Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory, and just changing the way a room smells can change your entire outlook on the day.
If you smell lavender and feel relaxed or sleepy, if you smell lemon and it wakes you up, or if you smell cypress and get a jolt of grounded energy like you’re walking through the forest, that’s not a coincidence – it’s aromatherapy. Aromatherapy bath salts are one simple way that you can change your entire mood all in the span of one bath.
What Are Aromatherapy Baths?
Aromatherapy is the idea that the power of scent is tied to mood. It is best experienced with natural essential oils, as these contain the power of the plants from which they’re extracted. Enjoy aromatherapy as you soak in your bath tub and you get a soothing aromatherapy bath experience.
Natural essential oils are authentic aromas, while synthetic perfumes contain various ingredients that make the aromatherapy experience far more challenging. Synthetic fragrances may contain irritating, cloying, or otherwise distracting aromas coming from the chemical compounds used to create the scent, therefore taking away the nose’s ability to effectively turn the aroma into a certain feeling or mood.
Different essential oils, and therefore different aromas, can work to create different moods. For instance, lavender is a popular oil used in aromatherapy bath salts that has been used for the purpose of relaxation for thousands of years. Lemon is another essential oil often used in aromatherapy, but instead of inducing feelings of relaxation like the herbal lavender, it promotes feelings of zesty brightness, energy, and invigoration.
Bringing Aromatherapy Into Your Bath
Bringing aromatherapy into your bath is as simple as choosing a natural bath soak blend. When selecting a blend you want to prioritize USP grade epsom salt or natural Mediterranean Sea salt, all-natural essential oils, and basic ingredients that won’t take away from the aromatherapeutic experience.
For those just starting out in aromatherapeutic baths, Deep Relaxation is the quintessential simple soothing soak. This blend is made using USP grade epsom salt, fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, Vitamin C crystals, and simple pure lavender essential oil. The most powerful relaxation aroma, it’s an ideal choice for anyone looking to soothe away the stresses of the day.
If you’re in the market for a soak that features relaxation and upliftment, there is Tranquility Soak. Tranquility soak features the same base as Relaxation, with USP grade epsom salt, fractionated MCT coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, and Vitamin C crystals, but bringing the aroma to the blend are essential oils of fresh geranium, uplifting lemongrass, soothing chamomile, and relaxing lavender.
Aromatherapy For Any Mood
Stress is an epidemic throughout the United States, with many adults failing to take any self-care time for themselves. As these emotional tensions build, you may find yourself having a difficult time living the best life you should be living. Aromatherapy bath salts serve as a reminder to take time out for self-care, and as a tool to make sure that self-care time is time well spent.