The power of scent has great effect on our overall well-being. Mentally, it helps to stimulate the part of the brain that is connected to our emotions. Physically, it can help to cleanse, tone, and even balance our system. And as for the spirit, aromatherapy, through the power of essential oils, has a way of uplifting and inspiring us based on the scents that we choose.
So, if you don’t have essential oils, diffusers, or scented candles in your home, now is just a good of a time as any to give them a try. Here are some of our favorite healing and uplifting scents.
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If you or someone in your home battle with issues like anxiety, insomnia, or even mild bouts of depression, lavender oil can help to relieve a lot of the feelings associated with those issues. You can also apply it directly to your scalp to help to remove dandruff. And dried culinary lavender is something that you can sprinkle onto your yogurt to keep down your monthly tummy bloating.
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The scent of cinnamon oil can help to increase brain activity within the body. It’s also seen as a scent that can serve as a sex stimulant. If you choose to apply the oil directly to the body, you might want to dilute it with a carrier oil like almond or grapeseed because of it's strentch. Cinnamon oil can also help to reduce menstrual pain, tackle mild skin infections, and remove the stiffness you may feel in your joints.
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Citrus oil---especially lemon oil---helps to energize anyone who smells it. It also has a reputation for increasing awareness, improving concentration, and even decreasing your appetite. When citrus oil is taken into the system, it tames an upset stomach, detoxifies your liver and kidneys, and also improves immunity.
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There really is something that is simply so soothing and warm about the scent of vanilla. It does have a wealth of health advantages too. When applied to the body, it helps to heal acne, soothe burns, condition hair, and aid in weight loss. As far as the scent itself, it can treat depression and relieve nausea.
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Sandalwood is somewhat of a musky scent that is extracted from Sandalwood trees. If you’re restless and you’re looking for something to relax and calm you, it can do so, remarkably well. Sandalwood also aids in stimulating concentration and inspiring positive thinking. Internally, it’s an awesome expectorant, it treats infections in the urinary tract, and when you apply it to inflamed parts of the body, it can decrease inflammation.
Peppermint candy is the best. So is peppermint essential oil. It also gives an energy boost and increases concentration. And it can lower hunger cravings and help to remove any respiratory congestion you may be having. Internally, it improves indigestion and soothes sunburn. Externally, it brings about muscle pain relief, improves the quality of your hair and is great for a baby’s sore gums while they are teething.
7. Roses and cloves
The scent of rose is always romantic. As an oil, it can be diluted with water in order to help to tone the skin, it’s a wonderful moisturizer if your skin is naturally oily, and it is also known to soothe skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. When cloves are added, it can help to relieve upper respiratory infections. Also, clove oil alone is miraculous for a toothache and can also enhance sexual health as well.