4 key essential oil synergy blends, analysis of the research on their effect
Kiškūnė, L., Jucevičienė, N. Bath aromatherapy: 4 key essential oil synergy blends, analysis of the research on their effect. Vilnius. Kvapų namai. 2014
In 2011 “Kvapų namai” in cooperation with “Pirties akademija” created aromatherapy essential oil blends for 4 stages of the bath process: the Breathing Improvement, Sweat Inducing, Toxin Cleaning and Tonic. The popularity of these blends encouraged us to carry out a detailed survey. In this report we will present the principles of these blends’ synergy and summarize the results of the survey.
• The 4 essential oil synergy blends – Breathing Improvement, Sweat Inducing, Toxin Cleaning and Tonic, intended for 4 stages of the bath procedure, are a natural result of the long-term cooperation between “Kvapų namai” and “Pirties akademija”. Interaction between a bath steam and natural flavoring substances is the field of interest and research for both “Kvapų namai” and “Pirties akademija”.
• The bathhouse blends were composed taking into account the electrical activity of the functional groups of aromatic active substances, and they are intended to be used as therapeutic bath blends. Rare essential oils are used in these blends, particularly beneficial for their specific positive effect on airways, skin, kidney, sweat glands, body temperature self-regulating mechanism and general well-being of an organism.
• An anonymous questionnaire about these 4 essential oil synergy blends for bath procedures has been prepared, it covers 3 levels: physical (objective), emotional (subjective) and mental. General knowledge about a respondent’s practical experience in using essential oils and aromatherapy has also been collected during the survey.
• The obtained data allowed us to review the general characteristics of the respondent group, as well as to review the physical, emotional and mental effect of each blend.
• A summary of the survey results allows us to further assess the existing needs of bath aromatherapy and to discuss potential directions for bath aromatherapy future development.