Can the power of a simple scent instantly change your mood?
I’ve recently looking into the practice of aromatherapy as a method to reduce stress and enhance mindfulness. According to doctor of natural medicine Dr.Axe, aromatheraphy is the practice of using essential oils that derive from healing plants. The practice dates back to over 5,000 years ago! Generally, when essential oils are applied to the skin or inhaled, they may help you overcome various health problems, such as anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, PMS, and depression. At the moment, I’ve tried essential oils that promote relaxation. My favorite was lavender oil- I just added a few drops in a warm bath and the scent really had a calming on effect on me. I would recommend trying a number of different essentials oils to discover which one helps you the most.
Here are Dr.Axe’s top 7 recommendations of essential oils for anxiety:
Have you tried aromatherapy before? What is your favorite scent that helps you relax?
Have a great Sunday!