You might not be aware, but your sense of smell influences your overall behaviors, memories, moods, emotions, and even your thoughts each day. It is the most primal of senses. Before you can even hear words, scents have already communicated to you hence the difficulty in trying to describe them to anyone. No matter how you view it, scents influence your overall behaviors, how you feel, and even think. That explains why aromatherapy, specifically with essential oils can improve your wellbeing.

Aromatherapy is known to enhance your overall state of well-being. It even harnesses the olfactory power of plants for healing. The simple science behind it is a marvel. Essential oils are what, in particular, makeup aromatherapy. These “oils” naturally provide therapeutic benefits to the body in very minimal but healthy amounts. They are not oils per se but therapeutic scents that carry active volatile compounds [biologically] in a very high but equally concentrated form.

 Aromatherapy Benefits to Your Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

Aromatherapy has been used since time immemorial to treat and cure plagues in the 17th and 18th centuries. An Arabian physician and alchemist, Avicenna, discovered a way of extracting and then preserving a flower’s scent using alcohol distillation. His discovery led to aromatherapy and generally the use of powerful scents to treat plagues. Fragrances treated plagues until early 19th century when scientists who wanted drugs used instead discredited their use.

Essential oils also helped cure several common ailments and diseases. Aromatherapy is used in a plethora of ways, much like there are numerous scents in the world. These naturally sweet scents have the ability to improve your memory and energy levels, provide relief for nausea, relieve pain, improve your sleeping, stabilizes your moods, and also relieves stress. Essential oils are perhaps the most preferred scents with powerful effects to cure all common maladies.

These oils become even more powerful when synergized together to create a stronger effect. This, however, requires a trained therapist with deep knowledge of aromatherapy to combine the oils and provide even more possibilities for treating and curing common ailments. And an essential oil diffuser can also be used when you want to diffuse essential oils into a room with the natural scents. This process of dispersing oils to fill an area or room is called diffusion.

The versatility of essential oils treating today’s most common complaints is remarkable. If you are complaining about stress, consider taking Peppermint, Bergamot, Lemon or Lavender. Pine and Vetiver can also help lower stress levels. Having difficulty in sleeping? Take Sweet Marjoram, Sandalwood oil, Rose, Jasmine, Chamomile, and Lavender. Are you overly anxious? Sandalwood, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Sage, Bergamot, and Lavender will deal with your anxiety. Feeling depressed? Jasmine, Lavender, Chamomile and Peppermint will do you some good. These ‘oils’ are essential.

However, note that essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Always read the label and follow the instructions. Do not apply undiluted essentials to the skin or on pets and take extra caution if you are nursing or pregnant.

Want to get into simple aromatherapy but do not know how? Firstly, do some research on aromatherapy yourself. Burning aromatherapy soy candles made with essential oils may be as simple and great way to get started or consider diffusing a couple of drops of popular essential oils in an essential oil diffuser. These all make great aromatherapy gifts that you can use or give to others.

However, note that essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Always read the label and follow the instructions. Do not apply undiluted essentials to the skin or on pets and take extra caution if you are nursing or pregnant.

This article is solely for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with a professional health care practitioner before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

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