Ease your mind with aromatherapy

Ease your mind with aromatherapy

Whether you’re feeling anxious or you can’t quite clear that foggy head of yours, aromatherapy might just hold the solution. Aromatherapy oils don’t just relax the muscles and smell good, they also offer a powerful solution to many mind-related issues such as stress and depression.

The power of essential oils

Breathing in aromatherapy oils activates the brain and the area of the brain that controls your emotions, through the olfactory nerve. It’s this nerve that’s responsible for smell and located near the hippocampus, which controls both memory and emotions. Your central nervous system is also stimulated upon breathing in essential oils, the part of your brain that monitors your internal organs and transmits signals to your glands and muscles.

Ease your mind with aromatherapy

The mind-body connection

Using aromatherapy to relax your mind also offers a whole host of other benefits. As your mind is connected to your body – influencing the activities in your body – relieving your mind can also prevent stress-related body responses from occurring. These include:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Increased perspiration

You’ll probably recognise many of these symptoms, as well as an impaired immune system function after a bout of stress. As aromatherapy helps to keep stress at bay, it can also enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

Ease your mind with aromatherapy

The best aromatherapy combinations for your mind

Want to experience the power of aromatherapy for yourself? Easing your mind with aromatherapy is easy, all you need is a pre-blended oil, carefully blended scented candle, or a selection of aromatherapy oils with relaxing properties.

Here are some of our favourite combinations…

To reinvigorate your mind

Joy scented candle

You can try Joy scented candles, our upbeat and bright scented candle full of mind-boosting ingredients, including citrus oils, musk, rose, lily and iris.

For peace and calm

nocturne scented candles

You can also try Nocturne scented candles, one of our most calming and beautiful scented candles to-date. With its clever combination of sandalwood, amber, patchouli, vetiver and clove, it’s the perfect accompaniment for a relaxing evening.

For a good night’s sleep

Still Scnted Candle

You can also switch off with Still scented candles, our ultimate bedtime scent. With ingredients like lavender, geranium, and chamomile, it’s sure to soothe and relax your mind, body and soul.

Other oils known for their calming properties include rose, frankincense, bergamot, vetiver, geranium, and ylang ylang.

You can also add these essential oils to the floor of your shower for a fabulous essential oil steam; mix a few drops of your favourite calming essential oil to a body cream for a relaxing blend; or book yourself in for a treat-worthy aromatherapy massage.

Enjoy!

How has aromatherapy helped you? Share you experiences with us in the comments below or tweet us @MeltCandles

Posted on 25th Mar, 2016 by Cheryl Hook

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