The smells and colors that surround you can have a great impact on your wellbeing. This can affect your mood and your general disposition. It is also an effective alternative to all the medicines that can be harmful to the body in the long term. If you want to adapt the healthier way of living and reducing chemical intake, then this is the best way to uplift your mood in all situations. Aromatherapy can help in reducing stress, can create a more positive attitude towards everyday jobs, reduce pain, and help in better sleeping patterns among other things. This form of alternative medicine has been around for quite some time and has been effective in its uses. Essential oils can either be inhaled directly or added to candles and room atomizers to achieve the desired effect. Here are some examples of aromatherapy that you can use daily.
The color violet can do wonders for your skin. Use a violet toned essential oil such as lavender to remove any blemishes on the skin. Mix 12 drops of lavender oil with 100ml of water and apply to affected areas. Watch as your skin clears out within weeks of usage. Do not use if you are pregnant.
Using yellow toned essential oils such as lemon and evening primrose can reduce acne spots. Mix six drops of evening primrose oil with two drops of lemon and a drop of lavender essential oils and apply directly to the affected area. This can also be used as a spot treatment and can be applied morning and night. Avoid the sun for 72 hours once you have applied this essential oil mix to your skin and it also cannot be used if you are pregnant.
Use sage oil to enhance your memory and sharpen your mind. Sage oil can be used by the elderly who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and short-term memory loss. Sage oil helps the brain remember certain memories and boosts the capacity of the mind for remembering details.
Jasmine, neroli, ylang ylang, peppermint and chamomile essential oils can help in regulating your sleep patterns. Those who suffer from irregular sleep patterns can greatly benefit from these oils and are a wonderful alternative to taking sleeping pills. Not getting enough sleep can make you irritable and unproductive. It can also affect your everyday activities such as driving and concentrating on the tasks on hand. Rub a few drops of these essential oils to your hand and inhale for ten seconds.
Rosemary, chamomile, juniper, and lavender are effective pain relievers. Essential oils can also be used to reduce pain in the body and get your performance level back to normal. Mix three to five drops of your essential oil of choice to a container with 100ml coconut oil and rub on affected areas. Make sure that you dilute these oils with carrier oil in as some oils can be too harsh on the skin if applied directly. These oils can also be mixed in your room atomizer to infuse the smell in your bedroom.