Aromatherapy - What is it good for?
Let’s talk about our health using aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has been around for ages and are now used to treat a wide range of conditions, including insomnia, anxiety and pain. They are also gaining popularity as a natural, safe and less expensive medicine and therapy for a number of health concerns.
Now what is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils which affects the limbic “emotional” part of the brain. That part of the brain can control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormones which all have to do with your mood. Inhaling essential oils has proven to help with fatigue and negative emotions using their antidepressant properties along with triggering the limbic part of the brain to reduce stress. This grants us full control of our body since emotional tension is what causes our body to break down.
To add on, natural essential oils that have come from grown plants also have antibacterial properties for clearing the sinuses and mucus for air to travel up our nasal passages. When our sinuses our blocked they start to become infected and rot, leaving us with a terrible headache and an entire trashcan of tissues.
Not only is essential oil good for your body it is also useful for your skin. Applying it to the face and skin can heal blisters, bruises and can be used as an acne face wash to clean the pores of their dirt. Some people may even use essential oils to reduce their stretch marks and cellulite and can relieve burns. Furthermore, breathing in these oils increases endorphins which aids the immune system and resistance to infections in general.
So why do we keep using prescribed drugs or creams or procedures when we could just be using a small and simple bottle of essential oils that we can find pretty much anywhere? It has so many beneficial factors and it’s been proven for ages that inhaling these aromas has stimulated our brain and body for the better. Want to know about what oils to use and for what? Make sure to tune in on Sunday to read for more information!
- Alice Kazakov