So much is written about essential oils nowadays that it makes it difficult to figure out the best aromatherapy for yourself. Many kinds of aromatherapy exist and you have to decide on the reason why you want to do it in the first place.
Is it to help you with your mood? Is it to help an ache or pain? Is it to help you face stressful situations? Is it to give you more energy?
In general, it is known that the essential oils of basil, chamomile, lavender and Frankincense are helpful in producing calming effects. Meanwhile, it's known that bergamot or peppermint oil is good for dealing with depression.
Find a good book about aromatherapy, from an author you trust, and follow the directions. Dilute the essential oils as instructed and follow the steps for how to apply the oils properly.
Inevitably you will find something that works for you whether you run it on your skin, inhale it through your nose, or take it in your mouth.
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
The essential oils enter the body by being applied to the skin, being inhaled, or being ingested. These three various methods may be applied by using baths, massage, sprays, compresses, drops, or some sort of diffuser.
Sometimes the way the aromatherapy works is through a diffuser that you light with a match, or plug in electrically. Sometimes you have to heat the essential oil, or it is used in a candle, or you place it under your tongue. Different essential oils work better in different ways.
What are the Known Effects of Aromatherapy?
Although no specific medical claims should be attributed to aromatherapy, it is known that essential oils can help you manage pain, improve sleep, reduce stress, treat fungal infections, soothe sore joints, ease headaches and alleviate some side effects of chemotherapy, among other things. Some therapists have used essential oils to relieve anxiety and ease depression.
Is Aromatherapy Safe?
Some essential oils have caused some people slight rashes, or people may have allergies to specific aromatherapies. But, that is something you have to test out before you dive into a new kind of aromatherapy treatment.
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Some research in the past suggests that compounds in essential oils — specifically lavender and tea tree oil — may have properties that can disrupt hormones.
What Are the Most Popular Essential Oils?
There are about 10 standard and common essential oils and a lot of them you have already smelled plentifully just being out and about:
Cedarwood: a woody fragrance used for people with respiratory problems and helps you relax.
Chamomile: you have used it in tea to help you sleep, but this essential oil can also make you feel more cheery.
Eucalyptus: with its cooling qualities, this strong odor is used for cooling, as well as something for respiratory ailments such as a decongestant.
Jasmine: this sweet-smelling herb is often used to reduce anxiety and boost energy and libido.
Lavender: soothing and calming, lavendar is often used for relaxation and to help sleep disorders.
Lemon: the intense smell of a sour lemon increases and enhances focus and energy as well as a healthy digesion.
Peppermint: is energizing and refreshing, and it can improve concentration and help relieve headaches and nausea.
Rosemary: the oil behind this plant is known to sharpen focus and boost mental activity as well as ease cramping issues.
Sandalwood: as an essential oil it relieves tension and is known to boost your sex drive.
Tea tree Oil: a common herb that helps clear your mind, calm your nerves, and uplift your spirits.
Different combinations of these and other oils will be recommended in various forms. Sometimes that takes a bit of experimentation.