Aromatherapy and how it can help me – Kira the Cat

Aromatherapy and how it can help me

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
Aromatherapy is thought of as both an art and a science. Recently, aromatherapy has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine.
Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption using products such as these:
  • diffusers
  • therapeutics sprays
  • aromatic spritzers
  • inhalers
  • bathing salts
  • body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application
  • facial steamers
  • hot and cold compresses
  • clay masks

Each essential oil has an array of unique healing properties, uses, and effects. Combining essential oils to create a synergistic blend creates even more benefits.


Aromatherapy has an array of benefits. It’s said to:
  • improve sleep quality
  • reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
  • soothe sore joints
  • treat headaches and migraines
  • fight bacteria, virus, or fungus
  • improve digestion
  • boost immunity

According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the most popular essential oils are:

clary sage | cypress |eucalyptus | fennel | geranium | ginger | helichrysum | lavender | lemon | lemongrass | mandarin | neroli | patchouli | peppermint | Roman chamomile | rose | rosemary | tea tree | vetiver | ylang ylang

You can use essential oils in any number of ways. For example, add them to body lotions or carrier oils, and then apply them topically. Try enhancing a facial toner, shampoo, or conditioner with essential oils. Or incorporate them into liquid soap, toothpaste, or mouthwash. You can also diffuse or spritz the oils throughout a room or pour them into a bath.

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