How to use Aromatherapy Oils

There are as many ways of how to use aromatherapy oils as issues to treat, either emotional or physical. Aromatherapy, which means "treatment with scents", entails the use of pure essential oils derived from plants. Essential oils are massaged into skin, added to bathtubs, inhaled directly, or diffused to scent an entire room. Aromatherapy is used to treat pain, care for the skin, relieve tension and fatigue, and energize the entire body. Essential oils can improve one's mood, relieve fatigue, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote relaxation. They work on the brain and nervous system by stimulating the olfactory nerves when inhaled.

Advantages of Essential Oils

  • Increase circulation
  • Aid in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
  • Reduce your levels of stress
  • Increase your immunity
  • Relieve any pain and tension
  • Soothe headaches
  • Assist you in getting a good night's sleep

How to use Aromatherapy Oils

  • Just a few drops in the bath
  • Place one drop on your hand and inhale
  • Make sure it's diluted before massaging
  • Vaporization using a burner. This will disperse the scent throughout the room.

Cautionary Notes:

  • Always dilute essential oils to a solution of 1% or 2.5%
  • Do not apply essential oils directly onto your skin
  • Before using any essential oils, always read the warnings on the label

List of Essential Oils that can be used to treat Stress and Anxiety


Bergamot

Soothing and uplifting oil with anti-stress and antidepressant properties.

Chamomile 

This calming oil is a popular and effective scent for helping with insomnia.

Jasmine

It is an excellent antidepressant and aphrodisiac. It is also a stimulant and a sedative.

Juniper

It is a good fatigue treatment that is also used to boost self-esteem.

Ylang ylang

Its calming properties are also used as an aphrodisiac and are beneficial during panic attacks.

Rosemary

It is used as a stimulating and refreshing scent.

Lemon balm

It is good to achieve emotional equilibrium.

Sandalwood

It's an antidepressant and an aphrodisiac.

Vetiver

It helps to balance the nervous system and is an effective treatment for insomnia.

Lavandula

This is a useful and popular oil that can be used to relax, as an antidepressant, or as a pain reliever.

Basil

This is a light oil and it has uplifting properties.

Other Benefits


Physical

Antibacterial properties of essential oils are well known, and they can aid in wound healing. They can remove toxins by increasing blood circulation and stimulating lymph drainage.

Mind

You can improve your concentration, memory, and productivity by carefully selecting sedative and relaxing oils. They can also be used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Spiritual

Essential oils have long been used by shamans and priests to raise consciousness and connect to higher spiritual planes. There are many essential oils that are commonly used to aid meditation today.

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