6 Benefits of Aromatherapy Oils in New Braunfels
The benefits of aromatherapy treatments are nearly limitless. We at ReAwaken Natural Products are proud to share six of the most notable benefits we appreciate when it comes to aromatherapy oils in New Braunfels.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the application of plant-based essential oils to achieve psychological and/or physical benefits. While not always referred to as “aromatherapy,” this practice has been around for thousands of years and was used by the Chinese, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, among others, for aromatic and medicinal purposes.
There are several different application methods when it comes to using aromatherapy or essential oils, so it’s just a matter of deciding what you prefer.
Creams and Lotions
Due to the high concentration levels of pure essential oils, it’s common to add a drop or two to a cream or lotion to dilute them. These creams and lotions are often used in massage, which is one of the most common aromatherapy methods.
The act of embracing aromatherapy through inhalation has been known to be useful for many in alleviating breathing issues. There are several inhalation methods to choose from. Cold water essential oil diffusers can be used to disperse the oil throughout the air in a room. Many enjoy adding essential oils to boiling water to achieve a “vapor” effect. Utilizing room sprays containing essential oils can also be an effective way to garner the benefits while freshening the air around you.
While the direct application of concentrated essential oils isn’t recommended, diluting the essential oil in another carrier oil, such as grapeseed, avocado or fractionated coconut oil, is a great alternative. Rollerballs, or perfume-like roll-on dispensers, are easy to tuck in your bag, desk drawer, or set on your nightstand for quick and easy application.
Benefits of Aromatherapy Oils
The benefits of aromatherapy oils go way beyond the fun and sometimes unique smell. In fact, you may start with the purpose of treating one issue, only to find that same oil has solved another one for you. I used essential oils to help me sleep at night only to find, months later, that I was no longer biting my nails, likely due to a decrease in my anxiety levels.
#1: Relief from Stress, Anxiety and Depression
If you are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression, it might be worth your time to embrace essential oils. Lavender and bergamot essential oils, especially together, are two of the most popular choices for those struggling to manage mild anxiety and stress in their daily lives.
#2: Improved Sleep
Does it take you a long time to fall asleep at night? Are you having trouble staying asleep? If so, essential oils may be just the ticket. Add a combination of lavender (known for inducing sleep) and ylang-ylang (used to alleviate stress, reduce inflammation, and improve mood) in a cold-water diffuser for a few nights in a row, and you’ll be wondering how you ever slept without it.
#3: Increased Energy and Focus
Struggling to stay awake during that morning board meeting? Falling asleep at your desk midafternoon? Introducing aromatherapy to your workplace can increase energy in not only yourself but those around you. Choose products that include invigorating properties, including lime, lemon or grapefruit.
#4: Quick Healing
Aromatherapy can be especially helpful for those times when you are recovering from or trying to prevent sickness. The antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties of essential oils are especially effective during cold and flu season and anytime you are out and about among a lot of people. Choose from a blend of aromatherapy oils in New Braunfels including lemon, oregano, eucalyptus, rosemary and even lavender.
Athletes often appreciate aromatherapy in alleviating muscle soreness during and after intense activity. Try using compresses or even direct (or diluted) application of essential oils known for their anti-inflammatory properties — such as marjoram, ginger, wintergreen and eucalyptus— — and relax as the pain slowly fades away.
#5: Reduce Headaches and Other Chronic Health Conditions
Chronic headache sufferers often turn to certain aromatherapy oils for relief. While a combination of lavender and peppermint essential oils is popular for this purpose, it’s all about personal tolerance and determining what works for you. Other aromatherapy oils to consider might include rosemary, chamomile or eucalyptus, among others.
#6: Improve Digestion
Tummy troubles plague nearly all of us at one time or another, and some even more frequently. Aromatherapy can be useful in alleviating those symptoms. Many choose to use the carbonated beverage, ginger ale, as a remedy for stomach issues, but by combining fennel, ginger and melaleuca essential oils, you can reap the benefits of stomach relief without adding the extra calories to your system.
Aromatherapy Oils in New Braunfels
Learn more about the various aromatherapy oils and products that ReAwaken Natural Products offers by visiting our aromatherapy shop today. Have questions about a specific product? Contact us for more information. We’d love to hear from you!