Aromatherapy is becoming popular these years. It refers to using essential oils as an alternative treatment for holistic wellness to improve physical and emotional health. It’s believed that aromatherapy helps to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as muscle tension, insomnia, nausea, and pain.
What is aromatherapy?
To start with, let’s get to know what aromatherapy is. Aromatherapy refers to therapeutic the of concentrated essential oils derived from plants and flowers to treat illness and improve physical and psychological health.
Date back thousands of years, the use of the pleasant smell of the plant is quite common in ancient Egypt, China and India.
To this day, aromatherapy become a surge in popularity. Most people will use a diffuser or oil lamp to dilute the essential oil or apply them on the skin through massage.
Moreover, many skincare and personal care products like shampoo, body lotion, or face creams are formulated with essential oil.
Why should you use aromatherapy?
The pleasant scent will stimulate the release of neurotransmitters, for example, serotonin. These neurotransmitters help to relax the tension and calm anxiety, rage, and fear.
The researchers found that essential oils like lavender and ginger oil help to soothe chronic back pain and neck pain. Here’re the benefits of aromatherapy:
- reduce body aches and joint pain
- relieve stress
- alleviate depressive symptoms
- improve sleep disturbance
- improve hair loss
- improve menstrual problems
What common essential oil are used for aromatherapy?
There are hundreds of essential oils, not sure where to start. We rounded up the most common essential oils which may meet your needs.
- Lavender: relaxation and improves insomnia, and headaches; soothes bug bites
- Chamomile: calms mind and treats inflammation
- Rose: reduces anxiety and mood uplifting
- Bergamot: reduces anxiety
- Lemon: uplifts energy level and bad mood
- Peppermint: soothes headaches, indigestion and muscle pain
- Eucalyptus: eases joint pain