10 Relaxed Scents For You & Your Home
Why does everyone make a big deal about the way things smell? That’s because the human olfactory system carries with it generations of information. The sense of smell is the only cranial nerve — nerves that emerge from the brain and control body functions, including eye movement, hearing, taste, and vision — that can regenerate itself. So now you understand how smelling something relaxing and comforting brings an anxiety-relief experience, you S-M-I-L-E.
Imagine surrounding yourself with the aroma of beautiful essential oils and herbs. With all the time spent at home, your body, mind, and spirit will keep you calm for hours together. Well, now that your smelly-senses are all tingly and riled up, here are the top aromatherapy scents you need to infuse your life with naturally:
In many parts of the world, basil is not just garnished over pasta and pizza; it is a holy herb that is revered for its medicinal and healing qualities. The natural benefits that come from this herb are genuinely intoxicating. If you’re suffering from any respiratory illness or even have issues with your energy levels, a few whiffs of this essential oil and the fragrance gets to work in an instant.
Ever heard of the saying, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?’ Well, all we do is work in the digitized world, and we feel nothing but dull all day. Your mind and body have a relationship that few seem to understand. It is a continuous cycle of nourishment that should be cared for properly. What lavender oil does is make your mind calm and grants you a stress-reducing environment no matter how many unanswered emails you have in that inbox! It presents you with an ideal world where stress doesn’t exist. The scent has an instant calming effect on the mind and radically reduces pressure from your work from home situation. Plus, it helps you sleep like a baby on cloud 9.
Sipped an Earl Grey tea before? Well, this citrusy scent is what Bergamot smells like! It is fresh, zappy, and peps you into a good mood like no other essential oil. Add a few drops of this oil to your bath or diffuser if you want to add a sense of gratitude, joy, and overall happiness to your life. This oil is also an excellent method to regulate hormonal imbalances triggered by stress if your mood is down because of skin worries. This oil remedies that situation! It takes care of your skin and keeps it warm, supple, and healthy!
Tip: Add a few drops of it into your body lotion after testing it out on your skin. It can bestow you with some fantastic skin!
Sage/ Clary Sage
Healers, Psychologists, Doctors, Therapists, Shamans, and any holistic practitioner out there swears by the benefits of the good old Sage. Like the name itself suggests, sage is like the old, wise elder sibling of essential oils that has been in use since the beginning to clear off any negativity in the atmosphere and within ourselves. Bring in the glory of this essential oil into your home and elevate to a frequency of peacefulness, joy, gratitude, relief, and wholesomeness. Apart from that, it eases menstrual cramps, provides comfort to women with menopause, acts as an antidepressant, and comes with antibacterial properties.
Tip: Burn sage and let the smoke purify your home with its fragrance. Plus, don’t go too close to the smoke detectors!
Need to amplify the feeling of love and togetherness in your family? This is the primordial essential oil for all things love. If you ever want to bring back that lost romance, just add a few drops to a well-drawn bath or your aromatherapy diffuser in the bedroom and let the scents sweep you and your partner away! Apart from being an aphrodisiac, rose aromatherapy helps relieve stress, has antibacterial properties, and gives women relief from their cramps during menses.
Tip: Bring home some authentic uncut rose quartz crystals and then hold them close to your heart while inhaling the sweet & floral scent of rose. This opens up your heart to love and allows you to release fear and self-doubt.Aromatherapy is a great de-stressing activity for the home and yourself. Your home carries in it an energy vibration that should be protected at all costs. The best way to keep your home in a natural state of calm and abundance is to play some frequency music and light up essential oils as candles or in a diffuser and just take in the present moment, one breath at a time.