Top Ways Aromatherapy Helps the Body

Posted by Gravitate Master on 9/28/2010 to Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is an effective method to help with a lot of different things. It uses natural oils, which means less side effects than regular drugs would. Here are a few things that aromatherapy and essential oils aids with.

Skin Conditions - Essential oils can be used to help with skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. Good options are Roman or German chamomile. You can use the oil directly on the skin or put a few drops in a warm bath for a good soak.

Depression – There are some oils that have been used to help with depression. The scent of the oil can lift your spirits. Good options are rose and jasmine, though basil, lavender, and ylang-ylang are good secondary options.

Fatigue – We know that lavender helps to get one to fall asleep, but can aromatherapy help with fatigue or drowsiness? Yes it can. If you need some extra help on a long car trip, or an overnighter for work, diffuse some rosemary or basil oil.

Stress-Relief – Have you had a tough day? Do you need some extra help calming down? Geranium, Ylang-ylang, lavender and chamomile are wonderful soothing oils that help with stress-relief.

Memory – If you are having a hard time with your memory essential oils can help. Research has shown that scents go directly to the part of the brain that controls memory. Find oil, like rosemary, that stimulates the mind to help with memory.

Headaches – Do you have a major headache? Oils can help relieve headache pain. A good option is peppermint. Some good aromas to have around you are peppermint and rosemary.

Aromatherapy is used in a lot of different ways. Essential oils make it possible to help your body heal in a variety of ways, such as for arthritis or burns. Thanks to amazing oils you are now able to heal these issues in a safe and natural way.