The smell of freshly baked cookies, flowers in the garden, a hearty meal in the oven … scents can conjure up powerful memories and emotions. Did you know that certain scents can help you relax, sleep or concentrate? Using aromatherapy to relax and de-stress is a habit you can easily integrate into your life.
Smell is the sense that has the closest connection to our limbic system, allowing it to affect our emotions. Aromas are more than a pleasant scent, they can be a pathway to improving your mental health. When the right side of our brain is in overdrive with stress or anxiety, the simple smell of a fragrance can allow us to clear our mind and look at a situation more logically.
The effects of jasmine and lavender have been directly compared to the effects of anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax. Citrus fragrances like lemon and orange can help you Continue reading