Easy Aromatherapy treatment at home
The scent of nature is like a soothing medicine. It is a pure fragrance that can help heal mental health and can also maintain physical health as well.
Natural fragrance makes those who inhale feel relaxed, refreshed and can also help relieve anxiety or stress. In general, there are many varieties of natural aromas that can be used for mental health treatments such as sniffing, massage, applying or bathing.
Besides that Nature’s scents are diverse, for example, peppermint, lemongrass, bergamot, or floral scents such as ylang-ylang and jasmine, each of which has its own unique healing properties
Some examples of properties that have been used widely such as:
1. Peppermint or Melissa Officinalis
Peppermint is a cool-smelling plant. When inhaled, it helps to feel refreshed, alert, and active. In addition, peppermint essential oil massage also helps relieve migraine headaches, sinus pain, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea as well.
2. Ylang-Ylang or Cananga Odorara
Ylang-Ylang is a tropical flower with a cool scent. When inhaled, this will help to calm you down and can reduce your nervousness. In addition, the scent of ylang-ylang is also popular in the treatment of insomnia. Which, if inhaled, will help calm the mind and make it easier to fall asleep. Ylang-Ylang scent has properties that can be used for a variety of purposes. Ylang-Ylang not only can be used to treat asthma, but also can help kill germs. Moreover, it can help relieve depression and expel the wind as well.
3. Lemongrass or Cymbopogon Citratus
Lemongrass is a plant which is located in the family of oranges and lemons. Lamongrass’s signature scent is soothing and reduces pain. And it is very popular in the use of lemongrass scent to repel mosquitoes.
As mentioned above, those natural fragrances can adapt as needed; such as planting Lemongrass trees around the house to repel mosquitoes; Planting Ylang-Ylang plants in your backyard for shade and beauty, and you can also pick Ylang-Ylang flowers and place them in your bedroom to help you sleep better; Or planting Peppermint in a small garden corner for in case of emergency like headache, cold, nausea, dizziness, you can crush peppermint and apply peppermint oil to massage in order to reduce illness as well.