Aromatherapy is a popular holistic healing treatment that involves using natural and essential oils from plant extract to promote health and well-being.
This type of therapy can encourage the body, mind, and spirit by boosting physical and emotional health.
It acts to release stress and tension and each oil is used to focus on a certain aspect of the mind and body. Both seniors and caregivers alike have benefitted from aromatherapy, and it’s essential to consult with your doctor to ensure aromatherapy is a good fit for you.
Common aromas used
There are numerous essential oils involved in aromatherapy, all targeting different aspects of the mind, bod, and spirit.
There are a few popular scents many seniors and caregivers use to relax, relieve stress and overall calm down, depending on what they are targeting physically and emotionally.
Here are the top aromas used in aromatherapy:
• Sweet Orange
The benefits of aromatherapy
There are many benefits that can come with this type of therapy, from using it in the comfort of your own home to taking it with you to lunch.
Aromatherapy is a convenient stress release to bring with you. Some benefits that come to using aromatherapy:
• Stress release
• Reduce pain such as soothe joint pain
• Limit anxiety and depression
• Improves sleep and immunity
• Improves digestion
How to use essential oils
Since aromatherapy can be used at home or where you may prefer, there are different ways to use essential oils and target our physical and emotional health:
• Hot/cold compressors
• Bath/shower oils
• Room diffusers