Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine, which is based on the usage of natural oils and other aromatic compounds in order to improve the mood of a person, strengthen mental state and health.
Aromatherapy has a long proven history of usage. Essential oils have been used for preventive and curative purposes for more than six thousand years. Ancient Hindus, Chinese, Greeks, Egyptians and Romans used them in perfumery and cosmetics. Aromatic oils, as well as essential oils, were widely used for ritual, spiritual, curative and hygienic purposes.
The influential side of aromatherapy is explained by two main mechanisms. One of them is the impact of aroma on the brain, especially the limbic system (the system participates in the regulation of olfactory functions, internal organs, emotions, instinctive behavior, memory, sleep and wakefulness) through the olfactory system. Another mechanism is the direct pharmacological effect of essential oils for preventive purposes aimed at preserving excellent condition.
Aromatherapy can not cure, but it can help the body, in a natural way, increase its immunity, which, of course, can serve as an impulse to recovery or as a shield which defend from disruptive diseases. Aromatherapy is based on the principle that natural flavors or essential oils derived from certain flowers and plants can influence our mood towards improving it.
Popular essential oils and their mixtures affecting the emotional state of a person (just add a few drops to a diffuser or a pan of hot water):
If you feel yourself stressful, it is better to use bergamot and chamomile, lavender, lemon and orange, patchouli, vanilla and ylang-ylang.
In case of temporary or permanent anxiety, several drops of bergamot and chamomile, cedar and incense, jasmine and lavender, neroli, patchouli, rose and sandalwood will definitely improve your mental and physical condition.
Problems with self-esteem? Bergamot and cypress, grapefruit and jasmine, orange and rosemary are for you right away.
If sadness dropped directly on your head, do not slow with bergamot and chamomile, sage and incense, grapefruit and lemon, jasmine and lavender, orange, rose, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
Against fatigue - bergamot and basil, sage and incense, ginger and grapefruit, jasmine and lemon, patchouli and peppermint, rosemary and sandalwood.