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Essential Oils and Their Relaxing Auras

Essential Oils and Their Relaxing AurasEssential Oils and Their Relaxing Auras

A great way to make your atmosphere more relaxing is to use aromatherapy by lighting candles, burning incense, or using air fresheners or essential oil diffusers throughout your house. Breathing in scents that you like can bring back good memories, improve your mood, and help your mind and body relax. Studies show that aromatherapy using essential oils can help people in many ways.

What Are Essential Oils?                    

Essential oils are oils that are extracted from plants, except they are not oily. These oils contain several properties that can help relax and heal the body including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial qualities that can help prevent the transmission of some pathogens. Since they contain the essence of plants, they are very fragrant and can be used in diffusers so that people can take advantage of their health benefits.

These essences are used in many different products from perfumes to incense to household cleaners but they can also be used in their pure form. Depending on which oil is used, it can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety and help calm the body through the nervous system. As more research is done, scientists are understanding more about the oils and how they help people.

How Aromatherapy Works

Many of the oil essences are released into the air when candles or incense containing them are lit or when they are used in a nebulizing diffuser. To understand how oils can help you, you need to know a little about aromatherapy and how it works. Aromatherapy, which is breathing in scents, works with the olfactory system, which is the physical organs and cells relating to humans’ sense of smell.

The main organs connected to the olfactory system are the brain and lungs. When smells including oil essences are released into the air, they trigger receptors in the limbic system, which is also called the emotional brain. The limbic system helps to control blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels, breathing, and hormone balances.

When oils are breathed in, they are also carried to the respiratory system. Steam has been used for centuries to help deliver herbs or medications to the lungs and sinuses to clear congestion and help cure colds and flus. Along with using diffusers, the aromas can be carried through massage oils and tinctures that also contain essential oils blends.

Which to Use?

To use oils for reducing stress by calming the mind and/or body and for their health benefits, you need to know which ones to use. You can research oils online to learn more about this form of holistic medicine and how it works. However, here are some examples of oils and why they’re in a nebulizing diffuser and other products:

  • Lavender is used for calming the mind, reducing tension, helping with insomnia, and as an antidepressant.
  • Tangerine can help boost moods, bolster energy when you’re wiped out, and balance the nervous system.
  • Peppermint can treat indigestion, reduce nausea. It’s used as a pain reliever and for its refreshing qualities to help with stress.

These oils can be used on their own or in blends.

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  1. Rosie

    I have lavender essential oil and love it. I’d like to branch out and try some new ones! So nice!

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