1. Pain management
Pain management is one benefit to using aromatherapy. Depending on the type of pain you are experiencing, try different scents. Lavender can be inhaled to treat headache or diluted and applied topically for relief of inflammation. Most essential oils should not be applied to the skin until they are diluted with a carrier oil or lotion. Clove has been proven helpful in the treatment of toothache. Frankincense, lemongrass, ginger, eucalyptus, and many other herbs might help reduce pain.
2. Stress Reduction
It can help reduce stress. Lavender can also be used for stress relief because it lowers the blood pressure and calms the nervous system. You can also try bergamot, neroli, lemon, and yuzu essential oils to help you feel some relief.
3. Fight Bacteria
Some essential oils can fight bacteria or fungus. Lavender, a versatile essential oil, has anti-microbial and wound-healing properties. Mixing 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil into a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and then spreading it on an affected area is one way to naturally promote wound healing and diminish the appearance of scars. Use anti-fungal essential oils, such as citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint, or tea-tree oil, in the same way. Diffusing them into the air can help reduce fungus in the house. Make sure to research which antifungal or antibacterial treatment is right for you and your space.
4. Improving digestion
Improving digestion is another positive side effect of using essential oils. Peppermint, fennel, coriander, cardamom, and ginger essential oils could reduce flatulence and aid in digestion. Adding them to a carrier oil and rubbing on the lower abdomen is the recommended use. Before ingesting any essential oil, even one that is distilled from food plants, consult the label.
5. Improve Sleep
Some essential oils improve sleep quality. A 2014 review of numerous studies showed that diffusing lavender, valerian, chamomile, or clary sage had positive effects on people’s sleep. A 2017 study showed that use of essential oils promoted the production of serotonin, which helps produce melatonin, and endorphins, which act as a sedative.
6. Boost Immunity
Some studies have shown that lavender, clove, eucalyptus, and tea tree in small doses may boost immunity. In a 2017 study, a group of pregnant women received a lavender essential oil massage, and they had higher levels of a marker of immune function in their saliva than those in the control group.
7. Treat What Ails You
Essential oils have the potential to treat a variety of ailments. Scientists are continuing to study their effects on ailments such as asthma, insomnia, depression, alopecia, erectile dysfunction, menopause and others. There is a lot of exciting research happening.
Aromatherapy is one tool we can all use to help us live healthier, happier lives. Healthy diet and exercise remain important daily practices, of course. Superberries Aronia berry products contain healthy vitamins and antioxidants to improve body function. Try some Aronia berry concentrate in a cup of herbal tea for a delicious and healthy dose of aromatherapy.