When you smell something you like, it can put an instant smile on your face. Releasing any stress that were swarming around in your head, causing anxiety, stress, and exhaustion. This is the power of aromatherapy.
Science shows that when you smell pleasant scents, it activates your mind to be happy, positive, and productive. It increases your immune system functions so you stay strong physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Adding in the simple habit of taking a whiff of a pure essential oil or essential oil blend, twice a day, can make all the difference in how you handle stress, respond to daily demands, and stabilize your mood. Let’s face it, we could all use a little bit if sanity in a bottle right now, right?
How can you make this into habit, without adding extra time to your schedule? Let me give you 2 strategies that is simple, convenience, and impactful.
- Diffuse a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser in the morning when you are getting ready for work. Turn it off before you leave. For a non-electric version, add a few drops of essential oil to a small bowl of Epsom salt. Save this mixture and use it as a bath soak at the end of the day. Boom! A 2-for-1 habit.
- At the end of the day, use the Epsom salt mixture for a nice rejuvenating, aromatic bath soak. Or make up a fresh batch using 1 cup Epsom salt and 10 total drops of essential oil like lavender, frankincense, orange, or cypress.
The key with aromatherapy, smell what you like, as often as you want. It nourishes your brain and body to be resilient, responsive, and recharged.