Arguably one of the oldest complementary treatments, aromatherapy, has gained popularity and is causing so much buzz worldwide. If you are just learning about aromatherapy or looking to learn more about this incredible healing practice, read on because we have a lot to share with you.
So, What's Aromatherapy?
Just as the name implies, aromatherapy is an age-long healing practice (or method of treatment) that uses plant extracts to enhance well-being and promote good health. Today, essential oils with medicinal and calming effects are used in aromatherapy to improve physiological, physical, emotional, and overall well-being. Thus, harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit.
How Does Aromatherapy Work?
Since René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French Chemist and perfumer, wrote on lavender's healing powers and coined the word aromatherapy in 1937, tons of research have been done to explore and harness nature's healing gifts from plants.
It may interest you to know that aromatherapy is recognized in the fields of science and medicine. Aromatherapy is also pushing the frontier in the use of natural botanicals in treating ailments and diseases.
Aromatherapy administers its healing through the sense of smell and skin absorption. Over the years, several methods have been used to administer the treatment. Some of them include clay masks, facial steamers, inhalers, and aromatic spritzers.
The more recent and popular aromatherapy treatment is done using diffusers. Diffusers are thoughtfully designed to deliver the right amount of your choice of scents into a given space — it could be your room or office.
Interestingly, modern diffusers can combine essential oils to deliver a blend of natural scents for more benefits.
What Are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?
Inhaling essential oils as used in aromatherapy stimulates the olfactory system — The part of the brain that impacts the sense of smell. When the essential oil evaporates enter the nostrils, they journey to the lungs and other parts of the body to interact with the limbic system.
You’ve probably been wondering what the limbic system is. This is the brain area regulating emotions and other biological functions like heart rate, memory, hormone balance, and blood pressure.
Essential oils can also be used topically through oil massage, bathing, and infusing them into skin products. This aids absorption via sweat glands and hair follicles. However, remember to dilute essential oils with a suitable carrier oil before applying them to your skin.
Here are the common benefits of using aromatherapy as a complementary treatment for health conditions.
Aromatherapy is often used to:
- Manage Pain and body aches
- Reduce stress and depression
- Improve sleep quality
- Treat headaches and migraines
- Mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy
- Boost immunity
Of course, these are just a few out of its countless benefits.
Making the Right Choice of Essential Oils
To ensure that you are not just inhaling or smearing any oil, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy has identified certain essential oils with soothing benefits.
Some popular essential oils include
5. Tea tree
Essential oils like jasmine oil, bergamot oil, and lavender oil have calming effects and reduce anxiety, stress, and aggression.
Essential oils also mitigate mental and physical fatigue. Thus, increasing your motivation and drive and boosting productivity and performance. Remember, everybody reacts differently to essential oils. It's always best to explore different types of essential oils and settle for what works for you.
Aromeo Pods Scent Profiles
Aromeo Pods are made of 100% natural plant essential oils, with no synthetic chemicals. Let's dissect Aromeo Pods' signature Daily Collection and how the essential oils inside it shape the scent profile of the pods.
1. Tranquil Blend for Sleep
Tranquil blend, which is suitable for Sleep, is a blend featuring Bergamot and Chamomile as its star ingredients. The scent profile of Tranquil blend is fruity (like orange), with some hints of warm woody and herbal scent that helps to create a sedative effect.
2. Gentle Blend to Relax
Gentle blend, which is suitable for relaxation, is a blend featuring Ylang-Ylang and Orange as its star ingredients. The scent profile of Gentle blend is fruity and floral that reminds you of sunset at a tropical beach. This blend is suitable to help you feel warm and at ease.
3. Fresh Blend for Focus
Fresh blend, which is suitable for focus sessions, is a blend featuring Peppermint and Lavender as its star ingredients. The scent profile of Fresh blend is minty with herbal and woody notes. This blend is perfect for headache and to freshen up the mind.
Is Aromatherapy Safe?
Due to the widespread use of aromatherapy among health practitioners and other allied complementary treatment practices, concerns have been raised about its safety. Aromatherapy is recognized as a complementary treatment for illnesses. However, it's not advisable to ingest essential oils used for aromatherapy.
In addition to not using diffusers for more than 30 minutes at a time, children under the age of 5 are not advised to use aromatherapy because of their high sensitivity and tendency to react to the oils. Seniors, people with chronic health challenges (such as lung conditions), and skin allergies should consult with their doctor before using aromatherapy.
Aromeo Sense for Aromatherapy Diffusion
Aromeo Sense is a stylish and unique aroma diffuser that utilizes the nebulizer technology to distribute essential oils into your space. Unlike other types of diffusers that use heat or water, Aromeo Sense uses a pressurized air stream. This is good because it ensures uniform distribution of scents, and doesn’t create mist, which which can reduce the indoor humidity level. It is also the best method to preserve the purity of essential oils, by diffusion it without additives and keeping its natural constituents.
Aromeo Sense also accommodates up to 3 Aromeo Pods, which contain 100% essential oil blend. You can easily swap and diffuse the 3 scents, as well as blend them to create your own blend.
The diffuser also comes in a visually appealing and compact design.Make the most of aromatherapy with Aromeo Sense aroma diffuser.