Selfcare is important, hence why it’s vital to understand essential oils and their therapeutic benefits.
Aromatherapy is a form of holistic therapy that utilizes essential oils to target sense of smell and by the skin. Essential oils are plant extracts that are steamed or pressed to produce fragrances. There are many ways to use essential oils: a few drops in a spray bottle and using that on sheets and pillows, a few drops in the bathtub, rubbing a small amount of the oil on the skin, a quick sniff of the bottle, a few drops in a diffuser or vaporizer, or wearing jewelry designed to diffuse the oils.
Essential oils are beneficial in the way of alleviating stress, anxiety, depression, nausea, headaches, inflammation, insomnia, and low appetite. Essential oils are designed to target the body’s sense of smell which is directly related to the hippocampus and the amygdala. These areas of the brain are responsible for our memories and emotions.
There are many different types of essential oils and each target a different feeling or emotion: chamomile is used to reduce stress, clary sage promotes relaxation, eucalyptus clears the sinuses, ginger reduces nausea, lavender encourages a better sleep, lemon increases happiness and improves concentration, peppermint improves alertness and reduces headaches, rosemary increases focus, sweet orange reduces anxiety, ylang-ylang decreases stress, and tea tree promotes wound healing.
Quality Health Care Concierge encourages our clients to look at and understand the holistic side of medical treatment and therapy. Essential oils are just one aspect of the many holistic therapies which can help anyone at any age to improve their everyday well-being.