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Self-Care Aromatherapy

Sunday, 01 September 2013 07:57  by Jessica W.

 

Smells have a subtle capacity to affect the mind and emotions, so aromatherapy is a wonderful complement to self-care techniques. Diffusing the soothing scents of plant oils can release tension, relieve anxiety and boost mood, among many other benefits.

When taking a bath, soaking your feet or enjoying a facial mask, try using a small oil burner to combine your self-care with the benefits of aromatherapy. To do this, fill the top of the bowl with water and place a few drops of the essential oils of your choice in the water. Light a tea light beneath the bowl. This will cause the water and oils to evaporate as steam, causing the scents to suffuse the room. Be careful never to let all of the water evaporate, and never leave the lit candle unattended.

Here are five popular essential oils and their benefits. Pick one or two to use during your next self-care time:

  1. Chamomile: This calming oil lifts moods, relieves tension and anxiety, helps with sleep problems and soothes stress-related skin conditions.

  2. Lavender: One of the gentlest essential oils, lavender can be applied directly to the skin. It soothes mood, relieves stress and anxiety and lessens the severity of depression.

  3. Lemon: Lemon has a very cheery smell. Studies have shown that it enhances positive mood by increasing levels of norepinephrine.

  4. Rosemary: Rosemary helps soothe muscle aches and fatigue. It has been shown to boost alertness and cognitive performance.

  5. Ylang Ylang: A romantic favorite and natural antidepressant, ylang ylang is extremely calming and creates an instant feeling of relaxation.

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