Benefits of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Aging

Essential oils & Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the practice of using oils from plant extracts for medicinal, relaxation, and aromatic purposes. These oils are called essential oils, which are used and combined with other ingredients to produce perfumes, lotions, and other beauty, skincare, and hair care products. In fact, all the products with your favourite plant scent such as Rose, Lavender, Chamomile, etc. are results of the practice of aromatherapy.

Essential oils can be very helpful in ageing. They can bring relief or improve one’s mood. One of the primary benefits is the improvement of a person’s psychological and mental state. Another benefit is the improvement in common ailments such as indigestion and skin problems.

Here are some more benefits tips for ageing :
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin ageing
  • Enhance energy levels
  • Easing anxiety and stress
  • Lighting the mood
  • Treat constipation
  • Helps with loss of appetite
  • Improve sleeping difficulties
  • Loosen stiff joints
  • Boost memory
  • Enhance digestion
  • Can bring relief from certain discomforts and health issues such as arthritis and circulation
  • Helps with respiratory problems
  • Can improve the immune system which is a big plus in fighting off diseases and illnesses

The use of essential oils for aromatherapy can be easy. All you need is to gather the right resources to increase your knowledge of different types of essential oils and their benefits. The best way to learn about aromatherapy is to read books and articles about the topic. This way, you are being given an objective view about oils and some of the products that you’ll be interested in using.

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Aromatherapy, essential oils
Use of essential oils:
  • Inhalation (via diffusers, humidifiers, dry evaporation, and steam)
  • Direct application on skin ALWAYS DILUTED with carriers oil (The most common carrier oils: Olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Coconut oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil etc.)
  • Sprays
  • Bath
  • Compresses

Essential oils are often used in bath and body products. Aside from candles, aromatherapy baths and body products are popular especially for women. Made from the finest natural ingredients found in various plants, these products are known to soothe not only the senses but also to heal minor skin disorders.

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Aromatherapy bath products come in bath wash, gels, soaps, all-natural hair & body shampoo, foam hand soap, and bath salts. Aromatherapy skin products include facial creams, hand and body lotion, hand creams, foot creams, and scrubs.

As people get older, the skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic, this process causes wrinkles. Essential oils can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The best essentials oils for skin aging:
  • Lemon oil
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Rosemary oil
  • Clary sage oil
  • Pomegranate oil
  • Carrott seed oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Ylang-ylang

To revive the youthful properties of your skin you can try a simple rejuvenating aromatherapy recipe. All you have to do is combine 2 drops each of frankincense and myrrh oil with 2 ounces of jojoba or almond oil.

Here are a few aromatherapy tips on how to deal with the most common health issues that you can find useful for ageing:
  • Essential oils for sleep: Lavender, Chamomile, Ylang-ylang, Sweet Marjoram, Frankincense, Cedarwood
  • Essential oils for headache: Rosemary, Peppermint, Chamomile, Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Eucalyptus
  • Essential oils for memory: Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint
  • Calming essentials oils: Patchouli, Neroli, Spearmint, Lavender, Rose, Ylang-ylang, Lemon, Melissa, Chamomile
  • Invigorating essential oils: Peppermint, Spearmint, Basil, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Geranium, Cassia, Vanilla
  • Relaxing essential oils (for relieving stress): Lavender, Chamomile, Patchouli, Geranium, Rose, Jasmine
  • Essential oils for anxiety: Bergamot, Geranium, Cedarwood, Mandarin, Lavender
  • Antiviral essential oils: Lemon, Pine, Frankincense
  • Antimicrobial/Antibacterial essential oils: Peppermint, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lemongrass
  • Essential oils for pain: Black cumin, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Chamomile, Ginger, Rosemary
  • Essential oils for cold: Chamomile, Tea tree, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil
  • Essential oils for stimulating appetite: Peppermint, Spearmint, Tangerine, Ginger

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A little bit of history

The use of essential oils is a practice that has been going on for centuries. It all started in Greece, Egypt, and China. They invented the crude way of distilling. The process of distillation was then used to extract the oils from the plants. Egyptians first used plant extracts for cosmetic and aromatic purposes.

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