Feeling good in your body is great, isn’t it? And that’s usually down to being relaxed, being healthy, and being happy. There’s something out there that can help you be that way more often than not – it’s called aromatherapy.
What Is aromatherapy?
A very good question. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice that harnesses the therapeutic properties of aromatic essential oils. There’s some art involved – in how those oils are blended once extracted from various sources – and there’s some science involved – in how those oils interact with our sense and bodies. Ultimately, it promotes physical, emotional and mental well-being.
How does aromatherapy work?
Another good question. We’ve already established that aromatherapy revolves around essential oils. These contain the essence (or aroma) of whatever they’ve been derived from: flowers, leaves, bark, roots, and other plant parts.
Now, for the science part. When you inhale the aroma of those essential oils it triggers your olfactory system, which connects directly to the brain’s limbic system, responsible for emotions and memories. Anything that happens in your limbic system can have a profound impact on your mood and emotions.
The benefits of aromatherapy
But aromatherapy is more than just pleasant scents. It’s a practice that offers many a health benefit, both physical and mental.
Oils like lavender, chamomile and bergamot are known to calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety and help you relax. Lavender can also bring on a sense of tranquillity, making it easier to fall asleep.
For pain management essential oils like eucalyptus, peppermint and ginger are great, as they possess anti-inflammatory properties. Applying them topically can alleviate headaches, muscle pain and joint discomfort.
Peppermint and ginger can also give you a little relief from symptoms like bloating, indigestion and nausea when inhaled, or used topically.
Eucalyptus also has natural antimicrobial properties, so when diffused it can help purify the air and support your immune system in warding off infections. Along with peppermint, it can help clear congestion and ease breathing difficulties, too.
Rosemary and, again, peppermint, have been shown to enhance cognitive function, memory, and concentration, making this pair of essential oils ideal if you’re looking to create a focused and productive atmosphere.
And we’ve already discovered that aromatherapy has the ability to influence emotions, so if you’re looking to combat feelings of sadness and boost your mood, turning to citrus oils like orange and lemon, with the uplifting effect they have, is the way forward.
So, there’s plenty of goodness happening on the inside when it comes to aromatherapy. On the outside, if you make essential oils part of your skin- and haircare routine, they’ll help give you a healthy and radiant appearance thanks to their skin-nourishing properties.
Aromatherapy with Radox
You won’t have to look far for some aromatherapy, not when you’ve stepped into the refreshing world of Radox.
There’s mood-enhancing bath soaks, to help soothe sore muscles and dissolve any stress you have amongst the delightfully fragrant bubbles.
And then there’s our bath salts, designed to help you sleep, detox and relax.
They’re all inspired by nature, and they all genuinely transform how you feel, through aromatherapy. So why not incorporate this ages-old holistic healing practice into your bathing routine in future and enjoy its many benefits.