How to reduce stress or appetite with scents?

Aromatherapy has been known since ancient times. It became extremely popular nowadays. Scents can improve your mood, help to relax after stressful day and even help to lose weight. You can have aromatherapy at home and it does not require much.

Essential oils can be added to the bath or used for massages. You can make inhalations by adding one or two drops of essential oils to the bowl of hot water and breathing the steam it creates. Such inhalations are great when you get cold. However, do not do it for more than 5 minutes.

The easiest way to enjoy aromatherapy is to mix some essential oil with a bit of water, pour it to ceramic bowl with a stand and light a small candle underneath. You will soon feel amazing smell all over your house.

Properties of some essential oils

Eucalyptus oil helps to overcome colds, improves blood circulation, cures skin infections, reduces swelling and muscle pain.

Lavender oil relieves stress, depression, helps to overcome insomnia, and relieve inflammation of the skin, helps to heal wounds, prevents nausea and eliminates fatigue.

Peppermint oil improves mood, relieves cough, headache, sore throat, cures infections, inhibits intestinal spasms and suppresses hunger.

Rosemary oil improves memory, blood circulation, inhibits muscle pains, tones the skin, cures infections, and helps to regulate bowel activity.

Geranium oil helps overcome tension and fear, tones and cleanses the skin, cures throat infections, improves liver function, eliminates excess fluids.

Jasmine oil has sedative properties, scatters depression, apathy, and reinforces self-confidence. It has positive effect on endocrine system, improves blood circulation, suppresses seizures, helps patients with respiratory diseases, and tones the skin.

Orange oil soothes and helps to overcome depression, nervous tension, relieves spasms, reduces blood pressure and appetite.

Rose oil calms and stabilizes nervous system, softens and tones the skin, prevents nausea, headaches, relieves cramping.

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