Benefits of Aromatherapy
The process of diffusing essential oils as well as vaporizing dry blends has been shown for years to provide a multitude of beneficial and therapeutic effects. When used with essential oils as well as botanical blends, vaporizers can help to provide a pleasant, therapeutic experience and enhance overall health and well-being. Essential oils and dry blends have been used for centuries by a number of ancient civilizations, and have more recently been studied by scientists and doctors across the globe for their therapeutic and hygienic properties.
HOW DOES AROMATHERAPY WORK?
Certain aromas stimulate the smell receptors in the nose, to the Limbic system in our brains. These triggers can cause our bodies to release a multitude of different chemicals, specifically those associated with calmness, relaxation, stress reduction and general feelings of well-being.
BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY
Aromatherapy has been shown to enhance overall well-being and mood, as well as improve circulation, improve digestion, encourage healthy sleeping patterns, reduce pain, strengthen the immune system, and balance hormone production. Oils and botanical blends have been shown to contain therapeutic properties, which when used properly, provide a safe and effective way to aid in stress relief and enhance mood. Additionally, some dry blends and oils have been known to help ease symptoms such as headaches and nasal congestion associated with colds and flu. The following is a list of essential oils and aromatherapy blends that are widely used, as well as the benefits they have been shown to provide.
Eucalyptus Oil: Decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, stimulant
Lavender Oil: Sleep inducing, calming, anti-fungal, analgesic
Lobelia Blend: Asthmador, purgative, expectorant
Geranium Oil: Haemostatic, astringent, cicatrisant, vulnerary
Myrrh Oil: Immune booster, circulatory, diaphoretic, stomachic
Mullein Blend: Anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, relaxant
Red Clover Blend: Detoxifier, cleanser, antispasmodic, sedative
Patchouli Oil: Antidepressant, aphrodisias, cytophylactic, fungicide
Vetiver Oil: Nervine, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, vulnerary