Aromatherapy and essential oil therapy involve using essential oils to improve your state of mind and well-being.
Essential oils can affect you positively, bringing you serenity, relief, or other specific emotions. Naturopaths have found that aromatherapy can alleviate their stress and even help them heal from their trauma.
The History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has been practiced in many ancient cultures for thousands of years. People turned aromatic plant components into oils, balms, and other products with healing properties.
One way to benefit from aromatherapy is to use them to affect your emotions in the way you want them to. For example, if you want to find anxiety relief, the aroma from essential oils may be able to bring you into a better mental space. If you want to feel excited and adventurous, some scents can help stimulate those feelings too.
How Essential Oils Affect Emotions
Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a beach, the briny sea air drifting towards you. You’re enjoying your drink of choice, the warm sun caressing your skin. You hear the soothing sounds of the waves, ebbing and flowing.
With their stimulating scents, essential oils have the ability to “unlock” memories or scenes that you have experienced before. This is because when you inhale an aroma, the smell information goes through your body until it eventually reaches your limbic system.
A smell can trigger an emotional shift when it reaches the limbic system. If it’s a smell associated with someone you don’t like, it can remind you of that aversion and all the unpleasantness that comes with it. However, if it’s something calming and relaxing, like your favourite flower or fruit, that smell can make you feel better.
Ways to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are not meant to be ingested! Other than that, here are some great ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils:
- Add a few drops of oil to your shower or bath
- Use for a facial steamer
- Turn into an aromatic spritzer
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