Aromatherapy and best ways to use essential oils


Hi dear friend:

If you are reading this article, you are probably considering the benefits of aromatherapy and the best ways to use essential oils for your wellbeing.

Officially, aromatherapy was used or widely spread in the 11th century thanks to the discovery of steam distillation. In the 17th and 18th physicians such as Hippocrates, Crito and Galen used scents for healing. Aromatherapy has a holistic approach as a method for healing based on the physical and mental needs of the person.

The most primal sense is our smell sense, affecting emotions, moods, behaviors, and thoughts. Smells as opposed to other sensations reach regions of the brain such as the ones that control emotions and memory, before making it to the thalamus. Hence the power of scents in our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

For me, aromatherapy has been of help in different ways. I have used incense or essential oils to help me focus when studying, to relax during meditation or for insomnia. This practice is used together with other methods in order to help heal in a more natural way.

What is Aromatherapy

It is the practice used in alternative medicine that is based on the use of essential oils. This are extracted from flowers, stems, leaves, roots, barks and other plant parts that have as main aim to help improve a person´s psychological and physical wellbeing.

What are the benefits of aromatherapy? 

The benefits come from the inhalation of the aroma of the essential oils, that stimulates brain function. The part connected to smell, once the signal is sent chemicals are released causing a person to get the effect associated to each aroma.

Essential oils are used widely and in many countries are used as antivirals, antifungals, antiseptics, and antifungals.

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Application of aromatherapy

Diffusion – The aim here is to disinfect a room or give a special effect on people inside of it once oils evaporate.
Inhale – Breathe directly from the evaporating oils to help with respiratory congestion, to relax, to boost mood, among other benefits.
Topical applications – The essential oil is used or applied directly onto the skin, for massages, and skincare. Most common places include bottoms of feet, pulse points, temples, and chest.

In this case, it is important to know that essential oils should be diluted with what is known as a carrier substance(water or vegetable or nut) in a 3 to 5% concentration.

Baths –  Implement aromatherapy and get the benefits while you take a bath. Simply add 5 drops of essential oil in 1-ounce carrier oil, then mix well in the tub prior to getting in the water.

How to choose an application method

You will have to choose the essential oil mainly based on the desired effect or condition to be treated. Some essential oils may not be used directly in the skin as they can cause irritation. In case you want to use it for a change in the mood the best options are inhalation and topical application. Baths would allow a combination of both, topical application and inhalation.


Uses of aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be used as a mood enhancer, for anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, body aches, pain relief, circulation problems, menstrual problems, digestive problems.


Lavender, stress away, peace and calming, peppermint, ylang, ylang


 Lavender, Joy, ylang, ylang

Memory and focus

Peppermint, cinnamon, sage

Sadness or depressed mood 

Peppermint, lavender, chamomile, lemon, Peace and Calming

My experience with aromatherapy

As a holistic life coach, I find aromatherapy a practice that has many benefits to body and mind. In addition, it has great effects by itself and can be perfectly combined with other alternative treatments. I want you to be careful about using essential oils that are not pure, or organic, many are marked as pure and are mixed with synthetic compounds, so I want to suggest you are very careful about the essential oils you use. I recommend using 100% pure essential oils of therapeutic grade, I personally use the brand Young Living.

If you live in NorwayFloridaEcuador, or any other place in the world I invite you to join our beautiful community, get support and quality, pure essential oils to improve your health and wellness and the world’s, send me an email to:   –  Young Living Essential Oils – #14459053

The first aromas I have used include:

Lavender and Ylang ylang: I have used this essential oil in order to relax, start calming down and to sleep better
Chamomille: To help soothe menstrual cramps as an aerial diffusion and massaging the area in pain.
Lemon oil: I have used this to help me face periods of frustration that manifested in anger or mood changes.

In sum,  aromatherapy has helped me the past 15 years when I´d needed an extra mood boost or aid to face some life situations.


Important to be careful when using aromatherapy if you have an allergy, suffer from asthma, suffer from hay fever, have skin conditions, suffer from epilepsy, suffer from high blood pressure, have deep vein thrombosis, are breastfeeding or pregnant.   This article is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. Talk to your doctor.

Best to store or keep your essential oils away from moisture and sunlight. Remember to make sure your essential oils are 100% pure and have therapeutic grade.


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Furthermore, if you feel that it is time to release emotional patterns so that you can reprogram your subconscious mind and stop repeating behaviors that don’t work for you with the use of essential oils, contact me for a session and to join our beautiful community and get quality pure essential oils by Young Living.  

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