Can scent really help us unwind?
Close your eyes and take a slow, deep breath.
The very act of mindful breathing works wonders for managing stress and calming our nerves, and adding soothing aromas to the air we breathe takes relaxation to a whole new level.
So how exactly does a fragrance affect our mood?
Essential oils are powerful healers. Their high concentration makes them effective for dealing with both physical and above all emotional conditions. When we breathe in their delicate particles they go directly to the limbic system of the brain where scent is processed and both memory and emotion are activated. This makes them very potent when dealing with alleviating stress. Not only does the scent of certain oils soothe us, they also work behind the scenes to reduce stress levels.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are considered the “life force” of the plant and once extracted are capable of improving general health and wellbeing. Just as they protect the plant, so too are they powerful healing agents once extracted.
Naturally occurring from aromatic plants, pure essential oils are stored in the flowers, leaves, woods, gums, seeds, roots, grasses and fruit rind. Once extracted, they contain their own distinctive aroma and most impressively each essential oil has its own unique chemistry and is made up of hundreds of individual chemical components. These range from energising, uplifting and renewing to sedating, calming and relaxing.
Essential oils can assist with relieving the symptoms of minor ailments such as headaches, muscular aches and pains and sleeplessness. They can be used in skincare and beauty applications to improve hydration, treat acne or regenerate tired ageing skin.
They are for use in a bath to relax at the end of the day or in a shower to invigorate the mind and body in the morning. They can enhance a dinner party or prepare you for a board meeting, kill airborne germs in your home or simply make your home, or space smell divine. Whichever way you choose to incorporate them into your lifestyle they will enhance the overall quality of your life and above all improve the state of your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Stressed or Anxious?
The calming effects of Sweet Orange, Mandarin, Lavender, Bergamot and Cedarwood essential oils have been traditionally used in aromatherapy as natural sedatives during times of stress to help relieve nervous tension, headaches, fatigue and mild anxiety, providing a sense of calm and comfort. For natural relief we recommend Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend and Stress Essential oil blend
Lacking in Energy?
The clarifying effects of Lemon, Orange, Basil, Cedarwood, Rosemary & Cinnamon pure essential oils have been traditionally used in aromatherapy to help improve focus, concentration, attention span and alertness, while Sweet Orange essential oil has been used as a nerve tonic to help revitalise when lacking in energy. If you’re looking for a natural way to aid concentration we can recommend Energy Pure Essential Oil Blend and Energy Boost Essential Oil Blend
Headache or Nervous Tension?
The soothing effects of Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender essential oils have been traditionally used in aromatherapy for the temporary relief of headaches and mild migraines including a throbbing head, sinusitis, nausea and nervous tension for natural relief we recommend Headache Essential Oil Blend and Headache Ease Essential Oil Blend.
Feeling Weary or Mentally Exhausted?
The invigorating effects of Sweet Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot and Lemongrass essential oils have been traditionally used in aromatherapy to revive and uplift when feeling weary and suffering from mental fatigue, while the stimulating action of Ginger has been used to energise and sharpen the senses. A great way to start is an essential oil we recommend which is Motivate Pure Essential Oil and Focus Aid Essential Oil Blend