Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy oils

Aromatherapy oils have many benefits, and their scents are uplifting and gorgeous. Lavender, peppermint, rosemary, lemon, and others can all positively affect our minds, bodies, and well-being.

What is aromatherapy?

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Whether we are treating or preventing an illness, aromatherapy is a popular therapy that many of us will go to when other methods, such as taking medicine, are not the chosen option for us.

Aromatherapy oils can help with headaches, anxiety, and skin inflammation. Breathing in an essential oil significantly impacts the emotional part of the brain, as the molecules hit the olfactory nerves and send a message to help with a particular ailment.

They can also be mixed with carrier oils to apply to the skin safely.

Many will try avoiding medication for headaches or buying expensive creams to alleviate dry or sensitive skin conditions.

There are lots of ways that we can use aromatherapy oils.

Scented sticks, body creams, lotions, diffusers, salts added to the bath, and facial steamers all work well.

Lots of these scents are also used in the perfumes we wear today.

The safest way to apply essential oils to the skin is to mix them with a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba.

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Lavender

This is one of the most popular essential oils used today and has a distinctive scent everyone recognises.

Lavender has a beautiful scent and rich colour, making it a great addition to the garden.

Relieve headaches- Breathing in Lavender and oil can help treat migraines and headaches.

When we get a headache or migraine, which can be triggered by anxiety, stress, dehydration, as well as hormones, Lavender is a go-to oil to help alleviate such issues.

Improves insomnia and sleep- I have used a lavender-scented pillow mist spray when I have found it difficult to sleep.

When the brain doesn’t switch off, we need a helping hand, and Lavender is the perfect scent to relax the mind and switch off from the day’s worries and stresses.

You can also apply lavender drops to the temples to soothe and reduce inflammation in the blood vessels.

Antioxidant—Like tea tree oil, Lavender has excellent healing properties and, with its antibacterial qualities, helps heal cuts and burns on the skin.

Promotes healthy skin and hair— add a few drops to your shampoo to stimulate hair growth and follicles.

Potpourri—Lavender has a delicate yet distinctive scent, so it is commonly used in potpourri and perfumes.

There is the benefit of instant relaxation to help you wind down, a positive effect on the nervous system, anxiety and depression.

It’s a great oil to add to a burner, as it will add a beautiful fragrance to the home and bring a sense of calmness around you.

Lavender is gentle enough to be used directly on the skin, which is why it is so popular. It is perfect for those with age spots, wrinkles, or acne.

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 Peppermint

I have been drinking peppermint tea for several years now, and peppermint oil has many health benefits.

Digestion -Anyone who suffers from IBS, a chronic gastrointestinal condition, will know that peppermint can help to ease the pain and digestive issues. Sufferers, in general, may notice an improvement from drinking peppermint tea or using capsules.

Headaches and muscle pain- Peppermint is a versatile, essential oil to help soothe headaches and muscle pain.

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Drops can be rubbed into the temples to relieve the headache, provided they are mixed with carrier oil if applied directly to the skin.

It is also a great essential oil for helping with congestion and respiratory conditions and relieving sinusitis.

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Adding a few drops of peppermint oil to a diffuser will give a refreshing and energising aroma to kick-start your day.

For anyone who finds it hard to concentrate some days, inhaling a few drops of peppermint oil can help stimulate the brain and increase blood flow, which in turn will help you feel much more alert.

We all go through stress and anxiety through life, and whilst mild experiences are natural and we need to go through such rollercoaster journeys, peppermint oil can help if it all gets a little too much.

Oils can be added to a warm bath and inhaled as you soak and relax.

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Mint

Ylang-Ylang

Apart from being the main fragrance note in the iconic bottle of Chanel No. 5, Ylang-ylang is a trendy fragrance in many perfumes and cosmetic products.

Reduce stress– Ylang-ylang is a versatile oil with antioxidant properties and many health benefits. Inhaling ylang-ylang oil can help to calm and alleviate stress.

Self-esteem– Feeling a bit low and need a self-esteem boost? Inhale Ylang-Ylang essential oil to uplift and positively impact your mood, or apply it to the skin.

Hair and skin—For those who suffer from hair or skin dryness, a few drops can be added to skincare products to help with skin health and regulate oil production.

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Ylang-ylang

 

Lemon

As soon as we hear or read the word lemon, we can almost smell the citrus scent of this potent oil. Lemon has so many uses: It’s refreshing and can help with many ailments.

Anti-inflammatory – As with many essential oils, lemon is just as effective in helping with anxiety and stress.

With its anti-inflammatory and anti-stress properties, some say it can positively impact and help improve cognitive ability.

Teeth and gums—Lemons and essential oils are an excellent alternative to expensive toothpaste, mouthwash, and cosmetic dentistry for those with gum problems or who want to remove unwanted stains from teeth.

