Scents To Help You Relax

With life becoming busier, a lot of you might be dealing with really hectic work schedules and excessive stress all the time. This might result in headaches and pain in several parts of your body. So, even on your days off when you plan on relaxing you might not actually feel relaxed. Although, medication as well as other treatment options are available to deal with such issues, aromatherapy is also worth trying. There are several scents that can have a calming influence on your body. They can help you relax by soothing your brain and putting you in a peaceful mode. These are also great for those dealing with sleeping problems or severe mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Pine

Do you ever wonder why walking through a pine forest is so relaxing or perhaps, why you are always so reluctant to throw away the remains of your precious Christmas tree? The pine scent is great for reducing anxiety and allowing the racing thoughts in your mind to calm down. If you are someone dealing with anxiety, you must definitely try this scent out.

Lavender

The lavender scent is great for those suffering from insomnia. Lack of sleep can have its toll on your body by making you feel excessively tired the next day. A lavender scent in the form of a lotion or moisturizers as well can be applied every night before getting into bed in order to calm your body and the mind as well. It is a common scent and you can find several beauty products ranging from shampoos, conditioners and deodorants containing it. A good tip would be to light a candle with a lavender scent to make it easier for you to smell. However, you must do this prior to your sleep time and should definitely remember to blow it off before getting into bed. It is generally used in aromatherapy to treat depression as well as anxiety, and is particularly great for people dealing with postpartum depression. However, before you get a lavender aromatherapy you must make sure that you are not allergic to it.

Peppermint

In addition to being used in chewing gum as a refreshing scent which gives you a sweet breath, peppermint has several other advantages too. It is great for your concentration and cognitive stamina. So, the next time you feel stressed out with work or homework, use this scent to relax as well as motivate yourself to work harder. Hence, this must definitely be your go to scent for exam week.

Olive oil

If you have recently been feeling hungry all the time or are perhaps trying to embark on a weight loss mission, olive oil will serve as your best partner. In addition to its pertinent health advantages for your heart, it is also helps in curbing your unnecessary cravings. Just by smelling olive oil a person may feel more satiated. Moreover, it can also improve your blood sugar response, and hence, is a scent you must definitely try out.

Vanilla

Vanilla is a great scent to try out if you are looking for a reason to be happy. If you are having a down day perhaps take out your vanilla scented moisturizer, and apply it to the back of your ears. It will definitely elevate your mood and make you feel more relaxed than before. This makes it very clear why the smell of cupcakes infused with vanilla essence are always a cause of great happiness for many, and not to forget vanilla ice cream, which almost everyone loves.

Jasmine

This little flower comes with a powerful floral scent which is great for treating depression. This is perhaps why most people love a jasmine tea to de-stress. It is used in aromatherapy as a great relaxing fragrance. In addition to being an anti-depressant as well as a great scent to bring alertness to the mind, it also has a sensuous appeal to it. So, the next time you are going out on a date, perhaps use this amazing scent to not only remain calm and collected, but to also smell great.

Chamomile

Chamomile has been used as a relaxing agent by various civilizations, whether it is the ancient Greeks, Romans or the Egyptians. You can very easily distinguish this smell from the others: it is sort of fruity but in a sweet way at the same time. It is popularly used in aromatherapy as a de-stressing agent, as well for insomnia and strained muscles. Chamomile tea is also very popular amongst many people as a relaxing beverage to consume on their down days. In addition to its amazing scent, chamomile itself has several health benefits related to curing gynecological problems, inflammatory issues, and even a bad cough.

Sandalwood

You can very easily find a wide range of products containing the sandalwood scent. It is great for relaxation as well for inducing a calm state of mind. It was used in China by the Buddhas, and hence, helps in putting one in a deep, tranquil meditative state. The fragrance itself is quite distinct which sort of sweet and woodsy at the same time. In old days, it was also used as a sedative for the nervous system and applied on people dealing with anger or even insomnia.

Citrus

Citrus fruits, such as lemon and oranges, in addition to being a great source of vitamin C, can also be used in the form of scents. Citrus scents in general are great for boosting your mental alertness by making your feel more refreshed as well as energetic.Therefore, if you are having a depressed day today or have been working overtime at work for the past few days and require a break now, you must definitely try these amazing scents mentioned above. You may not be able to avail the amazing service of aromatherapy all the time due to your busy schedules, but it is always a great idea to keep a scented moisturizer or perfume in your bag to help you stay relaxed all day.

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