It is known fact that when you smell good, you feel good. This same principle is the foundation of aromatherapy, which is applied for the healing of mind, body, spirit. Simply aromatherapy is exactly what the name suggests which is a form of healing through the sense of smell.

The therapeutic use of aromatic essential oils derived from various parts of plants is Aromatherapy. 

The same properties are carried by Essential oils that have various active ingredients having properties that can promote wellness on many levels-psychological, emotional and physical.

You may take certain essential oils without being administered or without the supervision of a certified aromatherapist. But in case of regular therapy with essential oils to treat diseases or supplement, the conventional medicine and treatment methods require the guidance of a proficient aromatherapist.

 

There are many simple ways where uses of common essential oils can be incorporated into daily life. The benefits of Aromatherapy are listed below:

 

Reduces anxiety

In modern day's daily hustle and bustle, it is a norm to become stressed out. The scent coming from the essential oils goes through olfactory nerves to the part of the brain that stores memory and emotions. There are some other essential oils like Frankincense, rose, lavender, basil, marjoram, ylang-ylang that helps soothe the nervous system and greatly reduce anxiety, including some phobias due to their calming properties.

Provides Pain Relief

As some essential oils have calming properties, there are some which contain anti-inflammatory properties which enable them to relieve chronic pain. One such common and effective essential oil that is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic pain and swollen or painful joints is Nutmeg essential oil. 

Increases Circulation

Essential oils increase blood circulation. This fact was established by one of the studies and found that Lavender oil, if used along with a carrier oil such as coconut or almond oil to massage arms and legs, can improve circulation. This can even be a primary treatment for restless leg syndrome.

Strengthens Immune System

The immune system is considered as a defense system in protecting our body against diseases.  One of the essential oils that are very popular amongst aromatherapists is Tea tree oil that has properties to boost the immune system and fight infections. Lemon oil, lavender, bergamot and pine needle oil are also highly detoxifiers and immunity boosters.

Speeds Healing and Recovery

Some of the essential oils that enhance the body’s healing mechanism and aids in the fight against cold, infections, stress, manage symptoms etc. Lavender oil and olive oil has excellent antimicrobial properties that help cuts or bruises to heal fast. 

Improves Skin and Hair growth

Essential oils not only enhances the hair growth but also improves the quality of the skin. Some of the essential oils that can improve hair, scalp, and skin are Chamomile, lavender, lemon oil, clary sage, geranium and sandalwood. 

Eases Depression 

The essential oils are good enough to reduce symptoms, elevate mood and generate positivity and courage to fight depression. Frankincense and sage not only provide grounding and uplift the mood while chamomile can decrease overthinking, worry and irritability. Jasmine essence goes a long way to produces feelings of optimism and confidence, which is why it is frequently used as an antidepressant against depression.

 

Learn more about the Essential Oils and the health benefits:Amazing Health Benefits of the Essential Oils in Aromatherapy