The natural healing power of oils, herbs and plants has been known for thousands of years, but it’s only in more recent times that the words Aromatherapy and Essential oils have become popular and synonymous with complementary and alternative medicine and natural healing.
Aromatherapy essential oils are created by extracting the true essence of herbs and plant life, such as roots, bark, seeds, leaves and flowers of just about any plant there is. For just about any type of illness or discomfort as well as for reasons of stimulating or activating different types of energies inside our body, you can find a pure essential oil, which is helpful in some way to relieve and to heal.
The pure essential oils of aromatherapy are beneficial to our health and well-being as many can relieve stress and anxiety, as they are soothing, where others are invigorating. Aromatherapy is used in a multitude of ways such as inhalation, bathing, massage and even by candle light. However, keep in mind that aromatherapy essential oils will require the use of carrier oil for dilution.
Here are a few therapeutic blends of aromatherapy, which are helpful for different reasons.
1. Stress and Anxiety
Lavender and Chamomile are both soothing scents and are safe for use with infants and children as they are calming and able to aid in getting a restful sleep. Of course, Rose, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, Marjoram, Patchouli, Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine are also beneficial in reducing stress and anxiety.
Blends of Sweet Orange, Juniper, Bergamot, Spruce, Clary Sage and Ylang-Ylang are wonderful for helping anyone who may be influenced by depression. Lavender, Grapefruit, Geranium, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh and Neroli are also beneficial for those suffering from depression.
Uplifting blends of aromatherapy may include Bergamot, Lemongrass, Sage, Rosemary and Cypress.
Aromatherapy blends for fatigue may include Basil, Citronella, Grapefruit, Cardamom, Peppermint, Patchouli, Rosemary and Ylang-Ylang.
Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Neroli, Peppermint, Rose, Marjoram and Rosemary are beneficial in relieving headaches.
6. High Blood Pressure
Aromatherapy blends for easing high blood pressure are such as Clary Sage, Lavender, Bay Laurel, Lemon, Frankincense, Ylang-Ylang and Marjoram.
Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Mandarin, Rose, Sandalwood and Neroli all work well to create a peaceful slumber when suffering from insomnia.
8. Recall and Memory
Rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon and Anise work well to encourage memory and recall in aromatherapy treatments.
You will find that Anise, Basil, Cardamom, Chamomile, Clove, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose as well as Black Pepper and Sandalwood are great for relieving nausea.
10. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Time has a way of catching up to all of us, fortunately, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli, Neroli, Rose and Grapefruit are useful for preventing and reducing the sings of aging.
11. Creating a Mood
Aromatherapy Attraction Scents – Cedar wood, Lavender and Patchouli.
Scent to create Desire – Patchouli, Vanilla, Frankincense, Rose, Heliotrope and Jasmine.
Scents to encourage Romance – Rose, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Gardenia and Lavender.
Scents of Sensuous Passion – Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Frankincense.
Aromatherapy Love Scents – Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine and Tuberose.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful means of making life a bit easier and enjoyable as well as smelling great, however, you must watch for signs of allergies while working with pure essential oils.
If you are pregnant, there are a few different types of home remedies and pure essential oils, which you should not use. Therefore, it is best that you are observant as well as doing a bit of research to find out if you are able to use any particular therapeutic essential oil.
In our Aromatherapy Home Health Course there are full recipes and blends of essential oils to alleviate many common ailments and a section of precautions and contra-indications of each of the common oils in use.