The 2016/2017 winter season came in like a lamb, but as February rolls in, it is beginning to show its “lion” side. Although drinking hot chocolate, spending needed snow days with the family and watching the kids build a snowman are all wonderful perks of a winter wonderland, winter does bring in a whole host of problems other than dangerous roads and missing gloves. Namely, cold and flu. And while those ailments can be brought on at any time of year, they are more prevalent in the winter as the cold weather suppresses the immune system. And for children, the odds of catching a cold or the flu are significantly higher due to their weaker immune systems, and because of the greater social exposure in schools.
Essential oils can help....
The use of essential oils for all purposes, from pain relief to bathing to household cleaning, has been on the rise as of late due to growing interest in moving toward more natural products and healing methods. Traditionally, the use of essential oils has been seen as a "feminine" trend, since products such as bubble bath and moisturizers, typically feminine products, contain essential oils. However, essential oils are not solely feminine and in fact, can make even the most masculine of men feel even manlier. Before you laugh and dismiss this as a "yeah, right," think about the "manly" things you do each day: exercise, eat and look good for the ladies. Well, essential oils will help tremendously in each of these areas. Here's how:
Good riddance 2016; hello 2017. Most people are more than happy, for different reasons, to see the start of a new year. A popular reason is the same it is every year: it is a chance for a fresh start. It is a time when people make resolutions to sleep more, eat well, exercise often or make time for themselves. In day-to-day American life, it is nearly impossible to stick to a resolution 24/7. Cooking low calorie meals for the family every single day is nearly impossible when one kid has dance practice, the other kid has a football game and the dog needs to go to the vet. However, there is a New Year's Resolution that is possible to stick to every day: replace your current beauty and household products with essential oils.
Shopping to do? Cookies to bake? Family to entertain? High credit card bills to pay? All the while you are still going to work; taking care of your kids; and trying to breathe? Aren't the holidays a treat! Well, of course they are; there is no better time for family and friends. But that does not mean that it is all candy canes and gumdrops. The stress does build up during the holiday season as the laundry list of things to accomplish is incredibly daunting. But do not worry, there are incredibly simple ways to remove that stress from your life and soak in all of the wonders of the holidays.
The end of summer is a double edge sword; you swap in your bathing suits and Piña Colada for sweaters and pumpkin spice. In some, that invokes a much-welcomed change of temperature and pace. For others, not so much. But there is one common change that everyone feels, regardless of your love or hate for cooler weather - that earlier sunset.
Even if you love the autumn, it is hard to not feel a little bogged down every evening when you leave work and it is pitch black already. Those shorter, darker days may invoke feelings of anxiety or depression in even the happiest of people. There is no need to feel down though! Essential oils are a natural remedy to combat those dark day blues. Essential oils have been tested, and proven, to elevate mood. Aromafloria has just what you need to brighten those end-of-summer, blues.
Bubble baths are not just for women…. Despite this, a majority of adult men do not take baths, let alone bubble baths. Men are quick to jump in the shower, jumping out only a few minutes later: a necessary hold-up the rest of their morning and/or evening routine.
However, for men who have dismissed the idea until now, it is time to reevaluate. Aging? Your boss have you at wits end? Still suffering from a sports injury you suffered in high school? Not only are bubble baths quality alone time, but they significantly reduce stress and pain.
It’s no secret- aromatherapy really does work. Anyone who has ever felt the comfort that comes from the scent of home baking, or has relaxed in a soothing bubble bath, will know just how much of an effect smell can have over our mind set and emotions. To show you just how effective it can be, we’ve put together this list of our top five benefits of aromatherapy products. Give them a try today, and you’ll be feeling the benefits in no time at all!
Coloring, blow drying, straightening, curling--we put our hair through a lot. However, these processes can impact our hair and scalp in a negative way. Weather conditions, hair products, hormones, and your overall health can have a significant impact on its texture, appearance and growth. Oil treatments provide a number of benefits to deal with different hair care and styling issues. A definite must to add you your aromatherapy bath product routine.
Many people today are tormented by headaches or migraine attacks. These hit us when we least expect them and they can make the simplest task a huge and painful challenge. Not only are migraines painful but they make you prone to other symptoms like nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. These painful and highly discomforting headaches can last for hours, or even days at a time. Essential oil can potentially provide a simple yet highly effective way to ease migraines.
Aromatherapy products have been widely used around the world and have proven to be a natural treatment that brings relief to a number of physical illnesses like headaches and migraines. Most people trust aromatherapy because of the natural properties that bring forth beneficial results. It is largely used as an alternative medicine that can give relief from pain, enhance mood and increase cognitive function. .
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal, health purposes, cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy products, household cleaning products, insect repellents, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.
The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels.
We all know about the everyday power of scent: how a particular perfume reminds you of your grandmother, or when the smell of your favorite restaurant brings you back to your first date there. But did you know that some scents can actually improve your health? Essential oils can also help you relax or sleep, or improve your skin or digestion — their benefits go well beyond a pleasant smell.