Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote physical and emotional well being. The wellness market has grown substantially in the past few years, making aromatherapy products more assessable than ever. Candles, diffusers, and fragrant roller balls are all examples of aromatherapy products that can reduce stress, increase relaxation, relieve pain and more. Various studies have shown that scent can impact and shift your mood for the better, and luckily it doesn’t take much work to do so.
Each essential oil has its own unique characteristics and benefits. These benefits include:
- boosting mood
- reducing anxiety and pain
- reducing nausea
- reducing inflammation
- relieving headaches
- improving job performance and increasing attentiveness
If you are new to the essential oil game, the first act of business is figuring out which medium you will use to enjoy the oils. You can use a diffuser, rollerball, or dropper bottle. Using a diffuser creates a spa-like feel and is a perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. I love using a rollerball ball unlike a candle or a diffuser, it is convenient to carry on the go. I keep one in my bag and one on my desk at work so that I can mindfully roll it on my pulse points throughout the day when I need an extra dose of zen throughout the day.
If you are in the market for a low maintenance essential oil fix, I have rounded up a list of some of the best essential oils to put you in a more zen state of mind.
Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils, and for good reason. This cult favorite is known to promote peace and treat a number of issues, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even menstrual cramps.
Sandalwood has both health and beauty benefits. It repairs, rejuvenates, and nourishes the skin and hair, making it the perfect natural beauty treatment. It treats pain and inflammation, and augments cognitive functions and brain power.
Eucalyptus oil is trusted by many due to its ability to treat respiratory problems and strengthen the immune system. Eucalyptus oil is popular due to its use as a main ingredient in many balms, inhalers, and massage blends. If you are not feeling well, this is the perfect oil to keep close.
Like eucalyptus, peppermint has many healing properties. It is known to relieve various ailments, such as nausea, digestion issues, headaches, etc.
Lemongrass is essential to have on hand because it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It does an incredible job at killing bacteria and keeping the body healthy. Aside for its physical benefits, the scent has an energizing aroma.
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