Aromatherapy benefits might be new to you. With so many benefits, opportunities for healing and oils to choose from it might seem a bit overwhelming at first. The best way to go about it is to just start learning from the top. Buckle up, because we are jumping into some of the most widely used aromatherapy benefits of essential oils!
There are a number of oils listed under each benefit, so even if you only have a starter kit of essential oils, you are likely to have one that can help.
Try some of these oils before reaching for pain killers, sleeping pills, or an energy drink!
I have never excelled at memorization. Any class that was based on memorization (history, calculus, accounting) rather than critical thinking or abstract thinking involved extra time studying and working for me. It just wasn’t a natural way to learn. So having a boost in memorization can help save time and understanding.
Not only does aromatherapy help those of us that don’t excel in memorizing, but some studies have shown it to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Essential oils can help form new memories or recall old ones.
Many essential oils hold different effects that help speed up the healing process! Aromatherapy benefits help by improving blood flow and raising blood to the surface of the skin near the wound. Some oils even have anti-microbial properties that help fight off bad bacteria while you’re healing or your immune system is down.
Stress Relief and Relaxation
Stress relief is a big topic right now. Many individuals are chronically stressed. Some suffer from the effects of stress without realizing stress is causing their symptoms. Essential oils can relax and sooth the mind, emotions and anxiety. You can refer to my post here: Essential Oils For Anxiety for more detail on which oils help!
Lavender has a calming effect and lowers activity in the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system activates the fight or flight response and other symptoms of stress, like rapid heart beat or sweaty palms.
Increase Energy Levels
I hear the term “I’m tired” more than any other complaint throughout the day. Sound familiar? There’s ever more to be done. We can all use more energy to get through the day!
But stimulants like coffee, cigarettes, or energy pills and drinks can be damaging and raise our stress/anxiety levels. An easy energy boost, when you’re not in the position to immediately go for a run or eat an energizing meal, is to use aromatherapy. Essential oils can positively impact alertness, competency on testing, and improve overall mood.
Pharmaceutical antidepressants can have crippling side effects and many individuals have turned to using essential oils as an alternative or complimentary treatment to therapy instead of drugs (be sure to talk to your doctor before making any changes).
Digestion has turned out to be a big problem for many of us recently. From food sensitivities to allergies to IBS, many of us are finding more is related to our digestion than we realized.
Surprise! Aromatherapy can help with that, too. It can speed up your metabolism and ease indigestion, bloating and constipation. It can curb acid reflex, ulcers, nausea, morning sickness, or pain due to pms.
Ginger and Turmeric are shown to be especially protective of your digestive activities, like protecting you from ulcers. Citrus oils like Lemon and Orange are often used for digestion. But Fennel, Lavender, Chamomile, and Clary Sage have also recently been shown to be helpful with digestion.
Try These Aromatherapy Benefits
Now you are all set to naturally aid your body in healing itself with the help of essential oils. Remember to save this article for easy reference when you might be struggling with any of the problems above!