Aromatherapy is the form alternate to medicines which uses plant materials in getting essential oils and other aromatic substances which helps in relaxing the mind and body of a human being. A lot of aromatic oils are available in the market which on usage can induce relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety caused due to the day to day life’s hassles.
Some Of The Best Aromatic Oils Which Help In Relaxation Are
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils found and is also known as the “Swiss army knife” of the essential oils due to its usefulness in reducing an array of ailments. This essential oil is extracted from the lavender flowers and is essential as a relaxant, and also is effective in relieving stress, anxiety and in short-term memory enhancement as well. This oil can be used by putting a few drops on the palm and by inhaling the aroma. This oil is also found effective as an antiseptic, and also in pain, nausea and loss of appetite as well.
Rose (Rosa damascene)
Another essential oil which is known to promote relaxation is the rose oil. This oil is regarded to have the highest frequency amongst the other essential oils found and is quite expensive due to the fact that one ounce of this oil is made up of about 60,000 roses! This oil is also helpful in reducing blood pressure and breathing rate as well. This oil can be used by adding a few drops with the bath water.
Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
Chamomile is divided into two types, namely the Roman version and the German type. Though both the kinds have anxiety reducing qualities, but German Chamomile has great effects on skin whereas the Roman Chamomile, we are discussing here is mostly used in the relaxation purposes. This oil can be harsh on the skin and so is advised to be used with any other vegetable oil or can be used in the bathwater as well.
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium)
Bergamot is known to help in relaxing the senses and helps in emotional imbalances as well. This oil is extracted from the skin of citrus fruits and thus has a unique citric aroma in them. This oil is also great for the skin too. This oil can be best put into effects when diffused in the air.
Ylang ylang (Cananga Odourata)
The Ylang ylang oil is extracted from the flower of the Cananga tree found in the tropical regions in Asia. This oil can be really effective against relieving stress and promote relaxation in the body. Usually referred to as the “poor man’s jasmine”, this oil is potent but not to the level of jasmine oil and is usually used with other aromatic oils to serve the purpose.
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Sandalwood oil is extracted from the heartwood of the evergreen Sandalwood tree. This oil has a woody and musk like fragrances which helps in relaxation of the mind and the body which is why it is used in prayers too.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
Jasmine oil is known to have a great aroma which helps in increasing optimism and elevates the mood of a person which induces relaxation as well. This essential oil extracted from the jasmine flowers and thus is pretty expensive and can also be used to relieve headaches and insomnia too.