If you don’t use essential oils, chances are you know someone who does. With benefits that include stress relief, improved memory and increased energy levels, the use of essential oils is becoming more and more popular.
Not sure about how you can put their powers to work? Here are three ways that aromatherapy and essential oils have made it to the mainstream.*
- Medicine Cabinet Makeovers
Given that the very definition of aromatherapy is using a plant’s aroma-producing oils for holistic healing, it’s only natural that people use aromatherapy as an alternative to traditional medicine. People who use essential oils for homeopathic remedies frequently report relief from their ailment without side effects commonly associated with both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Starter oils frequently include peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus and frankincense.
- Cleaning Supplies that are Green
Harsh chemicals aren’t the only way to get your house clean. Mixed with other ingredients such as water, baking soda or vinegar, essential oils can offer a natural form of disinfectants, degreasers and deodorizers that can be used to make everything from soaps to sanitizers. Common oils used in homemade cleaning supplies include lime, orange, thyme and peppermint.
- Rest and Relaxation
Essential oils have the ability to calm the body. Whether the essential oils are diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil for a massage or inhaled through a diffuser’s micro-fine mist, essential oils contain hundreds of chemical constituents which can have a profound effect on your mind, body and mood. Lavender, cedar wood, frankincense and chamomile are common oils used to enhance rest and relaxation.
If you want to learn more about benefits and ways to use essential oils, sign up for the Aromatherapy class that meets September 12. Call 405.377.3333 to sign up.
*Any information or advice given here is meant to help educate and inform, not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.