Every Christmas you will probably end up with some smelly to put in your bath, and the majority of these will have their ingredients based on Aromatherapy. The aim of these Aromatherapy Bath products is to make your bath time even more enjoyable and relaxing after a hard day at work or to rejuvenate tired muscles after being in the gym or working in the garden.
There is a broad range of aromas that you can choose from to help your body relax in the bath. The long list of off these includes bath bombs, bath oils, bubble baths and scented soaps that will all contain natural ingredients that will help to rejuvenate the mind, body, and skin while in the shower.
Probably the most widely used scents in Aromatherapy Bath products are lavender, lily or rose. Lavender is known to help relieve headaches, insomnia, tension, and stress, while Rose can give a feeling of wellbeing and happiness. Some other ingredients you might find used include foods such as cucumber, melon, peach, or apple if these are all combined with chamomile which is well known to Soothe and relax you could have the perfect aroma to relax in the bath with. Floral oils like jasmine or rose oils, also make perfect bath concoctions. Jasmine can help to revitalize and restore energy.
There are some artificial scents out there that are made for the bathtub as well. However, it is wise to be careful with these substances. Many of these can irritate the skin. Therefore, it is advisable to stick with the ones that contain the most natural ingredients, and ones that contain substances and oils in them that will not harm your body.
On the other hand, there are many benefits of aromatherapy that is entirely unknown to most people. Because of its direct effect on some areas of the brain, the role of aromatherapy has expanded from merely relieving minor stress to addressing more pressing concerns in a person’s life.
Benefits of aromatherapy
Aromatherapy and smoking
Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. The body has nicotine receptors that multiply upon long-term exposure. These receptors make the person want more. This is the reason why chronic smokers find it very hard to quit smoking. In the absence of nicotine, a smoker undergoes anxiety which will make the craving more unbearable. This is where aromatherapy enters. The power of aromatherapy to promote relaxation and relieve anxiety will help the smoker relax each time they experience nicotine cravings. This will aide in the rehabilitation process.
Aromatherapy and labor
Overdue delivery may be dangerous to the mother and most especially to the child inside. For women who are past their due, aromatherapy may be a safe alternative to induce labor. The oils that promote relaxation helps because when the mother is too tensed, standard delivery may not set in. Meanwhile, certain oils stimulate uterine contractions to efficiently and frequently expel the baby.
Aromatherapy and eating disorders
As previously mentioned, aromatherapy works by affecting a particular part of the brain called the limbic system. This area happens to hold the gland which regulates thirst and hunger. Keep in mind that essential oils used in aromatherapy are derived from plant sources. Therefore different individuals will have varied reactions toward these substances. Side effects may be rare, but those who are highly sensitive might need to consult an alternative medicine specialist before subjecting one’s self to aromatherapy.