With the rising popularity of essential oils and aromatherapy, I’m sure we’ve all seen or heard of it by now, and with to better understand the purpose and advantages behind it. Essentially, aromatherapy is using naturally extracted pure essential oils in diffusers, massages or baths (among other methods) to enhance our quality of life, to treat a variety of common ailments, disinfect, protect and to relax or stimulate our minds and bodies. In many cases, the popularity of this method is due to its holistic approach, meaning an aromatherapist takes into account the medical history, emotional condition, surroundings, health, and lifestyle of a particular subject to determine the best form of therapy for them. This means that every treatment is different, and conforms to exactly what the individual needs. Using these oils in the home can provide many benefits as well, and are something that is available and useful in every home.
One of the many uses of aromatherapy that draws a lot of attention is its use for stress relief. Due to the aromatic compounds released from these oils when used in an essential oil diffuser, many of these oils can help to soothe your mind and body and help to diffuse feelings of anxiety and stress. As a result, they also help to balance your mood. Some oils that are good for this purpose are:
With the busy lives we lead, I’m sure everyone could use a little more energy in their day to day activities. While we tend to rely on things like coffee, energy pills or energy drinks to stimulate us and provide that extra burst of strength and stamina, these things in excess aren’t very healthy for you, and can even cause damage to your body if you aren’t careful. However, essential oils are completely natural, and can boost your energy in a number of ways, stimulating your mind and body so you can face the day and accomplish the most. Essential oils that are good for this are:
Everyone is subject to headaches, and for those of us unlucky enough to get migraines, these can be extremely debilitating and completely ruin our day. While you should always follow the instructions of your doctor, essential oils can help to relieve them a bit as well at home, and reduce some of the stress that may be causing the headache to begin with. A few of these handy helpers are:
Another thing that tends to add to the levels of stress and anxiety in our lives is the lack of sleep. While those who are victims to sleep disorders may need help from a doctor to achieve greater balance in their sleep schedule, aromatherapy can also help to relax enough to fall asleep. I know we could all use a little help with that sometimes, right? After all, a good night’s sleep is the most important step to being energized enough to take on the following day, and there’s nothing wrong with using a little aromatherapy to help you get there. Oils that are great for this include:
No matter your personal reason for using essential oils in your home, I think we can all agree that they are pretty helpful in the general and they also smell great!
What is your favorite benefit of essential oils?