4 Surprising Ailments Aromatherapy Can Help Manage

Hey, Annie here. Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses plant extracts to promote health.

Sound familiar? At this point, you've probably heard all about aromatherapy, as it's rising in popularity. You've also probably heard about many of the common ailments that aromatherapy treats: anxiety, sleeplessness, and tension related issues, such as headaches.

You may be wondering, "What are some not-so-common issues that aromatherapy can help with?" Well, I'm here to answer that question for you! 

Digestion 


You may not have heard much about aromatherapy and digestion, but there are many people reporting that aromatherapy helps their digestive tract.

Smelling citrus scents, such as lemon, or sandalwood, and agarwood have been known to release toxic build up in the digestive tract. When someone is under a lot of stress, they may inadvertently tense their abdominal muscles, which can slow the digestive system.

While inhaling certain relaxing scents, the body is able to let go of stress and tension, which improves all aspects of heath, including gastrointestinal health. It helps to drink lots of water. Also, consider massaging certain pressure points to help aid digestion more fully. 

Concentration and Creativity


If monks use incense to go deeper in their meditations, why can't we use it to help achieve greater concentration, creativity, and productivity? Well, it turns out that many people do use aromatherapy for these exact purposes!

Burning incense creates a heightened sense of awareness. Perhaps this is because the smoke causes the body and mind to be more at ease. You may experience less distracting thoughts, as the atmosphere is conducive to focusing inward.

You may notice you're more reflective and in tune with your internal thoughts and feelings. The next time you want to make some art or devote your attention to a personal project, light some incense! 

Libido 


Maybe we don't talk about our libidos because being open about sex and sexuality is not exactly easy! It's not as taboo as it was during the days that Sigmund Freud was the most popular psychoanalyst, but it's still not the first thing on the list these days.

Well, let's talk about it now! Aromatherapy can help improve your libido. Certain scents are aphrodisiacs, known to improve pleasure, performance, and desire. Try out some lavender, sandalwood, or lemon incense if you're wanting to improve your date night.

The next time you wan to get hot and heavy with your partner, light some incense before you get intimate. It may do wonders for your relationship! 

Nausea 


Next time you feel like you may need to vomit, try aromatherapy. Certain scents have been known to help calm a nauseous stomach.

Lavender is a scent that is notorious for its ability to calm the mind and body. It's one of those scents that you want to smell before bed to put you in a state of deep relaxation. When you're feeling anxious, lavender may help you to decompress. For the same reason, it can also help with nausea and an upset stomach.

The properties of this calming herb will help fight nausea, release tension, and put your mind and body at ease. If you or a loved one is feeling sick, try burning a lavender incense cone. I hope it offers you some relief! 

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Aromatherapy can work wonders on even the most unlikely ailments- such as nausea, digestion, creativity, and libido.

When you practice self care you're being the best person that you can be for yourself and others. Engaging in wellness rituals such as aromatherapy will affect those who love you.

Everyone wants to see you be the best version of yourself! Thank you for reading my blog post. Stay safe and healthy! 

Annie Foley
Author
Incense Falls 

P.S. If you're looking to relieve pain , relax,  or you're simply wanting to get lost in the mesmerizing effects of the billowing smoke, check out Incense Falls

 

 

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