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All About Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy or "scent therapy" uses scents from essential oils to promote health and well-being. Different scents can help improve mood, promote relaxation, reduce stress, manage pain, improve sleep, relieve headaches and so much more. How it Works

Aromatherapy works through sense of smell and/or skin absorption. When the scent is inhaled, receptors in the nose become stimulated, which send messages to the part of the brain that controls emotions.

Scent Therapy is Easy:

Don't overestimate the strength of essential oils. They are extremely concentrated and should be used sparingly. One drop goes a long way! If you have sensitive skin or are unsure if aromatherapy is right for you, talk with your doctor to find out what oils you should use.

  • Use a diffuser to transform your room into a spa. A good rule of thumb is to use 3 - 5 drops of oil per 100 mL of water.
  • Fill a spray bottle with water and add 2 drops of oil per 100mL of water. Shake well and spritz it around the room.
  • Add a drop or two of an essential oil into a bath to unwind.
  • Use it topically in a cream or lotion or even enhance your shampoo. Make sure you only use a drop, mix well, and enjoy.

Popular Oils:

  • Lavender: floral fragrance used for relaxation and stress reduction. Some report that it helps reduce headache pain.
  • Chamomile: slightly herbal and apple-like scent. When inhaled, helps relax the mind and body. It may also help with sleep.
  • Peppermint: a minty aroma that helps boost energy and reduce headaches.
  • Eucalyptus: a minty-pine smell that can help reduce congestion and ease muscle pain.
  • Lemon: a bold citrus smell that not only freshens the air, but also uplifts mood and increases energy.
  • Rose: a sweet floral scent that may help reduce anxiety and stress levels. Some find that rose helps reduce pain.

Other Oils:

  • Reduce Anger: Ylang ylang, jasmine, sweet orange
  • Improve Memory: rosemary, bay laurel, bergamot
  • Wake up: Cardamom, cinnamon, sage, spearmint
  • Stress Relief: Vanilla, violet, frankincense

Scent Combinations:

Try creating your very own scent combination. Mix a few drops of different oils together to make an aroma that will match your needs perfectly while creating an aroma that you love. The following combinations are measured for a 100 mL diffuser.

  • Brainiac: 1 drop Rosemary, 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops cinnamon
  • Relax and Unwind: 2 drops lavender, 1 drop chamomile, 1 drop rose
  • Power Up: 1 drop lemon, 2 drops peppermint

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