Aromatherapy Tips to Boost Your Mood

August 14, 2017

 

 

Alternative medicine is becoming more popular today.  With the emergence of diseases and side effects brought about by the use of traditional medicine, many people are turning to natural ways to find remedies for common ailments.  One of the more popular alternative is aromatherapy.

 

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic essential oils and extracts from plants, herbs, fruits and flowers to use as a therapeutic remedy for physical and psychological conditions and enhance general well-being.  When their scent is inhaled they can have a powerful impact on your brain and your body.  Although there is no substantial studies to support the claims, many have attested that aromatherapy worked for them.

 

So here is a rundown of popular aromatherapy scents and their effect to your body.

 

Eucalyptus Oil – extracted from the long, pale green leaves of the eucalyptus tree is one of the more popular aromatherapy scent.

                Benefits:

  • Uplifts mood

  • Boosts immune system

  • Treats respiratory ailments such as asthma and the common cough, colds and flu

  • Clears and opens nasal passages

  • Relieves muscle tension

  • Hair nourishment and lice treatment

  • Wound treatment with antimicrobial and antiseptic properties

 

Lemon Oil – very popular with its clean and refreshing citrusy scent

                Benefits:

  • Enhances positive mood

  • Promotes concentration

  • Calms and clarifies the senses

  • Antiviral

  • Antibacterial

  • Boosts immune system

  • Improves Circulation

  • Deodorizer

 

Lavender Oil – popular aromatherapy scent not only for perfumes, air fresheners and fabric conditioners.

                Benefits:

  • Controls emotional stress

  • Calms and soothes nerves

  • Relieves depression and tension

  • Alleviates headaches and migraines

  • Eases insomnia

  • Treats mild wounds, scrapes, burns and cuts

  • Helps tone and lift skin

 

Chamomile Oil – one of the oldest aromatherapy scent.

                Benefits:

  • Helps treat sleeplessness

  • Soothes anxiety

  • Treats muscle aches and tension

  • Treatment for infections

 

Jasmine Oil – stress buster and boosts moods.

                Benefits:

  • Calms and soothes nerves

  • Good as an anti-depressant

  • Uplifts mood

  • Revitalizes energy

  • Boosts confidence

  • Relieves menstrual cramps and syndromes

 

Rosemary Oil - has a distinctive woody fragrance.

                Benefits:

  • Stimulates the senses to keep you alert

  • Boosts immune system

  • Helps retain memory

  • Relieves exhaustion

  • Fights mental fatigue and headaches

  • Relieves muscle aches and pains

  • Stimulates the digestive tract

  • Stimulates health growth

  • Good for liver detoxification

 

Tea Tree Oil – one of the essential oils favored at Loveli Skin Beauty Centre.

                Benefits:

  • Boosts immune system

  • Natural anti-fungal and antiseptic properties

  • Treats wounds and infections

 

Sage – not just good for food but also good as aromatherapy.

                Benefits:

  • Relaxes the senses

  • Helps ease insomnia

  • Treats hormonal imbalance

  • Natural muscular painkiller

 

Geraniums – work wonders for women.

                Benefits:

  • Balances mood swings induced by monthly cycles

  • Relieves depression and anxiety

  • A natural stimulant

  • Relieves menstrual cramps

  • Anti-ageing

  • Insect repellant

 

Rose Oil – not just good for its fragrance but also for its health benefits.

                Benefits:

  • Relieves anxiety & depression

  • Boosts immune system

  • Improve body circulation

  • Relieves menstrual cramps and menopausal syndrome

  • Relieves headaches and migraines

 

There are a wide variety of essential oils used in aromatherapy.  But these oils should be used with caution and in very minute amounts.  If the claims are true or not, it is still best to consult your physician to get proper treatment for any ailment.  Most should be paired with carrier oils like sweet almond, jojoba or avocado to make it safe for the skin.  Be sure to read labels and instructions when using any essential oils.

 

 

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