Aromatherapy for Self-Care
For me, one of the most important parts of self-care/anxiety management is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the process of using essential oils to enhance your mood and heal. You would be amazed at how just one sniff of lavender or putting some eucalyptus lotion on can instantly calm you. I actually own a bottle necklace that I fill with lavender oil when I leave my house just in case I get a little stressed or anxious.
Aromatherapy is a great way to take care of yourself, and today I’ve got a list of scents and their different purposes. Trust me, there’s one for everything.
Aromatherapy Oils and Their Purposes
- Lavender-Lavender is primarily used for relaxation. It’s great for calming you down and bringing you into a relaxed state of mind. Lavender is really easy to find and not expensive at all. You can find it on Amazon and various health stores (Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, etc.)
- Eucalyptus- Eucalyptus oil is known to have a refreshing, cooling effect and is primarily used for easing congestion, respiratory problems, various wounds, relieving pain in joints and muscles, and so many more. This is a very versatile oil and, like lavender, can be easily bought. You can also find eucalyptus oil on Amazon and various health stores.
- Sweet Orange-This is my personal favorite oil. It helps alleviate anxiety, feelings of anger, depression, and certain inflammations, and it also works as an immunity booster. It can blend with several different essential oils to create soothing blends.
- Peppermint- Peppermint oil is one of the most common essential oils and can be used for several different things. It can be used to cure a headache, provide a boost of energy, cure nausea and fever, and provide relief from anxiety, depression, and mental exhaustion.
The list of essential oils you can use for aromatherapy goes way beyond this list, but this is a just a start. If you have any questions about essential oils or how to use them, feel free to email me or comment on this post.
Have a lovely day!