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What Is Aromatherapy and How Does It Help?

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils extracted from plants to improve physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It has been in use for centuries to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate various health conditions. Aromatherapy originated in ancient Egypt, China, India, and Middle-Eastern civilizations where aromatic plants were used in medical and religious rituals. Aromatherapy has since spread to different parts of the world, and it continues to be a popular form of complementary therapy.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatherapy works by stimulating the olfactory system, which is responsible for our sense of smell. When we inhale essential oils, they activate the receptors in our nose, which send signals to the brain’s limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions, memory, and behaviour, and it is believed that essential oils can influence these functions. Some essential oils may also have direct effects on the body, such as reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and boosting the immune system.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is still popular among numerous communities due to the benefits it brings. Here are some:

  • Stress reduction: Aromatherapy can help reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and improving mood. Some essential oils, such as lavender and chamomile, are known for their calming properties.
  • Pain relief: Certain essential oils, such as peppermint and eucalyptus, may help  relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Improved sleep: Aromatherapy can promote better sleep by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Some essential oils, such as lavender and valerian, are commonly used for their sleep-inducing properties.
  • Skin care: Aromatherapy can be used in skincare to improve the appearance of the skin, reduce acne, and prevent signs of ageing. Some essential oils, such as tea tree and frankincense, have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that make them effective for treating skin conditions.
  • Boosted immune system: Certain essential oils, such as tea tree and eucalyptus, may boost the immune system and fight off infections.

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

Aromatherapy can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the desired effect. One of the most common methods is through inhalation, which can be done by diffusing essential oils into the air or inhaling them directly from a bottle or tissue. Aromatherapy can also be used topically, by applying essential oils to the skin in a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil. Topical application can be effective for treating skin conditions, relieving pain, and improving circulation. Some essential oils can also be ingested, but this should only be done under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.

What to Consider When Using Products Related to Aromatherapy?

When using products related to aromatherapy, it is important to consider the medical regulations that apply to their use. In Singapore, aromatherapy products, including essential oils and diffusers, are regulated by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). It is important to only use products that have been approved by the HSA and to follow the right instructions when using. When using concentrated essential oils, they should be diluted before applying to the skin or inhaling, and it is important to be aware of any potential side effects or interactions with medications. It is also recommended to consult with a qualified aromatherapist or a healthcare professional before using aromatherapy products, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

Aromatherapy with Eagle Brand

Eagle Brand Fresh On Aromatherapy Roll On is a popular product related to aromatherapy. It comes in three different blends: Barley Mint, Citrus, and Lavender. Fresh On Aromatherapy Roll On comes in 8 ml bottles with 1 cm diameter stainless steel rollerball applicators. Fresh On Aromatherapy Roll On is much more convenient to apply on pulse points than the oils that come in bulky bottles. Manufactured and distributed under standard conditions, Eagle Brand Fresh On Aromatherapy Roll On complies with all applicable rules and regulations implemented by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore. Walk into the nearest supermarket or pharmacy, or place your order online on the official website of Eagle Brand, Lazada, or Shopee and get yourself a bottle of Fresh On Aromatherapy Roll On today!