Kratom provides basically everything we need, in most cases, on most days. What about bad days? Aromatherapy may be just what is needed for times of symptom flare-ups, or just a novel way to enhance our health, happiness, and confidence.
By inhaling the aroma of therapeutic flower and plant essences, wonders are said to occur in both body and mind. Medical science concurs with most of the old traditions concerning essential oils, though modern marketers may make outrageous claims just to sell products.
Let’s consider now how simply smelling the essences of flowers and herbs is reported to possibly help your immune system, boost mood, make you sleep more soundly, and relieve pain – thus potentially becoming a vital part of your overall health program.
NOTE: You do NOT drink or eat the oils, you either smell them using various methods or massage them on your skin, diluted with carriers like coconut oil or aloe vera gel. Once you properly understand how to use essential oils carefully, you may enter a whole new wonderful world of natural wonders.
Essential oils and kratom may be a perfect combination for you.
Nobody’s life is smooth sailing all the time. Sometimes our pain, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, or lack of energy overwhelms us. We feel like we need a little something extra. Not to party and have fun, but for a serious, authentic situation of loss of well-being.
Some people have used kratom to help them and by their reports, we can safely surmise that it works for many, and hopefully, medical science will someday catch up to this ancient benevolent plant, called mitragyna speciosa in botanical terms.
We know that we can once in a great while, if necessary, boost our dose. We may do that by just using one or two extra grams of powder. Or we might mix in some kratom extract or kratom resin. Maybe a liquid extract shot. Some vendors sell an Enhanced Kratom which does a similar thing, extract added to the powder.
So then, here’s something you might want to include in your lifestyle: aromatherapy.
The author of this article has been using blue tansy essential oil, blended into unscented pure aloe vera gel, to soothe severely itchy skin on his arms, and for hydration of the face, for a few weeks now. It seems to work pretty well so far, as the constant itching, which even prevented sleep, has calmed down to only sporadic, occasional itch episodes.
I plan to buy some more bottles of pure aloe vera oil, smaller bottles, then add a different essential oil in each of them, shaking the bottle to mix it up real good. I’ll have an Orange-Patchouli Aloe Vera, Peppermint-Tea Tree Aloe Vera, Rosemary-Eucalyptus Aloe Vera, and Basil-Lavender Aloe Vera.
Then I can test them on my skin to see which is best for general itching, insect repelling, bug bites, bee stings, warding off mosquitoes, moisturizing, facial treatment, softening rough spots, removing age spots, etc.
Many of the essential oils that I’ve tried thus far tend to have a strong menthol-type fragrance, with subtle but distinct variations. Orange essential oil is an exception. It’s a favorite for fun and energizing when I have work to do or chores to accomplish.
The smell of blue tansy though is actually incredible, even seems to have a strong influence on mood, arousing happy feelings for no reason at all. A burst of delight springs into action immediately upon inhale. Joy seems to bubble out of the blue tansy fumes. But this essential oil is among the more trendy, hyped, and therefore expensive of the oils.
Hopefully, this introduction to using essential oils/aromatherapy along with your kratom will inspire you to do your own research and trials. Being trendy is both good and bad. It’s good because that means there is a lot of information and products and consultants. It’s bad, for the same reason. In other words, it’s not easy to sort through the inflated hype exaggerations and discover the gems of usable truth. This is a very hazy realm indeed.
Start by figuring out how you’d use an auxiliary substance like essential oils in your personal life. As a little pick-me-up now and then? As a major staple in your health program? In a diffuser? In a lotion or gel? For possible pain relief? To maybe overcome depression, anxiety, or lethargy?
Then, once you know your deep motives, proceed to research. Much info is online and there are many books and companies that specialize in aromatherapy. Begin with a university journal or medical source. Find out what modern science is saying currently. Then, with that skeptical but receptive viewpoint, discover how flower and herb essences have been used by wise men and women of the past.
The vast majority of folk remedies based on essential oil usage have proven so true and reliable, medicines and ointments are being prepared as helpful products for the modern age. Scientists take the distillation of the plants (seeds, leaves, flowers, roots, etc.) and assemble new salves and drugs based on them or their lab analogs (chemical imitations of natural alkaloids).
Tread confidently, but wisely, in this area. Aromatherapy is not some freaky, fringe, cult practice of weirdos and outcasts. It’s an honorable, valid method of solving a wide variety of bodily health and mental wellness issues.