How Essential Oils Can Make Your Life Flourish
Scents are something that have a powerful influence over us and our well being. Aromatherapy harnesses the healing of plants by using concentrated essences or essential oils which carry compounds that provide us with therapeutic benefits that why so many people use them.
Essential oils can be used every day, from baths and massage to steam sessions and burning them in an ultrasonic oil diffuser. You want to make sure that they are the real deal and not fragrance oils or perfumes as these can be toxic. Especially if using ultrasonic oil diffuser to vapor some positive vibes into your home because diffusers operate for about 8 hours continuous mist. If you are new to essential oils, try to stick to tried and trusted brands that are known for their quality and you want to try picking out oils that are 100% pure.
There are many benefits that you can reap from essential oils that we will go over below.
Did you know that scents can change your nervous system? The aroma of an essential oil penetrates your bloodstream when it passes through your lungs. You can also absorb them through your skin, if applied topically. The smell of an essential oil also affects the limbic system in your brain which is in charge of memories and emotions. Many studies have shown that certain oils can stimulate your nervous system and some can calm it. Black pepper, fennel and grapefruit oil can increase the nervous systems activity, while rose and patchouli oil can decrease its activity. Pepper oil also increased adrenaline plasma and rose oil cause adrenaline to lower.
Lavender and jasmine can boost your mood. Some studies have shown that lavender can reduce feelings of insomnia and depression and it is also been used to replace toxic drugs that help maintain anxiety. Jasmine oils can help uplift and boost your mood as well as counteract feelings of depression. Jasmine oil can help you feel more alert and vigorous because it has a stimulating effect on people. It increases your breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation and systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Most people want to know what essential oils they should use for what.
If you are feeling stressed, use lavender, ylang ylang, pine, lemon, bergamot, vetiver or peppermint.
If you suffer from insomnia, try lavender, chamomile, jasmine, neroli, rose, sandalwood or ylang ylang. If you suffer from anxiety, try lavender, bergamot, rose, lemon, roman chamomile, orange, sandalwood, or pine.
If you are in pain like a migraine, try chamomile, clary sage, juniper, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, and green apple.
If you suffer from nausea or vomiting, try ginger, mint, orange, lemon, dill, fennel, lavender or chamomile.
If you want to improve your memory and attention span, try sage, peppermint, or cinnamon.
If you want to boost your energy, try black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, jasmine, tea tree, rosemary, sage or citrus essential oils.
There are so many different ways you can use essential oils which include massaging them into your skin (of course, you should blend them with a carrier oil first). You can add a few drops of essential oil into your bath water; use them in a hot compress to add some added relaxation; you can also heat essential oils in an ultrasonic oil diffuser and even rub a drop of essential oil into your pulse points to replace your perfume. There are so many creative uses for essential oils that you can find online some of which include using essential oils for cleaning sprays and room deodorizers; use them to freshen laundry, to customize soaps and lotions, fight pimples and acne, as a facial toner, and to repel insects. There are endless uses for essential oils so why not try them out.