Monday, January 24, 2011

How Does Aromatherapy Benefit You?

Merry Monday Everyone!

For awhile now I have been sharing posts with you on how to use your aromatherapy oils and herbs...but you still may be wondering "How exactly does aromatherapy benefit me?"

So today's post will explain aromatherapy benefits you, emotionally, spiritually and physically....


Before we begin though, I would like to acknowledge my newest 4 followers...How about giving some love and heading over there? After reading my post first of course...lol...


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How Does Aromatherapy Benefit You?


Now that you understand the basic (if not check my earlier posts) techniques, you can use them anywhere - at home, at work, or even on the move. From home in your bathroom to your travels, you can use techniques that will moisturize your skin, improve your mood, banish headaches, relieve pain and even keep mosquitoes away!
Nowadays, you can buy a huge range of ready-made aromatherapy products, from shower gels and massage oils to scented candles. These are ok, but by making your own from a collection of simple ingredients you can tailor them to your particular needs; for instance, you can use a relaxing bath oil to moisturize your dry skin.


The Benefits



Emotional
Your sense of smell is tied closely to your emotions, just like when you smell baking bread, you think of home, perhaps Grandmas cozy home, and it warms your heart.
Inhaling aromatherapy oils is effective for:



Improve Your Mood~Making you feel much more positive and cheerful

Ease PMS~By helping to balance your emotions


Give You Confidence~At times when you feel unsure of yourself



Calm You Down~During a panic attack


Reduce Tension~By gently calming distraught nerves


Encourage Sleep~By creating a more restful, sleep-enhancing atmosphere



Aid Romance~By helping to set a sensually romantic mood










Spiritual
Strong aromatherapy scents can:




Trigger Past Memories~Prompting your favorite memories from happy times and places


Putting You In A Spiritual Mood~Setting the right mood for religious worship and spirituality

Help You Focus~Aiding with meditation and concentration





Physical
The active ingredients of essential oils have many physical benefits. they are able to:

Relax Muscles~Easing aches and pains

Improve Skin Condition~Moisturizing dry skin, treating oily skin and helping to ease skin conditions such as acne and eczema

Stimulate Circulation~Helping treat dandruff, cellulite, skin problems, and low blood pressure, plus boosting concentration, improving your immune system and fighting fatigue


Detoxify Your Body~Easing hangovers, improving cellulite and soothing stomach upset


Boost Immunity~Helping fight infections and heal cuts, insect bites and sunburn








So while this does not go into detailed specifics, ( you can find those in prior posts ) it does give you a summary of how essential oils can help...
Have a wonderful week!
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