Aromatherapy for Moms

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By Jaishri 
Hello ladies I have been very busy for the past few days with so many get-togethers, festivals lined up and hence a lot of stress.

With a baby, there is very little I could do for myself, so the least I could do is to add a few drops of aroma oil in my bath. I had picked up the oil from  Bhavani Store in Yercaud when I went on a vacation there. I felt so relaxed instantly so I thought ill do a quick post on it.

Aromathereapy is basically a therapy to calm the mind and heal the body using aromas. Mostly using natural oils that are extracted from flowers, stems, roots  barks etc. I am not a fan of strong fragrances. So my favorite choices are the mild ones like lavender , sandal, tea tree.

How can it be used?

  • Add a few drops to your bath
  • Combine it with carrier oil, almond oil is a great carrier, and massage it on the body or forehead.
  • Mix with oil and burn it on a lamp.
  • Scented candles usually contain aroma oils

Availability: We don’t get a variety of aroma oils in India, the famous ones I have seen are from Aroma Magic available at health and glow, Soulflower (check online) or at Hometown stores, The Body Shop has some good aroma oils, you can check online for a few. I pick mine mostly during my vacations in Hill Stations.

Please note: Aroma oils can never be suggested to someone you need to find your favorite only by trial and error as it very personal. Also please consult your doctor during pregnancy.

Here are some that I have tried and some that I know of, do let me know your favorites:

Patchouli: It has an earthy fragrance, and protects the skin from infections.

Chamomile:  has antibiotic, antiseptic properties, great for acne and is known to fight urinary tract infection.

Peppermint: known for cooling improves digestion, helps mood swings

Eucalyptus: treats respiratory issues, antiseptic, decongestant, diuretic and stimulant.

Rose oil: treats depression, anxiety, stress

Jasmine: eases depression and childbirth, helps stress

ROSEMARY: Antidepressant, analgesic, soothing aching, cramping muscles, headaches and migraines.

Sandalwood oi: helps treat the urinary tract and chest wall. Reduces stress and calms the mind.

LAVENDER: stress-relief, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory decongestant, deodorant, diuretic and sedative.

TEA TREE: fights all  kinds of infection. Treats acne

LEMON: helps with skin irritation, stop headaches and fever, stress buster.

YLANG-YLANG: soothe headaches, nausea, skin conditions, improves hair growth, reduces high blood pressure

For Stress Relief:, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang

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One Response to Aromatherapy for Moms

  1. Sharon says:

    I loved your post. I, myself, have tried and tested a lot of aromas different brands and still continue to do so. My search has almost kind of ended with fragrances such as lavender and rose. The fragrance is just mystifying. The kind of mood it sets at home. Anyway, if you are interested in such fragrances, do have a look at the following link where I recently purchased Lavender and Rose incense sticks. They have fragrance for every mood.

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