Aromatherapy has been known to have great health benefits for all ages. But specifically, it has shown to help older adults who are suffering from multiple conditions. It has been known that essential oils can alleviate or lessen certain health issues. Below I will list some essential oils that can help with common age-related conditions.
Ginger: arthritis, inflammatory conditions, fatigue, & digestion
Peppermint: improving blood flow, alzheimer's and dementia (memory loss), & respiratory problems
Rosemary: arthritis, inflammatory conditions, memory loss, respiratory problems, & skin conditions
Lavender: high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, skin conditions, pain management & respiratory problems
Essential oils can be put in a diffuser, used internally by diluting 1-2 drops in liquid, or used topically by applying 1-2 drops to a certain area of the skin. Make sure to test out the essential oil before hand to make sure there are no skin reactions. If you are unsure, talk with your doctor first to make sure it is alright to use essential oils. Besides having great health benefits they are calming and smell great as well!