Over 5000 years ago, people began to realize the value of essential oils from plants and today this has been perfected into a vast range of “scent”ual products like aromatherapy pillows. The use of these essential oils during the First World War proved that the brain was positively stimulated by the different fragrances. Injured soldiers responded well to the fragrances and it seemed that the brain’s limbic system was producing neuro transmitters that relieve pain.
Today the use of aromatherapy extend to all walks of life and is used to not only relieve pain, depression, stress, and other symptoms, but it can offer a more soothing alternative to ordinary house hold fragrances. If you want to use them for more medicinal purposes then you will find that the herbal pillows work wonders. They can be used to put on your eyes for calming and soothing them after a long day in front of the computers, and you can get a peppermint one that will help you to breathe better if you struggle with sinus problems at night.
These aromatherapy pillows will ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling wonderful. They are mostly made from a combination of natural herbs like buckwheat and flax, and you will usually get an extra bottle of the pure essential oil to drop on the pillow to strengthen its scent. You can also benefit from the peppermint aromatherapy oil if you suffer from motion sickness, so be sure to take your pillow on the plane, in the car or on the train with you when you go on a vacation.
These products are also safe and perfect for everyone to use, although there are certain oils like peppermint that must not be used if you are pregnant. All in all the herbal properties combined with the healing power of the aromatherapy oils makes for a rejuvenating experience no matter where you rest your head.
As you discover the wonderful benefits that you can get from a simple bottle of essential oils, you will soon begin to use them everywhere in your home. They can offer you relaxation and rejuvenation as well as helping you with minor body ailments and aches and pains. You will find that your aromatherapy pillows will help you to sleep better at night and sooth and relax you on long journeys.