Perhaps you have seen these small bottles of oils displayed and sold in malls and home decor shops. While they are indeed mainly used for ornamentation and to make the home smell fresh, they have fantastic health benefits for everyone. They carry relaxation properties, an advantage that most people often overlook and disregard. This kind of relief is what they call aromatherapy.
Michael J Breus Ph.D. wrote, “For years, scientists have been conducting studies into the sleep-promoting, stress-relieving, pain-reducing and mood-regulating benefits of essential oils.”
Essential oils are oils derived from plants and flowers. Their extraction needs to be precise, such that their healing properties are not reduced or diminished. We have some tips for you to get the most out of such natural therapy. DeeAnna Nagel, LMHC says, “…But I am a firm believer in utilizing the senses as much as possible in conjunction with traditional talk therapy…With that said, introducing scent into the therapeutic process can be very beneficial.”
Choose The Best Essential Oil Suited For Your Needs
Different kinds of essential oils target different stress issues. Various plants, flowers, and fruits carry their own unique relaxation properties. The most popular and common oils are as follows:
- Peppermint – aids in digestion and boosts energy
- Chamomile – improves mood and aids in relaxation
- Lavender – relieves stress and anxiety
- Tea Tree – fights infections and boosts immunity
- Lemon – treats headaches and lightens moods
- Rose – reduces anxiety
Invest On An Essential Oil Diffuser
An oil diffuser is one of the all-time bestsellers of every home décor shop. Electronic diffusers are easy to use. You just need to put a drop or two into the diffuser before turning it on. In a few seconds, you’ll see it disperse mists of oils. Your living room and bedroom are the best places for it. As psychologist Sally Agustin puts it, “A space should be something that supports you as you try to achieve specific goals.”
An essential oil diffuser is more than just a decoration and a means to purify the home. It also makes aromatherapy accessible to all members of the family. A diffuser will turn your home into a health and de-stressing facility which can improve your cognitive ability, boost your energy, and lighten your mood.
Bring Some To Work
You do need an electronic diffuser to take advantage of essential oils’ benefits. Anyone can enjoy their de-stressing properties by inhaling their scent straight from the bottle. You do not always have to carry the whole bottle with you. You can put a few drops to your hanky or a cotton ball and bring it with you anywhere.
This method of putting a few drops of oils on your wrist or hanky is effective in alleviating sudden stress or anxiety at work. Get a whiff of your favorite oil, take a deep breath, and feel yourself calm down in a bit.
If you are using essential oil for the first time, be careful of the amount of essential oil you are inhaling. First-time users may have reactions or sensitivity to strong scents brought by considerably large amounts of such oils.
Try An Essential Oil Bath
Here is a fun way to make use of essential oil. Dilute and mix 5–20 drops of your chosen essential oil into a tablespoon of your carrier oil of choice (jojoba, grapeseed, or sweet almond). Then, drop the mixture into your bath. If you want a bubbly one, you can dilute your essential oil with soap or body wash.
This holistic healing treatment is an offer from Mother Nature for the betterment of our well-being. Aromatherapy has already been recognized by science and medicine in this modern world. Pick an essential oil now to see for yourself the magic it brings!