Smell Therapy -Will assist most folk. Scientists have proven this to be so..
Relief from Frustrations & Anger
The essential oils used in aromatherapy smell pleasant (mostly), and some, like peppermint, lavender, and rosemary, are familiar, but aromatherapy is much more than sensory stimulation. Aromatherapists claim certain healing effects for the various oils used, and these effects are beginning to be validated by the scientific community. I know first hand they work by the feed back from family, friends and clients over 50 years of blending for them. I seam to hit the nail on the head, more so these days then when I first began my passsion – for healing and organic perfume creating.
The roots of aromatherapy go back centuries, but the methods of extracting the essential oils used are much more recent. Different healing properties are claimed for different oils. Some that show promise for treating symptoms of AD (attention deficit) include:
Clary Sage – Used in aromatherapy applications, Clary Sage Essential Oil has sedative abilities that induce feelings of relaxation, clarity, and calmness while alleviating dizziness, anxiety, and irritability. It is also known to stimulate libido in both men and women
Lavender – Traditionally, lavender is said to be calming and to balance strong emotions. It is also antidepressant and is used in cases of insomnia. Use it in the evening to promote better sleep.
Lemon Balm –Melissa is probably the most studied of the essential oils for its affect on people who have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is very likely one of the most effective, but it is more costly than other oils that we offer.
Patchouli – can be used on its own but is often combined with other essential oils such as lavender. It’s thought to promote calmness and relaxation, though most evidence is anecdotal. A 2020 study assessed the effects of inhaled patchouli oil on emergency room nurses.
Palmarosa – can also be used to support mood during emotional vulnerability. Stress, anxiety, grief, trauma, nervous exhaustion can be nurtured by this subtle, supportive, and balancing oil. It’s also great for hormones, stabilizing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, bloating and hormonal imbalance
Peppermint – Used to both stimulate the mind and calm the nerves. It is said to rectify absent-mindedness. What could be better?
Rosemary – Stimulating and uplifting. Stimulates body and mind. Exposure to rosemary oil improves cognitive performance; this in addition to the improvement in mood.
Bergamot – Mood elevating, calming, and balancing. Relieves stress, anxiety, and mild depression. Refreshes and relieves insomnia.
All citrus oils will turn sorrowful feeling into joyous one if you decide to be more happily alive.
Alzheimers, and Dementia
Olfactory Stimulation – Some of our strongest memories, are our most potent associations, when triggered by odor. A smell that you associate with an event or moment in the past will often transport you to that moment. It can do so much more than just stir a memory. But stir memories it does, and anything that has the power to channel reminiscences should be part of the daily life of any person with dementia or those learning to be more marvelously alive.
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