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Aromatherapy and Organic Essential Oils for Relaxation and Stress Relief

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

Aromatherapy and Organic Essential Oils for Relaxation and Stress Relief

These days, using alternative and supportive therapies with conventional medicine has gained the popularity. Aromatherapy using essential oils as the main medicinal agent in treating some diseases is one of the supportive therapies and widely used.

Aromatherapy is a holistic way of healing treatment that uses ingredients extracted from plants to promote health and well-being. Most of the time it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses essential oils as medicine in order to improve the body, mind and spirit. It can enhance both physical and emotional health of a person.

What are the benefits of aromatherapy?

  • It can help manage and ease pain
  • Promotes good sleep
  • It helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • Treats headache and migraines
  • Fight bacteria, virus or fungus
  • It helps boost immune system

What are the most common essential oils used for relaxation and stress relief?

According to “The best way to reduce anxiety and stress with essential oils is through inhalation,” says Dawn Langley-Brady, RN, a certified clinical aroma therapist and nursing instructor at the Augusta University College of Nursing.
Below are the best types of organic essential oils for stress relief and relaxation:

Lavender Essential Oil

Organic Lavender essential oil is one of the common and widely used aromatherapy oils. Primarily produced from France. Studies show that using lavender essential oil can help improve good sleep including people who suffers with depression, anxiety and even insomnia. Diffusing or inhaling lavender essential oil can increase sleep time in deep.

Lavender has anxiety relieving effects that can help
reduce anxiety and depression. Lavender essential oil aromatherapy reduces signs of stress physically and emotional. It can also lower blood pressure and heart rate that increase relaxing and calm feeling.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

High blood pressure can be a frequent complication of anxiety. Some studies have revealed that aromatherapy eases strain and stress. Mixing aromatherapy with massage can bring more gains.

A 2015 research assessed the effects of lemongrass and sweet
almond massage oil through massage.

Research participants who received a massage with the oil once a week in 3 months had reduced diastolic blood pressure compared to those from the control group. Systolic blood pressure and pulse rate weren't influenced.

Lemon Essential Oils

The essential oil from lemon rind or leaves includes
a rich citrus aroma.

A 2015 systematic review discovered that maze research in mice and rats indicates that vulnerability to lemon oil might have an anxiety-relieving impact on these creatures.

However, the review's authors also state another study found that constant exposure to lemon oil had the exact reverse effect in animals and might lead to a stressful reaction.

Thus, it could be ideal for folks to use coconut oil at reduced doses or shorter intervals. Someone ought to protect their skin out of sunlight exposure when using lemon oil.

The organic lemon essential oil also regarded as a natural
stress reliever. Inhaling this aromatic oil was demonstrated to stimulate dopamine and serotonin production, leading to diminished anxiety.

Scientists have discovered that inhaling the odor of
lemon essential oil enhances mood and promotes comfort.

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