Aromatherapy is the holistic practice of using aromatic pure essential oils to improve the overall wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. It is an ancient form of intervention that is as effective today in helping us to relax as it was thousands of years ago.
Aromatherapy in general has gained quite a bit of attention in recent years. Aromatherapy and natural self-care wellness products, once considered rather exotic, are readily available for purchase online and on store shelves worldwide. However, not all aromatherapy and wellness products are created equally with pure essential oils and natural ingredients. Adulterated essential oils and synthetic fragrance aromatherapy products do not work in the same healthful and beneficial way.
Practicing natural aromatherapy with pure essential oils can be a very powerful addition to your self-care routine. Learning to use pure essential oil aromatherapy to relax is a rather easy and very pleasant experience. Our minds and bodies respond quickly to certain smells and fragrances because they bring back happy and fond memories. With natural aromatherapy, you are not only choosing to smell something natural, and beneficial, pure essential oils work with your mind and body on a cellular level to help naturally soothe the overall effects of stress and anxiety.
Nasal inhalation is the fastest and most direct method to receive the therapeutic aromatherapy benefits of essential oils into our systems. The inhalation process directly stimulates the limbic system, our emotional brain center to release neurotransmitters, regulate our moods, and balance our psychological and physical states while clearing our nasal passages for easier breathing. Aside from the aromatherapy nasal inhaler, pure essential oils can be used in a cool mist essential oil diffuser as well as a passive diffuser personal jewelry.
Topical application is the second most preferred method of using pure essential oils for natural aromatherapy benefits. The safely diluted powerful molecules are so small that when applied to the skin they pass through the epidermis, the outer layer of our skin. Then the micro mini molecules pass through the dermis, the second layer of our skin, into the capillaries, and the bloodstream. The topical application of pure essential oils for aromatherapy use should always be safely diluted in a carrier oil, lotion, cream, salve, or balm.
After the inhalation process or topical application of pure essential oils, the select aromatherapy advantages stay in our systems for up to approximately one hundred twenty minutes, depending on the individual essential oil or complex blend constituents.
Aromatherapy advantages and benefits:
reduces stress, agitation worry, and anxiety
improves sleep quality
skin care benefits
soothe sore joints
soothe muscle pain
soothe headaches and migraines
fight bacteria, viruses, or fungi
improve hospice and palliative care
A few methods of aromatherapy:
personal nasal inhalers
personal roll-on and roller blends
passive diffuser jewelry
creams and lotions
salves and balms
hair care products
Practicing natural aromatherapy with pure essential oils has endless possibilities and is without a doubt in my mind, the most beneficial and best way to practice relaxing self-care.
What are your favorite ways to relax with aromatherapy? Why is aromatherapy good for your health? What are your aromatherapy benefits? I'd love to know! Please share in the comment section below.