Scents can heal you! Are you taking advantage of the medicinal properties of aromatic essential oils? Here’s everything you need to know about it.
I know what you’re thinking. No, aromatherapy isn’t hippy-dippy pseudoscience. It’s a holistic treatment that has been scientifically proven to have benefits for our overall health.
The essential oils used in aromatherapy have shown to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health. All while smelling incredibly nice!
Of course, aromatherapy isn’t a new invention. For hundreds of years, people from different cultures have used scents to heal and appease the mind and body. Throughout history Egyptians, Chinese and Aboriginal people have used plants and their oils to heal, soothe, and prevent disease.
Contrary to popular belief, you can take advantage of aromatherapy not only through smelling and diffusing but also from skin absorption. Some oils–like lavender oil–work really well when rubbed into the skin.
Essential oils can even be an alternative treatment that has shown to have very real benefits: from pain management to sleep, stress, migraines, and even cancer treatment side effects. There are hundreds of essential oils available, so you can enjoy the benefits of many plants through aromatherapy!
If you don’t know where to start, check out today’s infographic with all the different scents and what you can do with them!