Aromatherapy

Essential Oils for Aromatherapy

Have you ever wondered why certain smells can calm you down more than others? Aromatherapy is a very popular form of holistic therapy that promotes overall health and well being. They require you to use natural plant extracts which are usually in the form of many essential oils we know of.

This amazing holistic practice uses essential oils in medicine to improve and increases your mind, body, and spiritual awareness. These also help in balancing out your emotions and even your physical being. Aromatherapy is also known as essential oil therapy for obvious reasons.

Some of the best and most popular essential oils that are used in aromatherapy are:

Tree tree oil

This amazing essential has been known to carry beneficial properties such as:

  • Antifungal properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Tee tree has been used for hundreds of years. This essential oil has been used mainly for medicinal properties. Tea tree can be used to prevent and get rid of lice, care for a wound, and even get rid of foot fungus.

Chamomile  Oil

This amazing essential oil has a beautiful aroma to it that naturally helps people calm down enough to the point where they’re able to get a great night’s rest. This amazing oil has great benefits, such as anti-anxiety properties.

It’s important to note that there are two types of chamomile; the Roman and the German. The German chamomile is the one that contains a greater amount of chazazulene, which is the ingredient responsible for all of its amazing benefits.

Lavender Oil

This is possibly the most popular essential oil out there, alongside the tea tree. Lavender oil has always been used in aromatherapy to reduce the stress levels and anxiety of the patient. This amazing oil has a very relaxing and soothing smell to it.

All that is needed is a diffuser and a few drops of this oil and you’re good to go.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is notorious for being used to treat IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.  This amazing essential oil has been known to improve the performance of athletes and even improve and regulate your digestive system.

This amazing oil can soothe aching muscles and relieve nausea. Peppermint oil is commonly combined in lotions and ointments for athletes.

Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang oil might not be commonly heard of but it is commonly used to treat various ailments such as:

  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • tension

When it comes to medication this oil is often only used in anti-anxiety medications

Rose Geranium Oil

Not only does this amazing essential oil treat your dry and flaky skin, but it also has an amazing aroma to it. This amazing oil has been known to repel many flying insects and pests, especially the annoying stinging bees.

The aroma of this oil can also be used to relax you and calm you down enough to think straight and clearly.

Bergamot Oil

This essential oil belongs to the citrus-scented family of oils. Bergamot oil is a hybrid and consists of both lemons and oranges. This amazing oil has great anti-inflammatory properties and anti-anxiety properties.

This essential oil is commonly used in colognes, massage oils, and even lotions.

With over one hundred essential oils that are being used in aromatherapy, these are the most popular. Despite them being popular it's important to note that there are always some risks.

Before using any form of essential oil, always ensure that you contact your doctor or let your aromatherapist know about any possible underlying conditions.

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