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Discover the Basics of Aromatherapy & How You Can Begin to Use It

Essential oils not only smell amazing, but they are also powerfully healing to the body, mind, and soul. The beautiful aroma from these scents naturally flows into your body and heals from the inside out. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for specific healing purposes. As you begin to practice aromatherapy, it is important to understand the basics of this practice and how to use essential oils safely.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils extracted from medicinal plants for healing purposes. Many essential oils are used in the beauty industry as a form of natural fragrance, but when used for therapeutic purposes, then this is when it becomes aromatherapy. Essential oils are a more potent form of the natural plant medicinal constituents, providing you the benefits of an entire plant in a single drop. 

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

The healing benefits of aromatherapy largely depend on the specific type of essential oils used. Each essential oil has its own unique benefits, but in general, aromatherapy has some wonderful benefits both physically and mentally. See below for the top 10 benefits of aromatherapy.

  1. Increases energy and vitality
  2. Improves mood
  3. Reduces depression and anxiety 
  4. Decreases stress 
  5. Enhances cardiovascular health
  6. Strengthens the respiratory system 
  7. Cleanses the body 
  8. Improves digestion
  9. Heals the skin
  10. Relieves chronic pain

Each essential oil has unique benefits because each plant is different. At Cedar and Myrrh, we have carefully crafted essential oil blends to give you all of the benefits that you are looking for with a synergistic combination of wonderful essential oils. We have beautiful blends that promote relaxation, awakening, tranquility, and energy. 

How to Practice Aromatherapy

One of the most popular ways of practicing aromatherapy is with a diffuser. All you need to do is put a few drops combined with water into your diffuser and switch it on for your room to fill up with the beautiful aroma. You can also apply essential oils directly onto your skin, but it is often recommended to dilute the essential oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or almond oil, first. 

Some providers say that you can ingest essential oils, but this can be dangerous. So, it is best to only ingest essential oils under the guidance of a trained aromatherapist. One of the other popular methods to practice aromatherapy is with aromatherapy jewelry, such as lava rock bracelets that capture the scent of your essential oils and look beautiful at the same time. No matter what method you choose to use your essential oils, aromatherapy will provide innumerable benefits to you.

Summary

Aromatherapy is a wonderful and highly effective way to strengthen your body, relax your mind, and reconnect with your soul. Each essential oil has its own benefits, so as you explore the world of aromatherapy, try to experiment a bit and see what works best for you. Enjoy your adventure into aromatherapy!

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