For many years, aromatherapy has been touted as one of the most effective therapies for physical conditions. However, this therapy can also be used to deal with mental problems. Aromatherapy scents are produced by oils extracted from certain plants. These scents can permeate the mind and body to relieve tensions, stresses and pain in the body.
It is important to note that aromatherapy scents are not usually used as the sole treatment for physical or mental problems. They are normally used to complement conventional treatments prescribed by medical practitioners.
Some of the most common aromatherapy scents include orange and cinnamon. These scents are known to boost energy levels and moods, and that is why people often feel livelier or more energetic after eating a citrus-based product or chewing a piece of cinnamon gum. When these scents are used in aromatherapy, the effect is much greater than the one-minute boost offered by cinnamon gums.
Jasmine and bergamot are aromatherapy scents that are known to lift a gloomy mood. Their effectiveness can be attributed to their ability to suppress anxious feelings that are known to control thoughts and brain function. When anxiety is left unchecked, depression may occur.
Aromatherapy scents can alleviate symptoms of depression and relax the body; leading to a calming effect on the body. Some scented oils can be combined to create a more potent aromatherapy product that can help patients to become more optimistic in life by getting rid of irritable feelings that bog them down.
Ylang Ylang and chamomile are two aromatherapy scents that are commonly used for stress-relief. They are perfect remedies for people who work in chaotic or stressful environments.
There are also aromatherapy scents that boost productivity. They include Nutmeg and Neroli scents; they are also used for stress relief.
People who have insomnia can use Petitgrain, Lavender and Chamomile scents. Lack of sleep can cause serious health problems due to extreme irritability. These scented oils are effective because they have sedating properties, which are known to induce deep sleep.
Keeping track of the effects these scents have on your mood and overall health is important. You can use scents that work for you in your car, house and office to get rid of anxiety, stress, irritability, insomnia and bad moods.