How do you feel when your room is lemon scented? The lemon scent has been known to bring a positive vibe to a sad mind. What about pine aroma? Big chances are, you will feel relaxed and therapeutic.
Believe it or not, fragrance has a role in keeping our health, and so our appearance. Whether you put a fresh flower, using a room freshener spray, or hanging a bag filled with a fragrance scent, in one of the corners in your house, you have taken one little step to improve your life. It might seem to affect only your feeling, but many health benefits start from from there. And bear in mind that to health from the inside profoundly affects the appearance on the outside.
How can a trivial thing such as aromatherapy make us healthier?
It is relaxing
As many people have already known, aromatherapy has a relaxing effect. It releases stress and anxiety and soothes our mind. There is a strong correlation between depression and anxiety with poor physical health.
Depression leads to obesity and addiction. Alcoholism and tobacco addiction have been known to be the prevalent traits of people suffering from psychological problems. And once you are an alcoholic or a heavy smoker, you will age faster than normal people.
Alzheimer and dementia are two of the scariest illnesses you can think of because you will gradually lose your memory and the ability to form a short-term memory. Imagine you cannot recognize your own house or the faces of your relatives. You might not feel sad because you have no memory whatsoever of the people you love. It would be them who will feel the grief for losing you.
Having a relative who has Alzheimer feels worse than losing one. You know that the person still lives, but he/she has lost all the memories. With aromatherapy, your risk to contract Alzheimer can be reduced. Studies show that the use of fragrance scent can boost memory and help people in remembering the pasts.
Besides, appearing attractive also starts from the mind. People with good memory are more confident with themselves, which make them live a better quality life than the others.
When you are ill, aromatherapy can speed up the healing process. As if you go under that oxygen therapy, aromatherapy treatment increases the healing rate in your body. It acts as the stimulant which will make your body relaxed and accelerate the oxygen flow in your blood.
Even if you are not sick, aromatherapy can put your body into a better relaxed-state, which will increase the body’s regeneration ability. It is a very vital process that will keep your skin young and your body rejuvenated.
It reduces pain
A particular scent of aromatherapy can help you in relieving pain. When you get a headache or a migraine, try to use aromatherapy instead of using analgesics. Too much of the pills will make your body depending on them to function normally. Aromatherapy scents, on the other hand, does not cause the same harm. You can use peppermint, chamomile, or eucalyptus for the purpose.
Insomnia can strike everyone, particularly those who live in big cities. The light and the noise are just unbearable, and they make the night and the day appear almost the same.
When you are unable to schedule your sleep, your body will receive the bad impacts. A study about sleep shows that inadequate sleep causes loss of energy and focus. It is contrary to popular belief that doing extra works until late night means a productivity increase. In reality, you will be more vulnerable to committing errors and sloppy jobs. And in the long term, irregular sleep patterns can result in organ failures.
Aromatherapy can help people with sleeping difficulty. The scent can relax the mind and bring you into a deeper state of sleep.