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Therapy by scents
What's in a scent ?
We are all familiar with colour therapy whereby certain colours can help you to feel a certain way, and crystal healing where different gemstones have different properties to help heal, relax, energize and aid concentration just to mention a few benefits, but did you also know that fragrance can also have a positive impact on your mood?
Scent has been used to sooth and offer respite since even before the Ancient Egyptian times, and fragrant ointments were also used to treat ailments (aromatherapy) and so it is a great thought to know that even our Ancient ancestors used the same scents we do today in their daily lives and rituals. Frankincense is one of the oldest scents we know that has been used for healing benefits and has been burned inside homes for many years. Studies prove it can actually help to slow down our breathing and help give a sense of calm, just like the ever-popular Lavender. Who knew?
Have a look at our little handy guide and see which scents and fragrances can help benefit you from everything to helping to uplift a low mood, relax and unwind you, or help to give you more energy.
THE SCENTS AND THE BENEFITS
Low energy and mood, sad, tired and lethargic, lack of sleep
Zesty Citrus fragrances such as Lemongrass, or Lemon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mandarin or Orange, Eucalyptus and Yuzu. Freshly cut grass
Anxious, irritable and to clear the mind
Floral and strong fragrances such as Jasmine, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Orange
Happy and joyful and wanting to create a loving atmosphere
Try sweet scents such as Pomegranate, Raspberry, Blackberry, Vanilla, Jasmin, Rose,
In need of clearing your head so you can concentrate
Citrus fragrances to help awaken the senses including Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit, Yuzu fruit, and Eucalyptus. Also Cinnamon – believed to help improve your memory as well as concentration
In need of a good night’s sleep or need to relax and unwind
Unwind and de-stress with relaxing Lavender or Rose scents, Rosemary or Sandalwood
Suffering with PMS and associated symptoms
Lavender – the wonder of all essential oils
Foggy brain and cannot study or concentrate properly, feeling un-productive
Mint or Rosemary
Over energetic, unstable emotions
Help relax and stabilise emotions with Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Bergamot and Chamomile