Imagine being able to use the essence of healing plants to boost your mood, relax, or rid yourself of disease. That’s what aromatherapy is all about. It uses essential oils to cleanse your body, remove toxins that create disease, and restore the physical and emotional balance.
There is a reason you feel drawn to a particular color, location, or a scent. It’s usually something you need more of. So, unless you are looking for a specific oil to address a particular problem, when selecting essential oils, follow your gut. Select the color or scent you feel most attracted to, and you can’t go wrong. Essential oils can be used in many ways, but are best absorbed through the skin (e.g., in a massage), or through inhalation (e.g., through a diffuser or incense). All essential oils have to be diluted in a carrier oil – 3 drops of essential oil, to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (e.g., coconut, almond, olive, or sesame oil).
1. Helps relieve headaches
Headaches can be triggered by stress, fatigue, hunger, alcohol, etc. Essential oils known to be good for headache relief are eucalyptus (for sinus headaches), lavender and chamomile (for nighttime hours, because they have a sedative effect), and peppermint (for daytime hours, because it has a stimulating effect).