Aromatherapy for beginners
At Hydropool Wiltshire, we offer an aromatherapy package as one of our optional extras for your swim spa or hot tub. However, this can often be snapped up by those aromatherapy enthusiasts, or met with some trepidation by those who aren’t quite sure how it all works. Some of our team were certainly in the second camp until we began to learn more about it…
Aromatherapy is basically the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes. Essential oils in particular have wonderful benefits, because the aroma stimulates chemicals in the brain and the inhalation into the lungs has therapeutic benefits. A great example of this is using eucalyptus essential oils to ease congestion.
You may in fact be unaware that aromatherapy can be used to help boost your energy! We could all use a little more energy to get through the hectic daily tasksof modern life. However, stimulants like coffee and cigarette scan have very damaging effects on the body. Many essential oils are known to increase circulation, raise energy levels, and generally stimulate the body and mind, without the dangerous side effects of other stimulating substances. The best essential oils for giving yourself an energy boost include black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, angelica, jasmine, teatree, rosemaryand sage.
But perhaps the most well-known benefit of aromatherapy is the ability to reduce stress. The aromatic compounds from many different essential oils are known as relaxantsand can help soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety. Some of the best essential oils for stressrelief are lemon oil, lavender, bergamot, peppermint,vetiverand ylang-ylang essential oils. Certain studies have also shown that lemonoil can improve mood and reduce outbursts of anger.
To a beginner, it can seem a little scary as there seems to be an essential oil or aromatherapy answer to everything! But if you want to enhance your time in the hot tub or swim spa further, it’s certainly worth looking into which aromatherapy oils may work for you. Whether you want to boost your memory, your mood or you general mental wellbeing, aromatherapy is not only great at helping you move towards these things, but the oils smell wonderful too.
Aromatherapy can truly transform your Hydropool time into a full sensory experience. Just ask our team about the aromatherapy package today.