Aromatherapy is extremely popular right now.
All you have to do is check your Facebook feed and you’ll find one of your friends or relatives raving about essential oils, and possibly trying to sell them.
Are these oils really that useful?
Today, you’ll learn why Tallwoods Care Center recommends aromatherapy to their residents.
You know to eat healthy foods to improve your health – but what about healthy scents?
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to boost mood and reduce stress. The molecules in scents travel from your nose to the brain via the olfactory nerve. The amygdala is especially impacted by scent molecules, which is interesting given this is the emotional epicenter of the brain.
Staying in a nursing facility can feel overwhelming, scary, and even depressing. Tallwoods Care Center utilizes aromatherapy as a way to help keep its residents feeling happy, healthy, and calm.
Which aromatic essential oils should be used?
First, make sure you use a high-quality oil. Inferior oils won’t work as well and can damage clothing or skin. Talk to the team at your skilled nursing facility in Berkeley Township to learn more.
Second, you’ll want to choose oils based on your needs. Here are some examples.
Essential oils are a great addition to your health and beauty routines. Use the oils (in addition to a carrier oil!) to brighten and moisturize your skin. Or use them to de-stress and sleep better. Talk to the team at Tallwoods Care Center to find out more about how their aromatherapy program can benefit you.
Would you like to know more about our other sensory programs, besides aromatherapy? Contact us today with your questions.