Feeling the stress of the holidays? You aren’t the only one. Fortunately, there are natural ways to help alleviate any symptoms you might be experiencing (as well as other health issues). Look no further for your aromatherapy oils guide!
What is aromatherapy?
Sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to improve and enhance both your physical and emotional well-being.
But don’t just take our word on that. Aromatherapy has actually been around for thousands of years, though the term wasn’t coined until 1937 when a French perfumer and chemist named René-Maurice Gattefossé wrote about the topic and how essential oils can be used in treating medical conditions.
Pretty cool, right? Even cooler still is how you can improve your life with aromatherapy.
Health benefits of aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can have both long and short-term benefits to those willing to give it a try, by activating areas in your nose called smell receptors. Aromatherapy oils can also activate areas in your brain that create feel-good chemicals that are released to help improve your mood.
Ultimately, aromatherapy can help improve your life in any of the following ways:
- Achieve better sleep
- Ease feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression
- Ease certain types of pain such as that caused by kidney stones or osteoarthritis
- Increase relaxation
- Fight bacteria that may exist on your skin
- Ease side effects caused by cancer treatment, such as nausea or pain
If these are issues you or a loved one experience, we’d love to help make life a little easier for you, in addition to care from your doctor.
How Skinny & Co. can help
If you’re facing a stressful day at work or are preparing to host a holiday party, give yourself an added stress reliever first thing in the morning by making use of the best body butter on the market, available in vanilla blossom, fresh cucumber, patchouli spice, white grapefruit, and sweet lemongrass scents.
When you get home from work or are gearing up for that holiday party, be sure to make use of our aromatherapy candles. After all, they are soy-free, made from 100% coconut oil and all natural beeswax and are free of artificial fragrances, paraffins, parabens, or lead. Light one and notice how your mood improves!
If that’s not enough to help you through the day, you can also make use of our essential oil rollers right before bed, to help alleviate any pain accrued over the course of the day or to help you drift off to sleep.