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Aromatherapy

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What does Aromatherapy Do?

I am glad you asked!  The idea behind aromatherapy is that the use of therapeutic essential oils can help prevent disease by reducing anxiety.  Anxiety causes many issues to include pain, hair loss, lowered immune system, rashes, and much more.   Aroma or smells has an effect on the part of the brain that supports our emotions, behavior, motivation, long term memory and sense of smell.

Smells can trigger fond memories, such as the smell chocolate chip cookies.  You smell chocolate chip cookies so you think of you and your mother in the kitchen when you were little bringing a sense of happiness.  Smells can also trigger bad memories, such as the very same smell of chocolate chip cookies.  You smell chocolate chip cookies so you think of you falling off the back porch while you were eating a chocolate chip cookie creating a sense of pain.   In each of these scenarios, your body has a reaction whether it be positive or negative.

Pleasant smells in the air make people stay around longer in retail stores, spas, hotels, movie theaters, museums, and casinos.  They have also shown to improve productivity and improve the physical performance of athletes when the room smelled of peppermint or lemon.

Bottom line, aromatherapy hones in on the smells that create a positive and relaxing response from your body giving you a sense of overall well-being.  So the next time that someone asks you, “What does aromatherapy do?” you can tell them that it helps you chill!

It is easy to incorporate into your routine.  I personally recommend an aromatherapy essential oil diffuser.  They are relatively inexpensive and you can put them anywhere.  (Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, office)  They are awesome gifts too.  I am addicted to mine.  There are all types of essential oils for all types of moods.  They come with recipes for whatever you’re needing treat at the time.  My 10 year old grandson wants one for his birthday to help treat his allergies!    They even have one with a color LED changing nightlight with and auto shut off.  Just take your pick. (This is the one I have.  The light is soothing to me as well.)   Whatever you choose, it will make an astounding difference in your life

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6 Comments

  1. joanne

    Thankyou for your article, I found it really interesting. Im really big on health and meditation but have never thought about aromatherapy before. Can you suggest an oil to help me relax before I go to bed at night? Lately I have been having trouble at night, and I always meditate in the mornings as at night I just cant seem to switch my brain off.Cheers
    Joanne

    • Angela

      Joanne,

      There are several that work.  I suggest trying Chamomile, Lavender, or Mandarin and see which one you like better.  All three are used for calming, stress, tension, and insomnia.  One may work better for you than the other simple because you personally like the smell better.  For me it is the Lavender.  Let me know how it works!

      Thanks,

      Angela

  2. Joel

    Thank you for sharing Aromatherapy.
    I did not have an idea how it works only I knew that is an AROMA has a good smell even in the Bible Paul talked about it that we are Aroma.
    What do you think about the side effects? One time I had a discussion with someone telling me that many of those kinds of stuff can cause cancer.
    Again thanks.

    • Angela

      Thank you for your comments! They used herbs to prepare Jesus’s body for burial as well.  The aromatherapy that I am referring to is using natural herbs for smells not chemicals or perfumes.  However, I am sure anything that is used in exaggeration would cause cancer!

  3. Derek

    Hi Angela,

    Love the informative post! Smelling chocolate chip cookies does indeed evoke feelings of happiness and great memories! I’ve always been fascinated by the topic of aromatherapy ever since my friend recommended it to me but unfortunately I didn’t buy an oil diffuser.

    Now I want one! Would you say that candles have the same affect as the oils? Also, which oils are your personal favorites?

    • Angela

      The links on the website will take you to a very inexpensive diffuser…. You will not regret getting one. I promise!  Also, my favorite smell is lavender.  It is very relaxing and not overpowering.  Candles can have the same affect, they just also offer the chemicals too.  You can place the herbs in boiling water and simmer on the stove on very low heat.  That will give the same affect without the chemicals you just have to watch it so it doesn’t boil dry.  

      Let me know how it works for you!

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