This picture makes me smile 😃.
Aromatherapy takes on a lot of forms, and can really change the way people move throughout their day, in positive ways. Yes, food can be aromatherapy, as can flowers and oils. There are health benefits to food, maybe not this cheesecake, and oil’s, which include relieving anxiety, boosting energy, cure a headache, induced sleep, improve digestion, reduce pain, etc.
If you haven’t ventured into oils, I encourage you to do a little research. As I look back on my cancer journey, I wish someone would’ve introduced me to them. I, like many of you, had sleep issues. I tried several options, and a sort of hypnosis became my bedtime friend. The monotone voice speaking uplifting and encouraging words, relaxed me, stopped my thoughts, and allowed me to drift off. Today, now that I have been introduced to oils, I feel lavender may have also helped with sleep. I now use it when I am unable to shut my brain off, or I’m restless. I spray on my pillow, rub on my wrist or the bottom of my feet, and I can say that it helps me have a more restful slumber, and fall asleep faster.
Peppermint, is another one I wish someone would’ve mentioned. We all know chemo messes with every part of our body, and the taste of food is a big one. The cocktails (as I called them) alter taste buds for many of us. Yes, I used plastic silverware to try and help with the aluminum taste everything seem to have, however, I also had stomach issues. Today, I always have peppermint on hand, weather in oil, hard candy or both. I have also been introduced to bitters and soda, and swear by that as well for a sour stomach.
Not everything works for everyone, however my hope is that by sharing experiences we can help one another💗