Aromatherapy and its benefits
We all are familiar the relaxing effects of lighting a scented candle. The flick of the match, the wick catching a flame and the glorious aroma that fills the room. With the not-so-recent pandemic, we have found ourselves spending so much time at home and it’s the perfect time to take our wellness rituals to the next level.
Welcome to the world of aromatherapy and essential oils. From burning oils to gazing at the gentle mist escaping from your diffuser. You can learn more about aromatherapy and the newest range of EKAM’s aroma therapy oils.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a term used for the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants, flowers, herbs or trees. Essential oils are commonly used to improve both physical and emotional health and therefore isn’t just about the fragrance but the effects aromatherapy can have on our physical and mental state.
How can people use aromatherapy in their daily lives and at home?
Aromatherapy is most often enjoyed via inhalation, so the oils evaporate into the air through candles, diffusers, electronic diffusers and oil warmers. Essential oils can also be absorbed via the skin through oils and lotions and in bath oils and foams. Using essential oils in the home not only allows a beautiful scent to fill your living spaces, but they provide the therapeutic benefits too, in turn boosting your overall wellbeing!
How does aromatherapy work?
Aromatherapy works through our sense of smell,”. Here is a more scientific explanation of aromatherapy and how it works from a wellness expert, “She explains that whenever we smell something, we catch it in the cilia in our nose before it transfers into the nervous and limbic system. The limbic system is under the cerebrum and controls memories, the hypothalamus, the nervous system and pituitary glands. And as it turns out, different scents do have the power to boost your physiological functions. “For example, the smell of garlic and lavender helps the thyroid gland to strengthen the immune system, while the adrenal gland and our hormones are helped by orange blossom,”
Aromatherapy doesn’t work on the skin as a separate organ, but as an outward result of how you think and eat. “For example, if you are prone to breakouts, use citrus and juniper oils because they won’t just help your skin, they will also improve your digestion and calm your mind. If you have very dry skin, orange blossom and sandalwood oils are ideal for you, as they help the adrenal glands, which could cause dry skin when weakened,” she explains. Plus, essential oils are a better alternative to fragrances,
deodorants or in-room air fresheners as well, since aerosols are known to produce pollutants. “The ions aren’t polluting as compared to perfumes and mists,” she says.
These days, who couldn’t use a helping hand in the form of aromatherapy, the holistic healing treatment long-lauded for its mind-body benefits? Enter the best essential oil diffusers, ceramic oil warmers and 100% natural Chakra oils to balance your senses and bring a sense of calm, healing and tranquility.
This is one wellness tool more than worthy of a spot in your home, thanks to forward-thinking design that marries form and function.
Have a look at our Chakra oils and their benefits here.
There are 7 main chakras that are positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, color, and governs specific functions. To achieve balance in all areas of your life, your chakras need to be balanced, in alignment and spinning just right. EKAM’s range of natural Chakra aromatherapy oils can help you achieve that balance.
This essential oil with notes of vetiver, myrrh, frankincense serrata, grapefruit, and pine gives the gift of enjoying being alone with yourself in a content, relaxed state, giving rise to having a large energy store so you can get things done. It can be very supportive in helping you reach your goals, from clarification of what you desire to having the drive to do what is needed to reach your goal. This essential oil also helps you overcome fatigue and feeling down.
This essential oil with fragrance notes of sandalwood, clary sage, cardamom, cinnamon, and jasmine brings the energy of pure love and lightness of being, driving away sorrows and bringing a peaceful, stable calm. This oil is simply a must for healing trauma from abuse or anytime you are in an emotional crisis or suffering from sadness. It helps to foster hope and leads you from fear. Neroli also opens you to love within yourself and the freedom of allowing love to flow freely.
This oil with extracts from cedarwood, grapefruit, sweet marjoram, black pepper, and ginger root releases you from old wounds, letting you move forward without the baggage of the past, bringing the ability to experience your emotions in real time versus playing out echoes from the past. This oil allows you to move forward. You will feel replenished and new, which allows you to bring growth and inner peace to your future relationships.
A wonderful oil with extracts of geranium, copaiba, lime, spearmint, and rose that encourages free-flowing emotions, the ability to harmonize what you are feeling with your thoughts, and the capacity to express your emotions. This oil offers strong energetic bubble of protection and can help you maintain a clean and enclosed aura. Use this chakra scent for releasing constricted feelings stored in the chest, internalized grief, melancholy, and repressed emotions.
A fantastic essential oil with fragrance notes of peppermint, cypress, roman chamomile, rosemary, and blue tansy that will help encourage you to share your gifts with the world. This chakra balancing oil heals feelings of being overly delicate, withdrawn, or fearful and brings spiritual growth by helping you integrate your experiences, which brings an expanded awareness and perspective. This oil will help you communicate more effectively.
A grounding essential oil with extracts of ylang-ylang, lavender, clary sage, pine, and frankincense serrata that is highly effective when meditating. This aroma oil blend brings an inner awareness and a sense of ease engaging with higher consciousness, which is helpful for insights into blockages on your spiritual path, whether internal or external, and allows a gentle processing at your deepest levels.
With extracts of rosewood, frankincense, sandalwood, and lemon it is a great essential oil blend to use for energetic cord cutting and detaching. Useful in enhancing your perception of the truth inside any situation. It allows you to release any illusion that you may have confused with reality.