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Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that treats mind, body, and spirit.

While it is not medically proven, many people find countless benefits from this approach. Essential oils are plant extracts. They are complex chemical structures made up of plant molecules. These molecules are found in the secretory system of plants like bark, seeds, leaves, petals, stems and roots.

Essential oils are sourced from around the world. On average they are 80 times more potent than the dried form of the herb. The most commonly used method of extraction from the plant is steam distillation.

What is steam distillation?

Freshly picked plants are suspended over boiling water and the steam then pulls the oils out of the plant. The steam rises, is captured in a vessel and is pushed along tubing. Then, the steam is rapidly cooled causing it to condense back into water. Water, and oils do not mix, therefore they separate, allowing the essential oils to be collected.

It’s estimated that 43% of people that have stress and anxieties use alternative therapies like essential oils to relieve symptoms.

It can help calm, relax, de-stress, energize and revive. (You can read more about essential oils over in this blog post.) Aromatherapy works through smell and skin absorption using: difusers, aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, facial steamers, and more. There are many options for those who want to explore this holistic therapy.

An inhaler is a popular choice when using aromatherapy.

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Essential oils need to be stored in a cool dry space with a regulated temperature. Check Happy’s WoodWorks for this incredible accessory for essential oil storage.

Common essential oils include:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Tea Tree
  • Rosemary
  • Grapefruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Chamomile
  • Orange

Essential oil remedies:

Headaches : peppermint oil and eucalyptus

Cramps: lavender

Cold: eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, peppermint

Sleep: lavender

Anxiety: jasmine, chamomile, rose

I personally use a difuser for my essential oils. I really love jewelry that incorporates essential oils too. Some of my favorite ones are:

Aromatherapy can be a wonderful coping tool.

Do you have experience trying this method of therapy? What are your thoughts on it? I’d love to connect with you about it!

Love Always, N


6 thoughts on “Three Things You Need To Know About Aromatherapy

  1. I love using essential oils! I first learned about them 3 years ago and I have an extensive collection now. Since this virus has been an issue I diffuse my oils every night while I sleep. I also have an inhaler that I use in the morning and at night. Thank you for getting the word out on the benefits!

  2. I have used aromatherapy for my anxiety and it does really help! Jasmine calms me, I love this scent! Citrus smells help ease an anxious tummy. My oldest daughter has a very mild allergy induced asthma and we’ve found that eucalyptus helps her breathe easier. Aromatherapy is awesome!

  3. I absolutely love this and relate to it! I’m hoping to have my homemade essential oils (and candle line ) end of year! I just love the calmness they bring!

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