Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts. They are the “key ingredients” of that plant and act by “retaining the natural smell, flavor and essence.” Some essential oils are:
• Peppermint. (Eases motion sickness, headaches and nausea)
• Bergamot. (Eases pain, aids in digestion)
• Orange. (Energizing and purifying, combats unpleasant odors)
• Chamomile. (Calming, promotes sleep relieves pain and great for your skin)
• Marjoram and cinnamon (alleviating cough and gall bladder complaints)
How to Use:
1. For Headaches
How to use essential oils for headaches? Peppermint or Lavender oil can be applied to temples and scalp to ease headaches. You can also sit in a relaxed position with the diffuser on.
2. For Back Pain
How to use essential oils for back pain? Lemongrass oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to alleviate back pain. Bergamot oil is equally effective. Massage on your back with light circular motions.
3. Mental Clarity and Focus
How to use essential oils to improve mental clarity and focus? A 2008 and a 2012 study unveiled the amazing effects of rosemary oil on memory, focus, and concentration. It also impacts mood states and smoothens brain activity. Rub some on the scalp, leave in and notice the difference!
4. Stress, Anxiety, And Depression
How to use essential oils to help with depression, and how to use essential oils to reduce stress and anxiety? Use Lavender oil to soothe your mind. A floral and earthy scent that helps you “ground” your racing mind. It will instantly improve your mood. Research shows that Lavender aromatherapy significantly reduced postpartum depression. Participants that inhaled Lavender for four weeks reported less stress and anxiety levels than the control group.
How to Use a Diffuser?
Open the reservoir of the diffuser; see the manual as models differ. Fill it with water to the marked level. Distilled water is preferred since tap water can cause mineral build-up. Place it in the center of the room.
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