A popular form of self care and self healing to calm the mind, body, and atmosphere is the world-renowned method of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that utilizes natural plant extracts to promote good health and well being. With proven benefits and endless blends it will never lead you wrong. Aromatherapy has been helpful for people with anxiety, depression, as well as other medical issues like chronic pain, insomnia, digestive issues, and many more.
For many years aromatherapy has gained popularity however it dates back to a time before modern-day science. Many ancient cultures from China, India, Egypt, and South America have been using these practices for thousands of years. In that time these plant medicines were used for both medical and spiritual practices. The term “aromatherapy” was created by a french perfumer and chemist who discovered the use of lavender in treating burns.
So How does this amazing medicine work? Through sense of smell and skin absorption it works to penetrate all levels of being. It can be found in many different forms and has many uses. It can be used topically, ingested, Diffused, and added to baths or soaks. In fact you can even use it as a disinfectant and household cleaner when added to water. For example: Thieves essential oil is a delicious warm smelling fragrance that actually has antimicrobial properties. A few drops of this potent oil to water can be used in a spray form to clean surfaces and keep your family healthy and strong.
During stressful times, Flu season, and even every day, aromatherapy is a great consideration and a useful tool. With so many benefits and because it’s completely natural, it is safe for all to use. There are many great brands such as Young Living, Doterra, HARNN, and many more. Available in your health stores and online the options are limitless.
My personal favorite blends are Console and Balance from Doterra. So next time you’re shopping for a new perfume or aerosol product we hope you consider aromatherapy as a proper and healthier alternative.
By Auriah Padilla