Our sense of smell has to do with one of the most primitive parts of our brain, and yet we still rely on it in many aspects of our day-to-day life. It has been proven that the sense of smell is closely connected to your memories. That is why the scent of apple pie instantly makes you think about baking with Grandma or why a certain cologne reminds you of your father.
Though smells can sometimes trigger memories we'd rather forget, they allow us to look back on our most treasured memories too. However, memories aren't the only thing they can trigger.
An article by Lenka Spiska called “Aromatherapy Finding Way Into Homes, Conventional Medicine” gives us a better understanding of what aromatherapy is and how it can benefit us. Spiska is a professional energy healer and medical intuologist. She regularly works with clients to better their spiritual and physical selves by using methods such as aromatherapy.
But What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy uses various scents to promote a positive physical or mental effect. This form of therapy has been used for hundreds of years and has proven to have beneficial results. Aromatherapy often involves candles, incense, or essential oils in order to use their aromas in a more controlled manner. However, some may opt for more natural sources such as leaves and flower petals.
Why Is It So Important?
Aromatherapy can be advantageous to one's physical and mental well-being. For some, it may not make a huge difference, but for others, it may greatly improve their quality of life.
For example, lavender essential oil has proven to help with emotional issues. With so many individuals dealing with those, a natural way to curb the symptoms can make a world of difference. Aromatherapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution nor should you use it to replace any of your medications. However, it can lift your mood without any side effects, so it can complement any treatment you are undergoing.
Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Another route you can take to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy is using Epsom salt infused with essential oils during bath time. Blends such as our Slim Soak and Cold Season Bath Soak are perfect for such purposes. If you prefer other scents, drop by our online store to see the other amazing bath products we have in stock.