What we put in our bodies and the way we do it can greatly affect our mood, our stress levels and our general health. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the benefits aromatherapy can convey to a person’s body and mind. The use of essential oils for therapeutic, spiritual and healing purposes is thousands of years old, with treatises describing their cultural importance dating back to the 1st century.
While many people burn incense or perfume their homes, it often isn’t done in the targeted way that aromatherapy is conducted. When the proper scent is used in a good quality diffuser, you can reap the benefits of this practice.
Good for more than just perfuming the home
If you’ve ever taken stress home with you from work or live a busy life, you could find aromatherapy a rewarding addition to your life. The soothing smells of oils such as lavender, bergamot, vanilla and rose can help to reduce anxiety and combat feelings of being overwhelmed, allowing your home to become a calming retreat from the worries of the world.
If that stress is affecting your rest, other essential oils can act as a sleep aid, helping you achieve deeper and more restful slumber. Consider diffusing chamomile, jasmine, neroli or sandalwood before bed and allowing the fragrance to permeate the house. Soothe yourself into a relaxing, restorative sleep with aromatherapy.
As the mind goes, so does the body
Suffering from a bad head cold or a blocked nose? Diffusing tea tree oil can assist in clearing the respiratory paths and helping you feel and think clearer. It’s funny how big of an impact the little things in our bodies can irritate or distress us, so discover how your mood can be lifted by a little bit of clarity.
Tired? Sore? Suffering from a niggling headache? Diffuse some eucalyptus oil. Not only will the crisp, refreshing smell add a bit of natural splendour to any space, the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil can help to ease the pain, especially that associated with sinus headaches.
We all feel a bit low at times, and if you’d prefer to avoid modern methods of boosting your energy like coffee, cigarettes or energy pills, aromatherapy may be for you. Burning cinnamon, angelica, rosemary, black pepper or sage can assist in increasing circulation and raising alertness, helping you get through an exhausting day.
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