Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, which is a healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Everyone’s health and well being is different. There are over 90 different types of essential oils that correlate specifically with individual needs Some of the most popular types of essentials oils are:
Peppermint– used to boost energy and aid digestion
Lavender– used to relieve stress and anxiety
Sandalwood– used to calm nerves and help focus
Bergamot– used to reduce stress and improve skin conditions
Rose– used to improve mood and reduce anxiety
Chamomile– used to improve mood and relaxation
Ylang-Ylang– used to treat headaches, nausea and skin conditions
Tea tree– used to fight infections and boost immunity
Jasmine– used to help with depression and childbirth
Lemon– used to aid digestion, mood, headaches, and more
There are several ways to effectively use essential oils. They can be used by applying them to specific areas on the body. There are charts to help guide people to know where to put the essential oil for the best results. When applying them to the skin, place several drops on your fingertips and massage the oil into the skin to be absorbed.
Another way to use the essential oils, and what healthline.com has said is the best way to use essential oils is to inhale them. Healthline.com stated that inhaling them can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell, and long term memory. To inhale essential oils, people use a diffuser. Place a few drops into the machine. It heats the oil and disperses it into the air leaving a pleasant aroma.
When some people need help with physical support, emotional support, environmental support, and spiritual support essential oils can be a step in the right direction.