Aromatherapy Benefits and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy has a lot of benefits. For starters, it’s a popular way to get rid of stress. It can also help ease anxiety and depression, boost your energy levels, speed up the healing process and improve blood circulation.

So, have you tried aromatherapy yet?

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If you haven’t, it’s about time to give it a try.

Aromatherapy is a fantastic way to ease your mind and body after a crazy day at work. It’s fun and doesn’t cost a lot either.

Essential oils are the magic of aromatherapy.

Depending on the scent, you can warrant various benefits from various types of essential oils. For instance, lavender is widely known for being able to soothe, calm and relax your mind and body so you can sleep better at night.

To learn a little more about aromatherapy and the benefits, here are 5 essential oils you can use and the benefits they offer:

  1. Stress Free

Aromatherapy, massage and acupuncture are all types of alternative medicine that can help relieve stress.

In aromatherapy, the use of specific essential oils is crucial to get all of that stress out of your system. Some of the best essential oils to use would be lemon oil, lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang and peppermint.

  1. Better Memory

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most frightening conditions that affects older people. The inability to remember is just too scary to contemplate.

Still, while alzheimers is considered to have no cure, there are certain methods to help slow down the progression of the disease. One of these methods is aromatherapy.

The best essential oil to help enhance one’s memory is sage.

  1. Sleep Soundly

You probably already know that lack of sleep can exacerbate a whole range of medical conditions. If you don’t, well now you do.

Aromatherapy can not only help you sleep better, it can even bring your sleeping patterns back to normal.

Some of the best essential oils to use are lavender, chamomile, jasmine, rose, sandalwood and sweet marjoram.

  1. Stronger Immunity

Prevention is better than cure anytime. To help you strengthen your immune system, aromatherapy comes through again.

Certain essential oils contain anti-microbial, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that protect you from disease-carrying germs and viruses.

The essential oils used best for stronger immunity are oregano, lemon, peppermint, frankincense, eucalyptus and cinnamon.

  1. Improved Digestion

Improved digestion might not be the top benefit when it comes to aromatherapy, but it can still help. Cases of constipation, bloating and indigestion can be eased as aromatic essential oils can speed up the metabolism so food gets digested faster.

The best essential oils to use for improved digestion are citrus oils such as lemon and orange. Ginger, fennel, clary sage and chamomile are also other great essential oils to try.

Whatever your condition is, aromatherapy can be a great supplement to your existing treatment. And if you’re healthy as a horse, it can be a great way to strengthen your immune system, get rid of stress and just embrace a healthier lifestyle.

You have to remember though to be cautious when dealing with pure essential oils. Make sure to ask the help of a professional before mixing any oils together.

To book a session of aromatherapy, call us here at Elements London on 020 7935 1552.