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Reasons Why You Should Try Aromatherapy

Updated on July 25, 2015
Lavender oil is great for aromatherapy!
Lavender oil is great for aromatherapy!

Some people may see aromatherapy as rather pointless in long baths and relaxing massages, but I would personally have to disagree with that statement. There are advantages that come from having aromatherapy in your life. Listed below are a few reasons why you should give aromatherapy a try.

Benefits The Body

Massaging the oils onto your skin can help regulate blood flow and help improve blood circulation. Aromatherapy can also improve the healing, because a variety of oils can help improve the growth of cells, making the body heal quickly. Getting a massage with certain oils will also make your muscles less stiff and relaxed.

Decreases Depression

Aromatherapy is said to help decrease depression. A variety of scents can decrease depression by making emotions more balanced and calm throughout the day. Some different scented oils may give you different results than others. For example, you may feel more content with a strong orange scent than a eucalyptus scent.

Decreases Anxiety

Using aromatherapy may help keep your emotions well balanced. A variety of scents used in aromatherapy can make you feel more relaxed and decrease the amount anxiety you may have. So after a streesful day in the office, take a long aromatherapeutic bath to calm yourself.

Improves Sleep

If you are struggling with getting some sleep, then aromatherapy may be the answer for you! Using certain oils can help you with regulating sleeping habits. Using oils in a bath or massage before you go to bed will help you get relaxed and help you fall asleep faster. Just know that if you have insomnia, you should still see a doctor while trying these oils for sleep. Aromatherapy may not give you everything you need to help you sleep.

Heals Headaches

Different scents may be used to soothe the pain involved in a headache. Some people use these oils in warm baths, because they think that along with the oils, the heat assists with getting rid of a headache. If the the heat makes your headache worse, then try using colder water if you are taking an aromatherapeudic shower or bath.

Scents Used To Benefit

Body
Decreases Depression
Decreases Anxiety
Improves Sleep
Heals Headaches
Eucalyptus
Rose
Ylang Ylang
Lavender
Cinnamon
Cedar
Jasmine
Coconut
Chamomile
Thyme
Ginger
Geranium
Orange
Sage
Basil
Tea Tree
Peppermint
Bergamot
Mandarin
Lemon Grass
Rosemary
Sandalwood
Lemon
Frankincense
Marjoram

Remember that you do not have to spend a fortune to have aromatherapy in your life. Instead of going to the best massage spot in town, you can just get a lotion, shampoo or room spray with a strong scent as a less expensive alternate. I hope this article has helped you in some way, and please feel free to leave any questions or comments you may have below!

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      poetryman6969 

      3 years ago

      We have moved and I have lost touch with herbs and incense. I need to reconnect.

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