Lemon. Rose. Clove. Eucalyptus. Smells that bring through feelings of serenity and positivity. Yes, we are talking about aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a holistic approach that utilizes natural plants to achieve well-being on a physical and emotional level.
There are many ways to experience aromatherapy, one thing they all have in common is the amazing scents that soothe your mind. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that capture the plants’ true essence and flavor. These oils must get produced naturally, adding any chemicals to the process makes them lose their authenticity.
There are over 90 types of essential oils that each have a different benefit to our health. While these health benefits are somewhat controversial, many people have claimed that they do work and have had a positive impact on their overall well-being. Some of the essential oils include*:
- Peppermint: used to boost energy and aid digestion
- Lavender: used to relieve stress
- Sandalwood: used to calm nerves and help with focus
- Bergamot: used to reduce stress and improve skin conditions like eczema
- Rose: used to improve mood and reduce anxiety
- Chamomile: used to improve mood and relaxation
- Ylang-Ylang: used to treat headaches, nausea, and skin conditions
- Tea Tree: used to fight infections and boost immunity
- Jasmine: used to help with depression, childbirth, and libido
- Lemon: used to aid digestion, mood, headaches, and more
Using these essential oils, people have different application methods to initiate the therapeutical session. Some people prefer Aromatherapy facials which play an important role in skincare and skin health through skin facials and moisturizing treatments.
Moving from the face, aromatherapy can also be used to massage the body and alleviate any tension or stress you might be experiencing. These kinds of deep tissue massages with aromatherapy mostly use lavender for its relaxing effects on our mind, body, and soul.
To complete the holistic aromatherapy, people sometimes opt for manicure and pedicure as part of the process. It is exactly what it sounds like, a candle-lit atmosphere with an evocative and fragrant surrounding while you are pampering your nails.
Adding aromatherapy to your daily skincare routine can boost your skin health tremendously. Many of these essential oils have a direct impact on the skin. Some can treat skin conditions like eczema, others act as moisturizers and regenerative that can reduce wrinkles and blemishes.
Your skincare routine is about to get a lot more flavourful and beneficial. Make sure you choose the right essential oils that match your skin type and needs. Massage the oils thoroughly to get their full effect and remember that consistency is key. Adopt aromatherapy as a weekly routine and watch your mind and skin become a lot healthier!