Aromatherapy for gardeners, istockphoto, used with permission
Aromatherapy for gardeners, istockphoto, used with permission

Gardening season is just around the corner and the world of aromatherapy is strongly intertwined with that of gardening.  Not only because essential oils are extracted from plants – but because there are various essential oils and aromatherapy products that gardeners can benefit from!  Here’s a few suggestions for the gardener in your life – and don’t forget that Sedona Aromatics can help you with any of these custom aromatherapy blends!  Enjoy!

Aromatherapy Products for Gardeners

Gardening is a hard job and some common complaints, such as backache, aching joints and dry skin, can all be helped with a little bit of TLC in the form of aromatherapy!  The following aromatherapy products can help gardeners:

  • aromatherapy lotions and body butters – for cracked, chapped hands and faces
  • aromatherapy massage oil – for aching joints and backache
  • aromatherapy lip balm – for dry, chapped lips from either wind or sun
  • aloe vera – to soothe skin that has been exposed to too much sun
  • aromatherapy bath salts – to relieve a tired body.

Essential Oils for Gardeners

There are various essential oils that can help with problems that gardeners face; these include:

  • lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • lemon (Citrus limon)
  • benzoin (Styrax benzoin)
  • Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • frankincense (Boswellia carteri).

You can find profiles of these essential oils and their uses in the Aromatherapy Library.

Gardening and Aromatherapy

Essential oils that have analgesic properties are great for backaches and aching joints whereas essential oils with astringent properties are good for relieving dry skin conditions.  Body butters that contain other carrier oils and beneficial butters, such as shea butter and cocoa butter, can be of greater benefit than a basic lotion.

If you are a gardener, or have a gardener in your life, aromatherapy can be a great tool to making your gardening life a little easier!  And what is more natural than using the products of your creation!

If you are new to aromatherapy, ask a qualified aromatherapist which products might work best for your particular problem.  You never know, it might be a plant that you already have in your garden – you just weren’t aware of its powerful properties before!

To learn more about aromatherapy, watch out for the Sedona Aromatics Foundation Course in Aromatherapy scheduled for a late Spring 2012 release date!


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