Have you found yourself intrigued by aromatherapy, but not known where to start? There’s no need to be intimidated by diffusers and essential oils, because beginning to feel some healing or calm from aromatherapy is as easy as breathing in and out.
You don’t really need special equipment or to visit a holistic healing store to take the first step into aromatherapy. Many of the ingredients you need you can get in the average grocery aisle and if you have a crockpot you can start feeling the effects right away.
“Beginning to feel some healing
or calm from aromatherapy is as easy
as breathing in and out.”
Healing Scents are All Around Us
Some aromatherapy ingredients that are easy to procure are things like lemons, oranges, vanilla, or lavender. According to FragranceX, these scents have healing properties that you may not have previously recognized.
The smell of lemon, which can be easily obtained by putting lemons into boiling water, can brighten your mood, orange can help with attention and has even been found to ease PTSD, and vanilla can help you get a good night’s sleep.
Harness the Healing Power of Essential Oils
If you feel some positive effect from these scents and then like the idea of getting into a habit of practicing aromatherapy on a more regular basis, consider looking into essential oils and/or incense and their corresponding effects on the body. Oils can be put into boiling water or used in a diffuser to bring out their healing qualities. Some aromatherapeutics are also edible as teas (warning: some are definitely not).
Did you know that lemongrass can reduce your stress and lavender can lower your heart rate? The infographic below also shows some of the most popular ways to enjoy these aromas.