It’s 5 pm. You still have over 100 unread emails, you missed an important meeting, you’re late for a dinner date, and you just realized you forgot to put gas in your car this morning. Why is it that when you get stressed, everything just continues to snowball until you’re left feeling completely on edge?
Stress is a major part of most of our lives in today’s high-tech, past-faced world. Everyone is trying to do more with less, juggle multiple priorities in smaller amounts of time, and prove that they can handle everything without completely unraveling.
While stress is certainly here to stay, there are healthy ways to manage your stress. In fact, one of the best ways to help curb the negative side effects brought on by your work or personal stresses is through the science of scent therapy.
What is Scent Therapy?
Scent therapy is the process of soothing your emotions through specific scents. Scent is being used to help alter moods daily, from scent marketing techniques in stores used to persuade you to make buying decisions to scent therapy used in hotels to help you recall your stay fondly. Scent is often the most underrated sense in our bodies, but it’s also one of the most powerful.
Using scent therapy, you can help your body relax, and you can refocus. You can even help ensure you’re able to concentrate in high-stress situations. Scent can trigger soothing emotions and promote calmness when anxiety is at an all-time high.
What Essential Oil Scents Should I Buy?
All essential oil scents have benefits, but when it comes to combating stress and anxiety, there are five amazing essential oil scents you should always turn to.
Lavender is an incredible essential oil scent that is perfect for alleviating stress. It has been known to comfort and relax people, making it easier to deal with stress in a more serene mindset. For an additional boost of relaxation, use lavender essential oil in a diffuser before you go to sleep. Our favorite scent with lavender is our lavender vanilla!
Lemongrass oil is one of the most popular choices for reducing stress. This oil is proven to help soothe and calm, and has been known to reduce stress and help with insomnia. It also has a subtle scent that won’t overpower your room. Check out our green tea and lemongrass scent.
Not only does citrus have a happy, energizing smell, it also has happy, energizing side effects. Citrus essential oils are known for helping to motivate and rejuvenate you, allowing you to brighten up and concentrate when stress gets you down. For this we recommend oriental garden.
When stress attacks, headaches often follow. Peppermint essential oil, however, has been known to help reduce or relieve headaches. Peppermint also helps to ease exhaustion, irritability, and stress, with its many soothing properties.
Vanilla essential oilcan help you relax and will make you more tranquil and serene. Vanilla is also well known for its antidepressant properties, which will come in handy if you work in a high stress environment.
These amazing essential oils can be found in our online store and will help keep your head above water when stress attacks.
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