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Aromatherapy is an excellent method because it is holistic and natural. They can be used as natural instruments to encourage healthier ageing. Incorporating them into one's everyday life will help resolve a variety of important areas. Here are some essential oil recommendations for healthier ageing:

  • Lavender

Lavender calms people. Its calming qualities leads to a sense of relaxation and has also been known to help boost memory and cognitive ability. Sundown refers to negative late-day effects of dementia where patients will become anxious and increasingly tired. Lavender oil massages can reduce the symptoms of sundown.

  • Spearmint

Spearmint oil should be used as an appetizer for those of low weight. Applying spearmint oil to a moist cloth and then using it to wash their hands before dinner to stimulate the elderly’s appetite. It is advised that spearmint oils be administered 15-20 minutes before feeding to improve appetite.

  • Frankincense

Frankincense was known to alleviate achiness and joint pain when massaged on the face. Like lavender, it is also believed to help create a sense of calmness and relaxation.  You can apply drops of frankincense to a cotton ball and put it in their pillowcase to encourage relief.

Conclusion

Essential oils are very helpful in relieving the elderly’s daily problems such as joint pains and low appetites. These essential oils also have no harmful side effects at all compared to the drugs and medicine they have to take. Although, you do need to take into consideration if the person has any allergies to the ingredients used in the essential oils.

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