Scents Can Have Powerful Effect on Emotions
Looking for a peaceful, more balanced life? Just follow your nose! Although the term “aromatherapy” was not coined until the late 1920s, the roots of this widely used method of plant-based therapy spans thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians. Fast-forward to today, and aromatherapy remains popular as a holistic practice, using essential oils derived from various plants to enhance the physical, mental and spiritual health of the individual.
There are hundreds of essential oils used in aromatherapy; each oil has its own fragrance and medicinal properties, and is taken in and used by the body in a different way. The aroma sends a signal directly to the part of the brain that controls emotions, which is why essential oils have such a powerful effect on moods and general state of mind.
Different oils for different occasions
Lavender is used to promote sleep, reduce anxiety, treat headaches and reduce stress.
Sweet orange is used for relaxation, and to improve mood.
Mandarin reduces anxiety and promotes relaxation.
Lemon increases mental alertness and enhances focus and concentration.
Peppermint eases headaches, clears congestion, fights fatigue, helps improve concentration and is mentally stimulating.
Ginger is used to treat asthma, bloating, aching muscles and joints, depression, diarrhea, heartburn and nausea.
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