Me Myself and I, Self-Care, Self-Developement

Aroma Therapy

Aromatherapy is one of those simple pleasures that don’t get as much attention as it should.  Now, if you have experienced all the benefits of Aromatherapy before in the past then you are fully aware of all the benefits that it has to offer. 

Aromatherapy is a form of Holistic healing.  It has been around for thousands of years and has a host of benefits. Aromatherapy is used for both medical and religious practices. Aromatherapy also has both physical and psychological benefits

Essentials oils can be used in a variety of ways.  Some of my favorite ways are to use them are listed below

Facial Steamer


Face Creams

Warm Baths

Home-made Cleansers

Hot or Cold Compresses

Other Benefits include

  • Pain management
  • Improvement in overall sleep quality
  • Helps to reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
  • soothe joint pain
  • Possible relief from headaches and migraines
  • alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
  • ease discomforts of labor pains
  • fight bacteria, virus, or fungus
  • improve digestion
  • improve hospice and palliative care
  • boost immunity

There are well over 100’s of different types of essential oils… So you can experiment a little with which ones you prefer.  Many enjoy mixing some of their favorite oils together by creating the perfect scent. 

I have learned to not be overly creative and stick to the ones that tend not to bother my allergies as I am very sensitive to many different smells. 

All Essential Oils are not created Equal!

Some synthetic oils tend to dissipate relatively quickly and the smell might slightly differ from some essential oils that have a better quality.  You may find cheaper essential oils at places like the dollar stores.  I prefer to get my essential oils at places like Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, or other places that sell organic products.  Do your research on the best quality essential oils.  I also have a pretty good collection of DoTERRA essential oils.  

Popular Essential oils are

Clary Sage

  • Antispasmodic
  • Relieves Menstrual Cramps
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Relaxing
  • Relieves anxiety/stress
  • Labor pain management


  • Astringent
  • Antispasmodic
  • Treats Respiratory Complaints
  • Edema
  • Cellulitis
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Muscle Pain


  • Expectorant
  • Decongestant
  • Beneficial for cold/flu season
  • Clearing to the mind
  • Energizing
  • Bronchitis


  • PMS
  • Indicated or hormonal imbalance
  • Antimicrobial
  • Nerve Pain


  • Digestive
  • Useful to Eliminate Gas
  • Constipation
  • Relieves Nausea
  • Warming Emotionally and Physically
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Relieves Pain
  • Immune Modulator


  • Calming
  • reduces Anxiety
  • Wound Healing
  • Burns
  • Cell Regenerative
  • Insect Bites
  • Antispasmodic
  • Reduces Itchiness
  • General Skin Care
  • Great For Children

The above listed are ones that I personally use to help combat fibromyalgia. There are many people who consume essential oils.  However I do not! Be sure to research which oils can be consumed. The only way that I use them is in my diffuser or topical.  I may add them to a carrier oil like avocado oil, or vitamin E when I apply them.  Another thing to note is to make sure that your diffuser is cleaned after each use. The water can grow mold! And that is totally unsafe to inhale.  I personally like to clean mine with tea tree oil.  Tea tree oil is another oil that I use often.  It is a staple item for me and has tons of benefits. 

I suffer from Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is one of those things that does not have a one size fits all remedy and many of the soothing moments with Fibromyalgia are earned with trial and error. 

On a night, when I am having  hard time getting to sleep I have created a fibromyalgia night time routine.  I am just sharing my routine and this is not intended to replace any medical advice.  Please check with your physician before trying out any of the mentions in this post.

I generally average about 5-6 hours per night.  I would love to get 8 or even 9 hours of sleep per night but I have simply settled for a good 5-6 hours. I believed I was getting an adequate amount of sleep until my Fitbit sleep tracker informed me otherwise.  On one single night I had woke 12 times to my surprise. I said that it can’t be healthy.  I said to myself how can my body even recover when I am not getting enough rest. In the morning times I surely would pay the price for the restless nights.


I began taking magnesium at night 1 tablet

I filled my diffuser with distilled water and add 3 drops of lavender

I also take a bath with lavender epsom salt 

I drink a half of cup of sleepy time tea

I always make my bed up rather i do it in the morning or just before getting in the bed

I purchased a L shaped pillow

A neck pillow

I use a little deep blue on my neck or any other area where there is pain

This is the only thing that works to make sure I get to sleep.  I always share with my friends that I am the real life version of the princess and the pea because I feel every little thing on my bed. I can’t even sleep if there is a  tiny crumb on my bed.  So, it is important to make everything as close to perfect as possible.

In the morning I always stretch.. Not for too long but at least 3 minutes because I tend to get very stiff.  

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