Although a lot of us tend to underestimate the healing power of it, aromas are actually one of the most important aspects of healing. After all, everything we smell and breathe travels straight to our lungs and impacts it. So, if we’re inhaling something toxic, it can be detrimental to our lungs. Or, on the other hand, if we’re inhaling something soothing it can increase our dopamine and make us happy.
Below are a few things to help you get started on your aromatherapy journey.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Believe it or not, an essential oil diffuser can help you get better when you’re sick or even feel better when you’re feeling down. It’s a must-have when you want to improve your body. Similar to a humidifier, an essential oil diffuser disperses a cold mist in the air which moistens it. It’s up to you to decide what aroma you want and why.
This is such an essential essential oil. Saw what I did there? I have to stress it because eucalyptus aids in a lot of things. It’s antiviral, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. Sick and want to make sure bacteria isn’t in your space? Choose eucalyptus. Have a cough that doesn’t improve? Use eucalyptus as a decongestant. It’s one of the most popular oils for treating lung problems such as bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold.
Maybe you’ve heard about lavender, or maybe you haven’t. It’s known for improving moods and reducing anxiety and stress. If you’re also having headaches, lavender can alleviate them. Want to fall asleep quicker? Use some lavender oil at night to relax along with chamomile tea.
Known for increasing energy levels, peppermint has been used for years. Sprinkle a few drops into your diffuser, and wait for that boost of energy. Along with this benefit, peppermint also helps improve memory. And if you’re feeling a little woozy, this oil can help relieve nausea.
Suffering from allergies is no fun. Thankfully there’s lemon oil. Inhaling lemon aroma can drain your lymphatic system, reducing your allergy symptoms. Lemon oil can also be used as a disinfectant. Instead of sprinkling drops into your diffuser, make your own cleaning agent by mixing the oil with water. Voila!