Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, Self-Care and Wellness

Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, Self-Care and Wellness During the contagion

Apr 13, 2020

The recent contagion has gone viral and to prevent contagion we have to look after our immune system and make it strong. Along with eating healthy, practicing meditation on regular basis, sleeping well, doing Yoga and Exercise it is very important to boost up our immune system.  

One of the key protection from this present virus is washing your hands frequently. And of course, staying clean is an add on. Some of our suggestions are as below which will help you to stay clean with organic and vegetable-based products. 

Organic Black Soap Liquid:  This is a 100% Organic liquid African Black Soap. The key benefits are Eliminates Fungal Skin Infections, Soothes Razor Bumps, Soothes Razor Bumps, Soothes & Heals Eczema, Reduces Oily Skin, Cleanses Skin, Good for Sensitive Skin Types. This soap also helps in reducing Blemishes & Dark Spots, Fights Facial & Body Acne, Calms Psoriasis, Evens Out Dark Spots, Unclogs Blocked Pores, Minimizes Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Helps Fade Acne Scars. This is one of the most effective organic soap ever!

Tea Tree Soap: Tea tree soap is made with tea tree leaf oil, which is popular for natural antibacterial ingredients which can aid in the treatment of dermatitis and naturally soothe the skin. This soap can be used to cleanse skin as well as hair. This product is good for the face, hands, and body. The creamy leather makes the skin soft and glowing.

Black seed/cumin oil: Black seed is a plant. This seed has been used in making medicine for over 2000 years. It was even discovered in the tomb of King Tut. Today, the black seed is used for treating digestive tract conditions including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, and hemorrhoids. It is also used for respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, cough, bronchitis, emphysema, flu, swine flu, and congestion.

It also helps in reducing High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Obesity, Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis, Memory & Men's Fertility, Decrease Asthma, Symptoms, Stomach Upset, Allergies, Diabetes, Fight Infections, Parkinson.

As per Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Ecam) Impact factor and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPsArticle resources state that Essential oils have great potential in the field of biomedicine as they effectively destroy several bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. The presence of different types of aldehydes, phenolics, terpenes, and other antimicrobial compounds means that the essential oils are effective against a diverse range of pathogens.

At present, more than 80% of the global population depends on traditional plant-based medications for treating various human health problems. Nowadays, the use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases.

Essential oils used in aromatherapy: Aromatherapy Effect on Brain Signal, Math Computation, Blood Pressure, and Heart Rate. Aromatherapy covers the physiology and psychological effects that are important to be identified to know the significant effect of aromatherapy on the physiology and psychology of the human body. Studies show that pure essential oils have a wide range of health uses. They can improve your mood, reduce stress, nausea or fatigue, and help boost your immune system. Some oils can even ease the symptoms of health issues such as arthritis, muscle pain, asthma, and digestive or neurological issues. Some of the essential oils have an immense amount of antiviral properties.

Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus Essential Oils support the respiratory system and soothe physical discomforts. The healing benefits of Eucalyptus Oil can be attributed to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, and antiseptic qualities, among other valuable properties.

Reference Resource: Antiviral activity of Eucalyptus

Lavender: Benefits of Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which is can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.

Reference Resource: Health benefits and risk of lavender

Thyme: Thyme essential oil is used medicinally to treat several conditions, either on its own or as an adjunct to other therapies. Thymol, the most prevalent terpene in thyme oil, has antimicrobial properties. A study found that thyme oil was effective in treating bacterial infections. It is also quite an effective mosquito repellent. Along with action against bacteria, thyme essential oil also has anti-fungal properties which may make it effective against Candida albicans, a type of yeast commonly found in and on the body. Yeast overgrowth can cause skin lesions, vaginal itching, and pain, and there’s evidence that an overgrowth of Candida in the digestive system can be responsible for several health issues. The terpene thymol may also work as an anti-spasmodic to help reduce coughs. One more study showed that when used in conjunction with primrose, it was effective in reducing coughing associated with respiratory tract infections.

Reference Resource: Health Benefits Of Thyme Oil

All these essential oils can be used in your bathwater. These are also very good to use in the humidifier or diffuser. Essential oils can also be used in the spare bottle with water, this works as a good mist. Last but not least many essential oils have health and beauty benefit.

There are many natural herbs that are good not only for spiritual purposes but also to freshen the air. One of the most popular and significant herbs is Sage. This herb has been used from ancient times for making medicine and burning dried sage is a natural way to heal, protect, increase wisdom, and boost defense against disease.

Sage & Lavender: This desert sage and lavender smudge stick include Lavender Flowers to add a deeper sense of calm and peace to your space. Sage is very good to kill bacteria in the air, it is most beneficial for a stressful home and for healthy sleeping space.

Palo Santo sticks: Palo Santo is historically used for relieving common colds, flu signs, stress, asthma, complications, tension, depression, infection, emotional pain and more. It is very good at keeping energy clear and grounded and has a light, sweet and slightly piney scent.

 Self-Care and Wellness During the contagion:

Self-care and wellness are the most important during the contagion. Washing hands and practicing social distancing are great ways to take care of your physical health during this Covid-19. Try to be a source of calmness for your loved ones, especially those who may be looking to you during this time such as your children or close partner. Using techniques like mindfulness, meditation and breathing deeply can be helpful. Set a routine for yourself and your loving ones to help build consistency. Involving your family's daily activities like cleaning, learning, school work. Make sure this routine involves space for fun and relaxing activities too. Strengthen relationships with loved ones and importing groups such as your professional colleagues, spiritual groups, etc.

Create new healthy habits. Exercise, good nutrition, and quality sleep are all helpful things for both your mental and physical health. Drink plenty of water, eat some good and nutritious foods, and maybe challenge yourself to learn how to cook something new. Food can be a nice source of comfort during stressful times.

Figure out a way to help others.

Helping others is a great way to help yourself. Even with social distancing, there are still many ways to help others in your community. Donate money, supplies, or time to a cause you care about. If you’re going to the grocery store, pick up some items for a high-risk neighbor who might not be able to leave their home. If you do this, be especially mindful of practicing recommended hand hygiene steps during your shopping trip.

Conclusion: Focus on controlling the things that you can. It is natural to worry about the future, especially when it seems so uncertain. We cannot control the future but we can fight this by concentrating on what is within our control.

Remind yourself that it will end, even if we might not have a clear end date. Just like the seasons pass every year, this critical season will also pass. We will return to our regular lives in the days ahead. Until then Stay Safe, Stay at HOME.

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