Essential oils have been used in folk medicine for centuries and have a very rich history of use for medical and pharmaceutical purposes.
They can be used in various ways and have a plethora of benefits when it comes to both physical and mental health. Aromatherapy has been proven to have positive effects on a number of different diseases, conditions, and illnesses.
It can prevent or even significantly improve cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and so on. It’s also been proven to help with skin issues, inflammation, mental health issues, fungal, bacterial, and viral infections. The research is ongoing but what we know so far looks incredibly promising, essential oils can even have anti-carcinogenic effects.
Where essential oils and aromatherapy truly shine through is mental health. Aromatherapy is by no means a magic pill. A healthy lifestyle, therapy, and maybe even medication is important, but essential oils can be a great, affordable, natural, and most importantly effective addition to your toolbox.
Aromatherapy and Self Care
Scent can have an incredible effect on your mood completely on its own and when you add the compounds in essential oils the benefits become even more obvious. Aromatherapy is one of the oldest ways of treating anxiety and similar disorders and for a good reason. Scientific research is just confirming what botanists and healers already knew hundreds of years ago – scent and its unique properties can be incredibly potent and powerful medicine.
Even if you don’t struggle with serious issues, we could all benefit from taking the time for a bit of pampering and essential oils can be a great, effective, natural, and accessible way of releasing stress and taking care of your body and your mind. Just taking the time to create a daily ritual in the form of an essential oil massage or regularly using a diffuser can immediately make you feel better because you know you actually took the time to slow down and take care of yourself. Aromatherapy is a culmination of both completely scientific benefits and simple self-care.
You can even combine it with other relaxation methods (such as soaking in a hot bath with bath Bombs or a lovely massage) to make it even more effective.
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Beneficial Essential Oils There are numerous oils that can help you deal with stress, exhaustion, and burnout. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) for example is great for anyone struggling with anxiety because it’s very calming without sedative side effects, which means it soothes your anxiety but doesn’t make you feel tired or drowsy. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a powerful sedative that is not only a completely natural way to treat anxiety, it also promotes sleep and is a gentle sedative, which means it can significantly improve the quality of your sleep and consequentially the quality of your life. In fact, it has been used specifically for sleep issues all the way back in ancient Roman times.
Other oils with soothing, calming, and mood-boosting effects:
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Mandarin Orange Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata), Chamomile Essential Oil (Matricaria recutita), Clary Sage Essential Oil (Salvia sclarea), and Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)
A friendly reminder the same things that make essential oils so incredibly potent can also make them quite dangerous. Do not ingest essential oils, unless guided by a licensed aromatherapist. If you want to use essential oils topically (on your skin), make sure you use them with a carrier oil (any oil will do but jojoba, almond, and coconut oil are especially nourishing
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