Aromatherapy: the scent of self-care
Scent is powerful stuff. Detect even a trace of that perfume you wore for years, and you’re likely to catch a glimpse of how you felt at the time.
Think of your morning coffee or your favorite breakfast aromas dancing through the room. Whether it’s coffee, pancakes, or bacon, your favorite morning treat can do a lot to get you going in the a.m.
Scent is our most evocative sense, so it’s a perfect addition to any self-care ritual.
Leverage different scents to help guide your mental and emotional state, as needed. Stock up on your favorite essential oils and a diffuser, then read up on their individual benefits.
These oils are popular:
- Lavender for sleep and relaxation
- Peppermint for feeling more energized and alert
- Lemon for a sunnier disposition
- Sandalwood to focus and mitigate stress
- Rosemary to feel physically calmer with focusing and energizing the mind
Also try taking your ritual into the shower. Hang eucalyptus leaves around your showerhead to help you feel more relaxed, as the natural steam releases the aroma (it looks great too). Plus inhaling the scent of eucalyptus can clear your nasal passages if you’re congested. Here’s a guide to help you get started.
Accessible and widely available, aromatherapy is easy, fun and one of the most affordable tools to help you guide how you want to feel.
Oh, the hai life.