I apologize for a very late post! It’s been really busy around here, but here I am today!
Luckily, this morning I had some time and wanted to write about something really cool that I’ve been trying… Aromatherapy!
I had a Lavender Vanilla Yankee Candle sitting on my desk for the longest time and decided to light it for the first time about a month ago. After reading several health articles about the benefits of aromatherapy, I began to light my candle more often. Not only did it smell incredible, but I really found it to be soothing.
What exactly is aromatherapy?
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy literally states that aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
Try it Now
While aromatherapy can be done by a professional (to see more information on finding an aromatherapist click here), you can try some aromas at home!
If you are feeling stressed or have anxiety, try lighting a lavender candle or using a lavender essential oil.
Use a lemon scent to improve concentration. It is also good to smell if you are feeling angry or frustrated, as it has calming properties.
Cinnamon helps fight mental fatigue while also improving concentration (P.S. Do you want to learn how cinnamon can be used for health benefits other than its scent? Click here for my latest post on cinnamon!).
A seasonal favorite, Peppermint, can be a year round smell! Peppermint can be an energy booster and also promotes clear thinking.
If you want more information on aromatherapy, see these links below! (Click on the blue, underlined text to take you straight there!)
- See this Entrepreneur article about mood boosting and positive scents.
- Check out this article about the best scents for stress and anxiety by Mental Health Daily.
Have a great day! Try lighting a candle or rubbing some nice smelling lotion on today! I hope to talk to you all real soon.
Leave a comment below if you have tried aromatherapy and have liked it. What scent do you recommend me trying? 😉
God bless you all! Happy day!