Alternative medicine is quickly gaining in popularity throughout the world. Society is seeking alternatives to drugs and expensive, minimally-effective treatments, which has renewed interest in alternative practices. Aromatherapy is rapidly becoming a staple in homes throughout the United States. As education around essential oils increases through aromatherapy courses, research and word of mouth, some incredible benefits have been uncovered.
Sleep aid. Chamomile, lavender, jasmine, and ylang-ylang are all herbs that appear in our teas, bubbles baths, and pillow sprays. These scents instill a sense of calm and bring peace to a restless body, but these herbs aren’t just useful in commercial products. The essential oils for all these herbs act as powerful sleep aids, allowing your body to slip into a restful night’s sleep.
Stress relief. Never underestimate the power of smell when it comes to stress relief. Peppermint, lemon, and bergamot essential oils have a calming effect on the body and provide an outstanding relief for the stress of all varieties. The oils are effective individually or compounded in a special mix made specifically for stress relief.
Energy Boost. Our supermarkets are bursting with products claiming to shake you out of that afternoon slump. Unfortunately, many of these products rely on excessive amounts of sugar or caffeine and can cause serious health problems if consumed too often. Luckily, several essential oils can give you a natural boost when you need it. Black pepper, clove, and tea tree and just a few of nature’s natural energy boosters, and diffusing the oils when you need a push to get through the day is a simple and easy solution that won’t cost you your health.