If you're not familiar with aromatherapy, it’s time to be introduced to the wonder world of essential oils! Similar to supplements, essential oils can improve your health, physically as well as mentally, and have a long history of use for this purpose. Essential oils are derived from plants, and are natural ingredients that help you to transition between moods, and improve wellbeing. To introduce you to the benefits of aromatherapy, the team at Scentered have shared this guide to explain what aromatherapy is, and five different ways it can benefit your daily life.
What is aromatherapy?
Before diving into the benefits of aromatherapy, it’s important to first understand where aromatherapy originated from and how it works. Aromatherapy has been around for centuries and finds its origin in ancient Chinese, Indian and Egyptian culture. At around 3500 years BC, natural substances derived from plants were used for medical and religious purposes. Very early on, the ancient cultures recognised the psychological and physical benefits that aromatherapy has.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to distribute different scents, which each trigger the limbic system of your brain. This is the part of your brain that is responsible for behavioural and emotional responses, which determines how we feel and act. By deeply inhaling the scent of an essential oil, you have the ability to transition between moods.
What are the benefits of aromatherapy?
As we have now learned, aromatherapy can help you to easily and quickly transition between moods. Depending on the scent, aromatherapy can help you to sleep better, focus more, be happier or feel more emotional connectivity. Scentered’s aromatherapy products can benefit your daily life in five ways:
1. Have a better night’s sleep
How often do we wake up in the morning, feeling absolutely exhausted by the sleepless and broken nights? Your answer to that question is probably ‘too often’. Aromatherapy can actually help you to improve the quality of your sleep by inhaling a comforting Lavender scent. Apply the SLEEP WELL aromatherapy balm on your wrist, temples and neck before going to bed, inhale deeply and you will peacefully drift off into a deep sleep.
2. Reduce stress and anxiety
We all experience feelings of stress and anxiety sometimes, and this can greatly impact how we feel on a daily basis. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, use an aromatherapy balm or candle with a soothing scent, such as Peppermint or Ylang-Ylang. After deeply inhaling the scent, your body and mind will relax.
3. Improve your focus
Do you have an important exam to study for, a busy work week ahead or do you need extra focus for a difficult task? Focusing all day long can be extremely difficult, in particular if you’re working from home. Scentered’s FOCUS balm uses Rosemary to increase alertness and boost memory, Mint to stimulate mental activity and increase focus and lastly, Clary Sage to relieve mental fatigue and promote mental clarity. If this won’t help you focus, we don’t know what will.
4. Feel more emotionally connected
Aromatherapy can help you to feel more emotionally connected to your partner, family, friends or to yourself. If you’re in need of some me-time, light an aromatherapy candle with a warm, comforting blend with top notes of Orange and Clove, heart-warming Rose and Ylang Ylang. It will feel like a hug to yourself.
5. Increase happiness
Over the past year, we have all been challenged and for some, it might have impacted your mental health. Aromatherapy has proven to increase your overall happiness. Opt for an uplifting citrus and mint blend that gives you an instant burst of positivity which will lift your spirits.
Scentered offers a unique range of 100% natural, essential oil-based Aromatherapy Balms, Candles, Hair Care and Body Care products providing portable solutions to support mindful transitions through life’s everyday journey. To learn more, visit their website.
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