You can practice and enjoy aromatherapy at home. It creates a relaxing and therapeutic environment and is excellent for unwinding and relaxing your mind and body. Gardenia aromatherapy uses gardenia essential oil to help relieve stress, cure insomnia, clear the sinus passages, and smooth skin disorders among the other benefits this oil has to offer.
Essential oils are used in aromatherapy because of their strong natural healing properties. Each oil extracted from a different plant or herb offers different properties. This is what makes experimenting, or choosing the right oil a fun experience.
There are several ways to use oils. The important thing in gardenia aromatherapy is to inhale the oil and let it be absorbed into your body this way. You can also apply oil topically and the aroma will also be part of the massage.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It is sometimes used in combination with massage and other therapeutic techniques as part of a holistic treatment approach.
Gardenia Essential Oil Benefits in Aromatherapy
- Relaxes the mind and reduces stress
- Improves blood circulation
- Cures sleeping disorders like insomnia
- Clears the sinus passages and infections
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps clear up skin conditions
- Aids bladder infections
If you are suffering with any of the above then you should look into this type of aromatherapy. It’s safe, has no side effects, and at the worst will be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Something to keep in mind is that everyone has a different level of results from aromatherapy, but everyone agrees it’s an enjoyable experience.
There are a number of different ways you can use essential oils in aromatherapy. Some of the more common and effective ways include:
Essential oil diffusers make it easy to use oils around your home or place of work. They spray a fine mist into the air, dispersing the oil and its properties for you to inhale. This method is best used with oils that have a nice scent and effective at relaxing you.
Mixing gardenia oil with a carrier oil will make a massage oil that you can use topically. You get all the benefits of a massage and the aromatherapy benefits of the oil. It’s a win-win, and a great excuse to give yourself some pampering time.
Seeing as gardenia essential oil is great at opening up the sinuses and clearing blockages, steam therapy is going to be effective method. You can use a bowl of hot water and add a few drops. Place a towel over your head and slowly take deep breaths. Or, you can add a few drops to a hot bath.
In the Bedroom
Gardenia is effective at helping you sleep and unwind. A good time to use it is late at night when you’re ready to sleep. Try putting a few drops on your pillow or on a piece of cloth near your pillow.
Gardenia Oil Blends Well With…
Try blending gardenia with clove bud, cinnamon leaf, neroli, ylang ylang, jasmine, and any citrus oils.
Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Safety
Although essential oils are regarded as safe to use there are some precautions to be aware of. Remember, essential oils are highly concentrated in their pure form. They can be potentially hazardous if not used correctly. Here are some guidelines, not a complete list but certainly some areas to be aware of:
- Some people will experience an allergic reaction to oils. Always test them on a small area first to check and limit the potential reaction.
- You should never use oils in their pure concentrated form, always dilute with a carrier oil.
- Essential oils are flammable.
- You should only ingest oils under certain circumstances.
- They should be kept away from babies and children unless advised by a professional.
- Most oils should be avoided if you’re pregnant, suffering from chronic illnesses, or other health conditions.
Always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner, physician or doctor if you have any safety concerns.
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