essential oil, etc.
Kuromoji essential oil
Hida no Mori no Kuromoji and High Wellness Products From Sei Plus Co., Ltd. Effects of Kuromoji blend on the human body ◎ Evaluation results of the autonomic nerve measurement test ◎ Evaluation results of the Kreppelin test https://www.securite.jp/data/blog /pdf/de5f521878de588788ca411c0b71d4c9.pdf
Which Japanese essential oil is said to contain the same linalool as Kuromoji essential oil?
Hosho essential oil, Tachibana leaf essential oil, pseudoacacia essential oil, rugosa rugosa essential oil, etc.
Recommended ways to use Japanese essential oils
A diffuser allows you to spread the scent over a large space.
When you are slowly reading in your room,
If you take an aromatic bath before going to sleep, the relaxation effect will increase and you will be able to fall asleep better.
It's okay if you don't have a diffuser.
All you have to do is drip a small amount of Japanese essential oil onto a tissue.
Tissues used in the aromatic bath
Tear it into small pieces and suck it up with a vacuum cleaner,
It smells good even if you just throw it in the trash.
Also, just by adding a few drops of Japanese essential oil to a wooden block,
It becomes a natural diffuser .
The human sense of smell is easy to adapt, so keep the concentration appropriate,
Let's ventilate regularly.
If you have pets or small children
Please divide the room firmly.
When you hear the word “treatment”, you may think “hair?”.
In fact, aromatherapist is not a national qualification stipulated by the law,
I can't do a "massage".
Aromatherapy is for relaxation purposes only.
It is called a “treatment” to distinguish it from therapeutic massage.
Dilute Japanese essential oil in vegetable carrier oil ,
Aroma treatment applied to the skin
It revolutionized the history of aromatherapy.
The skin is said to be the “largest organ of the human body”.
An important part responsible for absorption, excretion, barrier, etc.
by human touch
It has been proven to be very psychologically reassuring.
"I need to massage my muscles strongly like a massage."
For those who think
In the image of aromatherapy treatment
You may think that I am just stroking the surface of my skin.
However, while accurately capturing the muscles, it promotes the flow of lymph with a “face”.
I would like you to experience the procedure that encourages the discharge of waste products once.
Most of the clients who actually received it fall asleep.
It feels so good to have a "comfortable scent and moderate pressure".
・Use as a bath additive
Recently, various bath salts have become readily available.
Bathing is a very important part of Japanese culture.
When I soak in the bath, I am glad that Japan is a land rich in water and hot springs.
When bathing, the water pressure applied to the body and the temperature of the hot water
It's a very healthy habit.
Aromatherapy enhances the relaxing effect of this bath.
In order to inhale the scent along with the warm steam,
Aromatic substances can be efficiently absorbed from the olfactory route.
There are also bath salts containing natural essential oils on the market.
The bath oil base, which allows you to use your favorite Japanese essential oil as a bathing agent, is also popular.
If you have a small bottle of Japanese essential oil, you can easily make an aroma spray .
The ingredients are absolute ethanol, purified water, alcohol-compatible spray bottle, and Japanese essential oil.
By adjusting the concentration of absolute ethanol
Do you want to make the scent last longer, or do you want to increase the antibacterial effect?
You can make it according to your purpose.
If you want to lower the alcohol concentration,
Be careful not to use it up as soon as possible to prevent it from deteriorating.
In addition, there is " fragrant distilled water " as a by-product that comes out when distilling Japanese essential oil.
This is a water-soluble aromatic substance dissolved in
Compared to Japanese essential oils, the concentration is extremely low, and it is available in large quantities at a low price.
It can be used even by people who are sensitive to alcohol.
How about using it as a room spray easily?
Bonus: To protect beautiful skin
If you want to protect your beautiful skin, it is to get out of stress as soon as possible.
"Oh! I got stress acne!"
What do you mean?
If stress persists,
Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, is released
As cortisol continues to be secreted, vitamin C is taken away as a raw material.
Vitamin C not only keeps the body in good shape,
It is important for the production of collagen.
Since vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin,
It cannot be collected and is excreted in the urine.
Cigarettes also increase the consumption of vitamin C in smokers.
If there is stress,
You will see a big difference in your future skin.
For your skin 10 years from now
Please take care of your stress care.
Some Japanese essential oils not only relieve stress, but also
What can be expected to promote skin cell growth,
expected to have anti-inflammatory properties,
There are also substances that can be expected to have wound healing effects.
In addition, carrier oils
Action to prevent UV damage
Moisturizing action that protects the skin from dryness,
Action to inhibit the production of tyrosinase by ultraviolet rays, etc.
By performing facial treatment using Japanese essential oil
You can expect various beauty effects.
About facial treatment
I would like to tell you more about it on another occasion.
As special care
Incorporate it into your skincare routine.
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