With so many medications and chemicals out there, it can feel a little overwhelming. However, there are several natural ways to achieve good health without having to hurt your wallet or make you go out of your way for it. From the relaxing exercise of yoga to meditation, you can improve your mood and reduce aches and pains without having to take anything. One of the best natural practices you should keep in mind is aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is a practice that takes advantage of the natural oils that can be extracted from flowers, roots, leaves, and other parts of plants. This therapy is used to benefit the physical and mental health of its users and has existed for hundreds of years. These oils can be rubbed directly into the skin, mixed with bath water, or used in products like incense and candles.
In a piece written by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for The Post And Courier which can be found here, speaks on the various ways aromatherapy can benefit someone's physical and mental health. Mehmet Oz, M.D. is the host of "The Dr. Oz Show", and Mike Roizen is the Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Though they admit that aromatherapy is not a cure all and can not replace the importance of medication for some, they provide research evidence of how valuable the practice of aromatherapy can be.
Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen aren't the only ones talking about the many benefits of aromatherapy. In an article written by Cary Caster, L.M.T. for Massage Magazine, which can be read here, she tells how using aromatherapy has greatly helped her clients get the relaxation they need. Cary Caster is a botanist, certified clinical aromatherapist, and the founder of 21 Drops Essential Oil Therapy. Cary notes that many adults do not get the sleep and relaxation they need and their health worsens as a result. That is why massage therapists, whose job is to help clients get the rest they need, should also put aromatherapy into their work in order to increase the effect.
There are many ways to put aromatherapy into your life from incense to oils. One of the best and easiest ways to do so, is to mix it right into your bath water. With just 2 or 3 drops into your bathwater, you can soak up all the benefits of aromatherapy from the comfort of your bathtub. However, if you feel like you don't have time for an aromatic bath, you can also rub the oil directly into your skin.