Did you know that most of the benefits we get from essential oils occur when we inhale the aromas and absorb them through the soft tissues in our noses? This stimulates the olfactory system, which is the emotional center of our brains. Inhaling essential oils can help relieve stress, which can otherwise be very detrimental to our whole body in many ways.
Lavender essential oil is wonderful for treating all sorts of ailments, and new evidence shows that it can even help treat migraines. A study in European Neurology looked at the inhalation of lavender essential oils and concluded that it may be an effective and safe way to relieve migraine pain.
The use of lavender therapy on migraines was also reported in a study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine. Results showed that after a three-month period, participants in the group using lavender reported a reduction in the frequency and severity of their migraines. An added bonus? Lavender doesn’t have any harmful side effects.
Epsom salts are very high in magnesium, which is great because most of us are magnesium deficient and that can cause all sorts of problems. For example, magnesium deficiency can lead to higher rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other issues.
You can always add more if you like. Add enough mixture to your bath to get the desired amount of scent, ease stress, relieve a headache and soak up some magnesium. You can also keep the jar by the tub with the lid off so you can enjoy the wonderful smell of lavender throughout your day. Now go draw yourself a bath and enjoy!
— Leilani Hampton