Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine used the world over to enhance psychological and physical health. The practice of aromatherapy uses the natural oils taken from flowers, bark, stems, leaves and roots; these oils create what are known as essential oils.
The uses of aromatherapy in everyday life are endless; they include applications for anxiety and depression reduction, enhancement of energy and memory, skin care, digestive care, relaxation, hair loss prevention and even in the treatment and eradication of head lice.
Aromatherapy can be performed by either a trained practitioner; or anyone at all interested in giving the healing art a try. By picking up a few essential oils with the therapeutic properties you are seeking, such as Lavender Oil for relaxation or Tea Tree Oil for anti-viral uses, and a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond Oil, you’re ready to go.
Now Foods Peppermint Oil is an aromatic herb that is known for its versatile uses. It is extracted from peppermint plants which carry the main constituent of menthol. This substance is responsible for the minty aroma of peppermint oil. The invigorating oil consists of vitamin A and C, omega-3 fatty acids and minerals including potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium and copper.
The most common way to use Now Foods Eucalyptus Oil is as aromatherapy. This oil helps with concentration, alertness and keeping us awake when needed (say goodbye to that coffee!). Eucalyptus oil can also give the immune system a boost by regenerating white blood cells in the body. Another benefit of eucalyptus oil is that it can be used as mouthwash; but don’t use too much—it can actually be toxic in large doses. You can also use eucalyptus oil as insect repellants and it can improve skin problems such as eczema.
The sweet and refreshing aroma of Now Foods Lavender Oil will have you constantly coming back for more. It is the most versatile of all essential oils and no home should be without it. The aroma is not too strong, but strong enough so you can smell it even when you aren’t directly near it. Whether you need to relax or wind down or need a boost of energy, lavender oil can help you maintain your health.