How Aromatherapy Can Ease Eyestrain and Tension

Posted by Jonathan on Nov 24th 2020

How Aromatherapy Can Ease Eyestrain and Tension

Today, everyone is connected to their devices almost 24-7. Though in some ways it can feel good to feel connected to loved ones or even work, if we don’t take regular breaks and manage our own self-care, constant connectivity may do more harm than good.

This constant need to pay attention to screens can cause a problem called digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. Symptoms of this may include dry eyes and even minor vision problems. Add to that the stress and strain of everyday life, and it’s no wonder that eye strain and headaches are familiar to most of us.

Have you ever felt pain and tension around your sinuses, forehead and eyes? Do you experience eyestrain on a regular basis? If you answered “yes,” read on for some tips on how to use aromatherapy to ease eye-related problems.


An aromatherapy eye mask made with your favorite certified organic essential oils can be worn as a part of a rest and relaxation routine. The combination of the weight and the soothing essential oil smells brings a greater sense of well-being while forcing the muscles around your eyes to relax.

Adding a few drops of lavender or chamomile to a sleep mask or to a glass essential oil nebulizer can be extremely useful for those who find their eye problems are related to fatigue. Eye masks are also useful for those who need to rest deeply during daylight hours and block out the light.

Sinus Problems

Whether your sinus pain is due to allergies, a cold, or the weather, there are a few common and potent essential oils which can work wonders for offering relief. Eucalyptus, peppermint and tea tree are some common oils which are excellent for relieving sinus pain and pressure. They all have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and when used in a glass essential oil nebulizer, they may also help to clear harmful bacteria and allergens out of the air.

These oils are quite strong, so you will want to avoid using them around the eyes unless they are quite diluted. They can irritate the eyes even diluted, so if your sinus pain is accompanied by dry, irritated eyes, you may want to use a glass essential oil diffuser rather than placing a compress directly around the eyes.

Another option to avoid further irritation is to dilute a few drops of oil into a bath, then place a cloth over the eyes, using it as a compress.

Headaches and Tension

Headaches can be relieved by any of the above suggestions, and they may also be caused by back and neck pain. Adding a few drops of your favorite oil to a massage oil for a relaxing massage on your temples or neck can help if this is the case.

If headaches are severe and frequent, or if you have vision changes alongside headaches, you definitely should see a doctor immediately. But for occasional and mild sinus, eye, and head issues which are more related to general stress and tension, aromatherapy essential oils might just do the trick.

Organic Essential Oils Improve Well-Being

Aromatherapy home fragrance diffusers are one of the best ways to ensure that the healing properties of essential oils are dispersed through the air on a consistent basis, and therefore can help treat discomfort on a consistent basis. When you find an essential oil or blend that you like and is effective in treating your condition, you can then keep them at home to use in your  glass essential oil diffuser, aromatherapy eye mask or hot compress.

If you are someone who is looking for a natural alternative to head pain and pressure, aromatherapy essential oils are a great choice as they are completely natural and non-addictive.

Using relaxing and soothing aromatherapy essential oils in a mask, home fragrance diffusers or compress can help ease pain and facilitate a deeper sleep and wake up rejuvenated the next day.