10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aromatherapy

Throw away that over the counter medicine and fill your cabinet with a variety of essentials oils. Used for an array of symptoms, Aromatherapy has become more and more popular for a natural alternative to name brand medicines. Essentials oils are the natural oils extracted from many different plants to enrich the physical and physiological well-being of a person.

With an abundance of oils to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which oil will fit your needs. Here are 10 common symptoms and the essentials oils that will help with it.

Depression – Grapefruit, rose and lemon are great essential oils to use for someone struggling with depression.

Radiation – Frankincense and amber are perfect for healing from chemo, x-ray or sun radiation.

Acne Acne can be annoying and embarrassing… Take the natural route and try rinsing with lemongrass, thyme or tea tree essential oils to help get it under control.

Psoriasis & EczemaTry lavender or rosemary verbenone essential oils on a compress to assist in eliminating that irritating Psoriasis or Eczema.

Heartburn Heartburn can be painful so try peppermint essential oil to help it go away.

Sore Throat – Sandalwood and rose geranium are great essential oils to try if you come down with a sore throat. Try rubbing it on the outside of your throat or gargle with diluted oils.

Stress Relief & Tension Stress is stressful! Use chamomiles, pine, and spearmint + basil essential oils to relieve that tension and stress from your long, hard day.

Jet LagAM: Peppermint and rosemary are the perfect essential oils to try in the morning for getting over that bothersome Jet Lag.

PM: Still conquering that Jet Lag? Try lavender essential oil at night to put that lag to bed.

SunburnIt’s almost that time of year again where sunburn is everyone’s worst enemy… Rub lavender and chamomile on your skin to help fight the battle.

Nausea General:  Try peppermint and fennel essential oils to stop that nausea right in its track.

Motion Sickness:  Have a long road trip or a fun day on the boat? Inhale peppermint, fennel, and ginger essential oils to help get rid of that unwanted feeling and join in on all of the fun.

Every essential oil assists in the healing process during both physical and physiological tribulations. Through aromatherapy (air/scent) mental and emotional healing will be effected. Through a bath, lotion, compress, etc. the oils will be absorbed by the skin thus assisting in body chemistry/physical symptoms.

Let Aromatherapy help you become the best version of yourself.

For more great massage & spa tips and tricks stay tuned for our next entry!

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