It’s no secret that life is pretty unpredictable right now. And with that uncertainty it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious or burnt out. Going through something as massive as a pandemic can be hard and looking for ways to make ourselves feel better should be our number one priority. If you’re looking for a more natural and holistic way to lift your spirits, using essential oils and aromatherapy can be a great way to do this.
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What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice that uses natural plant extracts to encourage health and wellness. These essential oils are made by taking extracts from flowers, leaves, stems, peels, bark, or roots and have been proven to be helpful for people experiencing a number of different health issues.
How does it work?
The essential oils that are used in aromatherapy work by activating the smell receptors in your nose. These receptors send a message directly to your brain’s limbic system which can affect things like your emotions, memory or appetite. By inhaling these essential oils, you can stimulate different bodily responses, depending on how you’re feeling.
Here are the scents we recommend when you’re feeling:
Stressed: Clary Sage
Known for its calming properties; Clary Sage is the perfect scent to reduce stress.
Peppermint is one of your best allies if you struggle with anxiety.
Low Energy: Bergamot and Lime
Inhaling bergamot and lime scents are the best way to instantly feel reenergized.
Unable to Focus: Vanilla, Musk and Cedarwood
The blend of these three scents can help calm the mind so you can refocus.
In Need of Better Sleep: Patchouli and Lavender
One of the most popular scents for sleep, lavender will have you drifting off in no time.
Things like stress, anxiety and lack of energy are all common during this time. Turning to aromatherapy can be a great support in helping you get through these trying and unpredictable times.