Ever heard the old saying “Slow down and take time to smell the roses”? There is more to this saying than what meets they eye. It is what meets the nose that can change your stressed out attitude to one of calm, focused bliss. Aromas not only affect us emotionally but physically. Taste is actually about 90% smell. Flowers and other wonderful natural garden herbs have healing essential oils that have not only an effect on our mood but can heal our skin. This is called Aromatherapy Benefits. Stress can create damage to your skin, body and emotions. Taking time out to relieve stress and calm your mood will do more than lift your spirits. Use the natural fragrance and healing properties of flowers and herbs to help your skin glow, hair shine and eyes sparkle. These tips are proven to keep your good looks up and your stress level down!
Scent your spirits with Aromatherapy.
Scents are at their best as essential oils. These can be sprinkled over potpourri, warmed in water, mixed into neutral oils like Avocado, Almond, Apricot, Grape Seed, Olive Oils, Cocoa or Shea Butter as a body rub or sprayed in your home or studio. Scents for the bath, shower or in a body lotion can help you enjoy the benefits all day.
Here are a few smells that can give you a boost, calm you down or even make you think more clearly.
Reduce anxiety: smell scents of green apple, cucumber, sandalwood, cedar and chamomile.
Increase alertness: smell scents of peppermint, jasmine.
Increase energy and stimulate: smell scents in peppermint, menthol, eucalyptus, lemon, vanilla, evergreen, fir, pine or spruce.
For quiet focus: smell scent in lavender, frankincense, sandalwood, rose, cedar, myrrh.
Increase sleepiness: smell scents in lavender, vanilla.
Help comprehension for learning– smell scents of mixed florals.
Help concentration– rosemary, peppermint, basil, ginger, juniper.
Decrease appetite- smell scents in banana, green apple, peppermint.
Native Americans have burned herbs for centuries. Sage is burned to cleanse the mind, heart, and home. Sweetgrass is burned to call good spirits.
Skincare products that use natural herbs and flowers provide double benefits. Our favorite Mode Dion’s LOVE Your Skin Naturally Facial Cleanser, Toner and Lotion are filled with wonderful smelling and healing ingredients like Lavender, Aloe Vera, Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Chamomile, Roobios & White Tea.
Create a scentsational life filled with natural scented gifts from earth and your spirit will thank you.