Aromatherapy can help us to find the mindset to achieve many things, it’s surprising how much a smell can affect your mood, energy levels and sleep.

When we absorb essential oils they can have incredible effects through our respiratory system. When the oils travel internally their properties can relieve symptoms which affect our sinuses, throat and chest, reducing infection and allergies.

Absorption is also possible through the skin due to the molecular structure of essential oils being small enough to pass through the epidermis, reach the dermis and the blood vessels which circulate the blood all over the body.

Most essential oils have antibacterial properties, some are antiviral, anti-fungal and or anti-inflammatory.

Essential oils also contain antioxidants to prevent cell damage and protect against the build up of toxic waste in cells.

The majority of essential oil components leave the body in hours, through excretion via the kidneys, although their effects last much longer within the body.

Ways to include essential oils into your life.

For sleep

Ways in which to utilize the oils are in room diffusers, put a few drops on a handkerchief or piece of muslin or cotton and keep near the bed, an open jar of the oil on the nightstand.

Essential oils for sleep: Chamomile, clary sage, lavender, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, marjoram, cedar, frankincense, rose.

For focus

Have a whiff of the oils that encourage your mental fatigue to take a hike, recall information and keep focus. Studies show that smelling Rosemary can increase memory by an amazing 75%.

Face mists are a great delivery system for instant invigoration or a simple inhalation of your personal blend of oils.

Essential oils for focus: Rosemary, basil, peppermint, cedar, grapefruit, pine, juniper.

For energizing

Struggling to get motivated in the mornings, experiencing a slump in energy during the day?…these essential oils will help you alleviate fatigue and boost your mood and energy levels.

Essential oils for energy: lemon, orange, grapefruit, eucalyptus, cinnamon, peppermint, ginger, rosemary, spearmint, black pepper, jasmine.

 

Work out which oils work for you, figure out the blends which give the desired effect and make your own personalized aromatherapy potions. We advise studying aromatherapy as essential oils come in different strengths and you need to understand the levels, potency and what carrier oils they must be mixed with if they can’t be used alone.

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