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Aromatherapy for Everyday Life

January 7th, 2013 by Lois Mahoney

Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils for therapy. The idea behind aromatherapy is for the chemical components from the essential oils to trigger the release of chemicals to make a person react in an intended way, whether that is relaxed, sleepy, etc. There is such a plethora of essential oils that can be used for various uses, but let’s just take a look at five that are great for everyday use as well as massage.

1. Peppermint – has a distinct, energizing scent. It can be used for helping digestion as well as clearing out lung congestion.

 

2. Lavender – the most widely used essential oil! It is used for muscle pain and headaches as well as a other uses.

 

3. Lemon – this can be used both in massage and in food/drink. It helps fight viral and bacterial infection, reduces water retention, and when inhaled can reduce blood pressure.

 

4. Rosemary – can be used in massage and food. It increases energy, helps with muscle pain, and relaxes nerves.

 

5. Basil – again, can be used in both massage and food! It is a stimulant for the nervous system that can sharpen senses and provide a euphoric feeling.