What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using botanical essences, such as essential oils, for health and wellbeing. It has been used for thousands of years both medicinally and spiritually and is known to enhance emotional wellbeing and physical health.
Heavily founded on fragrance and sense of smell, there are a variety of ways to apply aromatherapy:
- spritzers or room sprays
- bath salts
- roll-on body perfumes
- oils, creams, or lotions for body and massage
How does Aromatherapy Support Health?
Aromatherapy, when practiced correctly, is a safe way to regain health and overall wellbeing. Because plants are equipped with their own immune systems, utilizing botanicals to fight off our own illnesses was common practice before modern medicine. And it is becoming more popular as science rediscovers these natural tools for holistic vitality.
From restfulness, relaxation, quelling agitation and anxiety, digestive health, immunity, fatigue, joint pain, skin issues, and much more, aromatherapy can help.
Aromatherapy can have a range of benefits, and they depend heavily upon the type of botanical selected for your practice.
Below are some examples of essential oils that can be used in aromatherapeutic practices to boost certain elements of your health.
Essential Oils for Reducing Stress
Stress is inevitable and is a leading cause of a range of health issues. So finding relief is important.
You might not feel like you have time to take a stress-reducing walk, do yoga, or meditate. (After all, many times our stress comes from not having enough time!) But a simple thing you can do to calm your body and mind is to reach for an essential oil that supports serenity.
Our favorite is Relax Essential Oil. This sweet floral blend of lavender and rhododendron mixes with a hint of spice. When diffused, it creates a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere and is perfect for work, home, or even the children’s rooms before bed.
Try a few drops in some bath salts and draw a warm bath for the ultimate spa-like relaxation.
Or, roll Relax Essential Oil Blend Roll-On on your palms with a small amount of carrier oil, like jojoba, and give yourself a brief shoulder massage.
Take a few deep breaths, drop your shoulders, and feel the weight lift.
Essential Oils for Improving Immunity
These days, keeping our immune systems robust is essential. On top of your current health routine, consider aromatherapy practices with essential oils that can boost your immunity and keep your space clean.
It’s a fragrant way to fight illness and help you and your family build immunity.
We love Breathe Essential Oil Blend for its cooling aromatherapeutic qualities, compliments of the fragrant blend of White Sage, Eucalyptus, and Silver Fir.
It smells delightful, with a fresh, piney scent, and is cooling and opening for your airways.
Try a compress on your chest to promote deep, clear breathing.
Or use Breathe Essential Oil Blend Roll-On in a direct palm inhalation by rolling it over your palms, covering your nose, and taking a few deep inhales.
You may apply it on your wrists before a bath as well, to diffuse it into the air and open your airways with the healing combination of cooling aromatherapy and steamy moisture.
Essential Oils for Balancing Your Mind
It has been a strange year and the transitions we are experiencing now may make you feel off-balance, disconnected, and emotionally unstable.
Meditation and yoga can help tremendously to balance your mind; but sometimes, you may struggle to quiet overly active tendencies.
Our Spirit Essential Oil Blend is an aromatherapy support system for your mind. Use it during spiritual practices, or any time of the day when you need to center and stabilize. A divine blend of Palo Santo, Frankincense, and Sandalwood, this oil offers sacred spiritual healing properties and will cleanse your mind with its sweet, woodsy scent.
Diffuse during meditation or yoga. Or use Spirit Essential Oil Blend Roll-On on your wrists or to moisturize the ends of your hair and experience aromatherapy throughout the day.
Essential Oils for Improving Your Mood
Let’s face it… we all have our moods.
Whether you’re struggling with irritation, sadness, anger, low energy, or even just general emotional malaise, it can be distracting and impact your quality of life.
Aromatherapy with essential oils that support your emotional wellbeing is an easy way to find balance and enhance your mood.
We love Focus Essential Oil Blend for mood-boosting, energizing, mental clarity. It washes away the emotional distractions and helps you regain determination again.
This sweet blend of Lavender, Melissa, Rosemary, Tulsi, and Peppermint is the perfect concoction of relaxation, rejuvenation, and mood elevation… and it smells incredible.
Sprinkle the essential oil on Epsom salt and add to a bath, or diffuse in your workspace to uplift your mood.
Use Focus Essential Oil Blend Roll-On with a carrier oil for a brief massage, starting with the palms, and in between the fingers. Then rub your shoulders and neck to loosen up, and feel your worries melt away.
Aromatherapy As a Daily Practice
Essential Oils are safe for daily use and can be an effective way to support holistic health. The healing fragrances of nature’s medicine will whisk away stress, boost your immunity, enhance mental clarity, elevate your mood, and so much more.
For more incredible benefits, check out our other essential oils: always organic, ethically sourced, and healing.
And, it’s the perfect time to add aromatherapy into your daily health routine! Because, until July 11, 2021, you can take 20% Off any of our diffusers, essential oils, or roll-ons with code Essential20!