The benefits of aromatherapy for wellness of our mind and body

Aromatherapy is slowly gaining popularity in the society. With the sedentary lifestyle of people, the number of physical and psychological problems are on rise. The aromatherapy offers remedies to rejuvenate our body and mind with the use of natural methods. It treats our body by removing toxins and increasing the immune system and treats our mind by freeing it of tensions and anxiety.

How does aromatherapy improve our lives?

Our ancestors in the past have been known to have used special oils extracted from rare herbs, flowers and trees to rejuvenate and heal the various ailments that a body has - whether psychological or mental. This method of curing and relaxing the body with the use of 'essential oils' is called aromatherapy. This age-old practice of using the remarkable oils for the wellness of our body and mind is gaining importance again. Due to the busy and hectic schedules of most of the people today, the need to indulge oneself into spa and aromatherapy, is becoming urgent.
Aromatherapy has the power to penetrate not only within the body but also has the ability to recharge the emotional and mental setup of a person. Following are the major benefits that a person can achieve both physically and psychologically.

The various methods of aromatherapy

The essential oils that form the core of the aromatherapy are used in 3 different ways:-
  • Diffusion in the air: The essential oils are dispersed in the air with the help of a diffuser. This is done to add fragrance to the atmosphere and environment or to disinfect the air.

  • As Inhaler: The aromatherapy oils are inhaled directly as a remedy to cure congestion in nose, throat and respiratory tract. They have also been proved to be highly beneficial for treating psychological problems.

  • As Applicator: The various essential oils are applied to head, body and hair in the form of massage to refresh and rejuvenate them. In addition to this they are also used as skin care products.

  • Aromatherapy uses various types of flower extracts like rose absolute or rose water, chammolie aqueous solution, lavender oil extracts, eucalyptus oil. Some of these extracts are taken from herbs and tree leaves and might be very harsh on skin directly, hence they need to be diffused with some other oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil etc. to make them subtle on skin.

    Aromatherapy-Refreshing the Body

    Here are some of the major benefits of aromatherapy on our body:-
  • Aromatherapy has the ability to improve blood circulation in the veins through removal of toxins from our body. Hence they are used in the form of inhaler to be absorbed by our lungs and into the blood. This type of therapy helps in decongesting respiratory tract.

  • The oils that are used in the therapy are known to possess anti-bacterial characteristics that help in healing various skin related problems like skin pigmentation and freckles. A good massage with these essential oils also tries to reduce wrinkles on skin. These oils are a good remedy for the severe itching in eczema and other skin related problems.

  • The massage with certain oils gives relief from acute muscle and joint aches. It has the potential to relieve the pain in arthritis, spondylitis and migraine. Usually people indulge in the foot massage with these oils to relax their feet after a long and tiring day.

  • Aromatherapy is known to enhance the stamina and energise the body. Essential oils when diffused in the air calms down our senses and infuses new energy into our body.

  • The use of lavender oil helps in reducing stress and anxiety. It is also used for curing sleep deprivation problems like insomnia. In the past lavender oil has been used for treating skin burns also.

  • The aromatherapy helps to fight various hair problems like hair fall, thinning, split ends, premature greying and also breakage. The essential oils used in the therapy give a shiny lustre to the hair and beautify them.

  • Aromatherapy-Rejuvenating the mind and soul

  • The aromatherapy is used extensively by people who suffer from mental problems or are unable to cope up with the growing stress from their daily monotonic routine. It relaxes the mind by calming down the high stress levels and thereby giving peace of mind. Lemon oil is known as a very good mood enhancer and anti-depressant.

  • Rose flowers are used in therapy as a good aphrodisiac and are majorly used as mood enhancer.

  • Aromatherapy heals the high amount of tension in mind. It makes people to forget their worries and relax. The various oils like lavender, jasmine and chammolie and peppermint are known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

  • It helps in curing various psychological problems like dementia and Alzheimer's. It is also used for increasing memory power.

  • Today, the market is flooded with various essential oils and all the products claiming to be the best for aromatherapy. Hence, it becomes mandatory on the part of the customers to update themselves about the different quality of the essential oils. Customers should know which oils are good and which are rated as poor. Sometimes the products contain poor quality oils and hence pose serious risks to us. For this the general instruction on the product should be read carefully and then only a purchase be made.


    Guest Author: Manyx22 Apr 2013

    Good information indeed. How I missed reading it earlier.

    Guest Author: enicnarf22 Apr 2013

    Thanks for your positive views @Ashok Goyalji.

    Author: Umesh Chandra Bhatt03 Jun 2020 Member Level: Silver   Points : 0

    This is an interesting article. I was not knowing about this therapy. It is really amazing to note that this is such an effective therapy.

    Author: Umesh Chandra Bhatt04 Jun 2020 Member Level: Silver   Points : 3

    Neha, I am basically active in IndiaStudyChannel site and have now joined this site also about 2 months back. Some other members have also joined here and some old members have also started contributing. You have good command in writing and you can contribute more articles whenever you can spare time. I am also planning to contribute some of them. This would help this site to get more traffic. This is just a suggestion from a fellow member and nothing more. All the best. Keep contributing.

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