eVitality Voices: The Blog
In Part 1 we went over what aromatherapy is and how different essential oils affect a variety of maladies, so now it's time to delve into the potential health benefits of the properties of different essential oils. It's important to know so that you can effectively target common ailments: from having trouble sleeping, to a compromised immune system, and everything in between. Many of these essential oils have overlapping benefits...
Okay so let's get one thing straight: aromatherapy is not an alternative to treating one's illness with standard medicine, rather it is a complementary therapy that can help improve overall well-being. When you get the sniffles or are overcome with nausea, you should follow doctor's orders first and foremost, but adding in aromatherapy can help you feel better. Now that that's sorted out, what the heck is it?!
Lately I've been hearing a lot about essential oils. This past winter, I overheard a mother saying that her family had been so much healthier since starting on essential oils. A few weeks ago I came across a recipe for tick repellent that called for a few drops of several different essential oils. Finally, in my last blog, I discovered that peppermint oil is added to foot lotion for a specific reason. Essential oils are added to many different products on the market, such as perfumes, skin care products, cleaning products and much more. So what exactly are essential oils and how can these different “aromas” accomplish so many various things?