Did you know that aromatherapy is natural treatment passed down since the middle ages? It is not hard to understand how this alternative treatment has gained popularity over time. Nowadays wax melts, wax melt warmers and roll-on essential oils are given as gifts too!
You might be new to this alternative method of treating any ailment. But let’s be open and find out how aromatherapy works before we flush it down the gutter.
Aromatherapy mostly involves the usage of essentials oils. Essential oils are the ‘essence’ that contains the fragrance and natural healing properties of the plants and herbs which it was extracted from. They are usually extracted through distillation using steam or water and through cold pressing. Since they retain the health benefits of the plants and herbs which are extracted from, essential oils can be used to cure ailments.
Aromatherapy is conducted commonly through the inhalation of the essential oils through a variety of ways such as aromatherapy massage, essential oil diffuser, essential oil wax melt burner, apply on your palms and/or temples.
Still not convinced? Well, we have summarised 4 great benefits of practising aromatherapy.
#1 Helps to Relief Stress
In this fast-paced society, most of us lead a hectic lifestyle and a lot of stress and tension are built up in our mind and body. One way to reduce stress can be through workouts but a more soothing way of relieving stress is to immerse yourself in aromatherapy after a long day. Some of the commonly used essential oils can aid in relaxing our mind and body. Inhalation of the scent of the essential oils can calm the mind, relieve muscle tension and reduce anxiety. The most popular essential oils used for stress and anxiety relief are lavender, bergamot, lemon and ylang ylang. So if you are seeking to destress then remember to look out for the above ingredients in an essential oil blend or wax melts.
#2 A Natural Energy Booster
Many would have associated energy booster to Red Bull instead of aromatherapy. But it is a more natural and healthier way of increasing energy level other than regular exercise. It promotes blood circulation, which results in the rise in energy and stimulates the mind. Inhaling of some essential oil fragrance will give the drive that your body and mind need. For the energy-boosting effect, the oil commonly used are Lemon, Orange, Cinnamon, Rosemary and Sage.
#3 Relieves Headache
Inhaling and application of essential oils have evidently helped in relieving headache and migraine. Such ailment may be caused by insufficient rest, stress and hormonal changes.
To ease the headache or migraine, you can simply mix the essential oils with a carrier oil and massage on your temples and the base of your neck directly. Some of the best essential oils to be used as headache relief are peppermint, eucalyptus, chamomile, sandalwood. Base oil carriers which you can use are jojoba oil, almond oil and coconut oil.
Try applying our roll-on blend Calm
#4 Have a Restful Night
Are you suffering from sleepless nights? Skip counting sheep and night jogging, aromatherapy will help you drift into dreamland in no time. Give yourself an aromatherapy massage or turn on your wax melt warmer 30 mins before bed. This will help your body and mind to relax effectively and enter a peaceful slumber. For aromatherapy massage, it is best to use essential oil mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut, jojoba. Then massage the mixture onto your temples and wrists. For restful night benefits, you can try these essential oils: lavender, neroli, chamomile and ylang ylang.
Whether you are using a roll-on essential oil blend or a wax melt warmer to diffuse the scent either method will suit your lifestyle. Roll on essential oil is handy when you are regularly on the go, while a wax melt warmer can be used as home decor too!
We hope we have shared enough wonderful benefits of aromatherapy here. To start your virgin experience or even to replenish your essential oils, visit our The Scent Shop collection to get your supplies!