Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic approach to healing and involves the use of natural oils and other plant compounds to treat a number of ailments. Also referred to as alternative medicine, aromatherapy uses natural oils extracted from flowers, stems, leaves, bark, roots and other parts of a plant to promote whole-body healing. Natural oils are found to have health benefits on the mind and body enhancing moods, providing relief from pain and depression and increasing cognitive functions. Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy so it involves therapeutic application of plant essential oils that have been diluted in some type of a solution.

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How is Aromatherapy Beneficial?

  • Aromatherapy oils are said to have remarkable healing properties and can be used for massage, topical applications and inhalation. Ingesting or swallowing is strongly not advised.
  • Use of natural oils for health benefits has been around for centuries now and found to increase the balance of body and mind helping treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions. They are believed to have antifungal, insecticidal, antioxidant, antiviral properties.

What is Aromatherapy Used For?

  • Aromatherapy may be used for nausea, fatigue, pain, bacterial infections, headaches and muscular aches. Use of natural oils is also shown to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, circulatory problems, menstrual problems, menopause side-effects, hair loss and digestive problems.
  • Aromatherapy has health benefits but only if used correctly. Wrong usage can prove hazardous because though these are natural oils, they are also chemicals and misuse or wrongly used can have negative effects. Therefore, it is recommended to use these oils under expert guidance.
  • Aromatherapy treatment involves holistic approach hence it treats both the body and mind. It is popularly used for stress relief. Aromatic compounds from essential oils can soothe the mind and get rid of anxiety. They can reduce anger, improve moods and help overcome feelings of depression. They are also found to increase energy levels and boost memory.

Aromatherapy Products – Popular Buys!

  • There are a whole lot of stress relief products featuring essential oil combinations. Essential oil diffuser necklaces are great to have around because they release the aromatic oils wherever and whenever. With this necklace around the neck, the user will continue to smell good all day long and give out positive energy.
  • Roll-on massage sticks are easy to use and convenient to carry in a pocket or purse. Application to the area of pain will help bring down its intensity providing relief from headaches, migraine, stress and tension.
  • There are also a range of aromatherapy products online that give out aroma and have a calming effect on the environment. These include incense sticks, candles, lotions and fragrances. Incense sticks and candles with assorted fragrances can spread a sense of comfort and well being. These are made from essential oil blends. Essential oils used in perfumes, soaps, cosmetics and lotions have an antiseptic and antibacterial effect.