Aromatherapy and Essential Oils: Helpful or Hype?

Do You Use Aromatherapy and Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used to improve moods of babies and children. They can be applied topically through the skin in lotions, through inhalation, or be used in a bath. While using aromatherapy and essential oils is generally safe to use small amounts in diffusers, candles, and lotions, there is a chance of allergic reactions.

Lavender:
Lavender aromatherapy has been shown to reduce crying in infants and promote sleep in infants and adults and can be used for burns.

Menthol and Eucalyptus:
Menthol is commonly used as a decongestant in ointments and inhalants.

Chamomile:
Chamomile tea is used for calming the nerves, but can also treat various skin issues (such as sunburn or eczema), the respiratory system (including asthma) and sprains and strains

Peppermint:
Peppermint tea helps relieve an upset stomach ad improve digestion. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, applying a small amount of peppermint oil to the temples and forehead can help reduce tension headaches. To use peppermint oil for headaches, first mix one part of the peppermint oil to 9 parts of ethanol or unflavored alcohol. Swab the mixture on the forehead and allow it to evaporate. Discontinue using the oil immediately if you develop any redness or pain.

Mint:
Mint is often used to help nausea and vomiting.

Lemon:
Lemon oil may possess anti-depressant-type effects. Lemon also makes a great natural cleaner and aids digestion.

Rosemary:
Rosemary is used to repel lice. It is also known to de-stress by reducing cortisol levels improving mood and boosts performance. Rosemary tea is useful in aiding headaches, coughs and flu symptoms.

Ginger:
Ginger tea clears out sinuses and sore throats and works well for muscle cramps and back pain.

You Can Purchase Some or the Items Listed by Clicking Photos Above or Links Below:

Hipp Instant Camomile Tea for Babies (200g/7.1oz)


 

Tummydrops peppermint (bag of 30 individually wrapped drops)

 

 

Lemon Essential Oil. 30 ml (1 oz). 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.


Yogi Ginger Tea, 16 Tea Bags (Pack of 6)

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