Colds -We are all victims of dreaded coughs and colds, so try using lemons to help relieve the symptoms. Add a few drops of the essential oil to a carrier oil before applying it to your throat or chest.

If your nose won’t stop running, add carrier oil and dab a little of the mixture to your nose.

This is an excellent idea for when we desperately need a good night’s sleep and sneezing and coughing keep us awake.

Hair– If your hair needs some added gloss and shine, lemon essential oil added to your shampoo or conditioner can help reduce dandruff and dry skin.

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Lemon

 

Frankincense

Help with sleep—Frankincense is another essential oil when you don’t always have a good night’s sleep.

You can inhale Frankincense directly from the bottle, add droplets to a tissue or cloth, and pop them under your pillow.

Frankincense blends well with other oils, such as lime, lemon, Lavender, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood, so it is a great all-rounder.

Wellness—Like many aromatherapy oils, Frankincense is terrific for our emotional health, relaxing, and alleviating stress.

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Respiratory—Frankincense can help relieve congestion, problems with the larynx, and bronchitis in those who may suffer from respiratory issues.

Muscle aches- Add to the bath water for a relaxing soak to help alleviate muscle aches and pains.

Skin disorders—Frankincense essential oil can provide the ideal solution for anyone who suffers from skin disorders, such as eczema or a. Itoil can also help to keep the skin in good condition, fight against skin disorders, and tone the skin.

Frankincense can help reduce and soothe the skin and fight bacteria with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic product properties.

Scars– Reduce the appearance of scars or stretchmarks over time by applying Frankincense with a carrier oil.

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Bergamot

Digestive system—Bergamot essential oil is another scent commonly used in perfumes and cosmetics. It has many benefits.

From stimulating the digestive system to working as an antidepressant, this oil is suitable for most ailments.

Infections– As a popular ingredient in skin care products such as soap and body lotions, this essential oil has excellent antibacterial properties and helps to fight infections.

Mental health- Provide relief from the debilitating mental health condition that is depression. This is a widespread feeling for many of us that can prevent simple day-to-day tasks from being completed.

Inhaling directly from the bottle can help lift your spirits and reduce the severity of hopelessness, fatigue, and apathy by stimulating the hormones that control our mood.

 

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Bergamot

Lemongrass

Mental health– This essential oil is trendy in the use of aromatherapy as it helps to relieve depression, anxiety and stress.

Skin infections—It can help with skin infections, has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, and is an antioxidant.

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Lemongrass

Always patch test before using any essential oils directly on the skin

Wash the area with warm, soapy water. Apply a couple of drops onto the skin and wrap in a bandage for 24 hours.

Conclusion

Essential oils have tremendous benefits and are widely used in many forms. Try for yourself and see what health benefits you can improve with the variety of oils available.

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4 Comments

  • Anoth

    Thank you for sharing this informative article about aromatherapy. It’s great to see more people becoming aware of natural methods to treat or prevent illnesses, and aromatherapy is a popular choice for those who prefer to avoid medication or expensive creams.

    I appreciate that you highlighted the different ways to use aromatherapy oils, from diffusers to facial steamers and the importance of using carrier oils to apply essential oils safely to the skin. It’s clear that you have a good understanding of the benefits of aromatherapy and how it can help with a range of issues, including headaches, anxiety, and skin inflammation.

    Overall, your article provides a helpful guide to aromatherapy and the different ways it can be incorporated into our daily routines. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping to promote natural health and wellness.

    • Louise Allen

      Hi Anoth,

      Thank you for reading my article. There are so many benefits with using aromatherapy oils and I’ve used some in the past to help with relaxation and sleep. Yes, there are lots of different ways that we can enjoy such scents too and a carrier oil is a must. 

      I’m pleased that you have found it of use and I hope you get to try some for yourself.

  • John

    Hey Louise,

    Great article!  I love diffusing essential oils and also learning about some of their amazing properties and health benefits.  I mainly diffuse peppermint oil for mental clarity.  Interesting to read about Frankincense.  Reading your article helps fill a few gaps.  Our naturopath recommended putting this on our infants hemangioma on her face as well as my knee for cartilage degeneration.  I hope that it helps.  
    We have some Ylang-Ylang and will diffuse that to try.  Currently am diffusing Jade Lemon as I type this.
    Regards John

    • Louise Allen

      Hi John,

      Thanks for reading my article. Yes aromatherapy oils have such great benefits and I think more and more people are reaching out to use these rather than taking pills. I do love peppermint. It’s such a versatile scent. I sometimes use Frankincense for asthma or when I have a cold. My husband has the same issue with regards to cartilage issues although his is beyond the use of oils now. Fingers crossed that it works for you. 

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