Sometimes the simple things really do make all the difference. I have a way of over-complicating life in many areas, but I’ve come to realize that things that make me the happiest aren’t that complicated at all. So I’m trying to bridge the gap between what I think I need, and what I actually need. And that’s a mind, body, and spirit type of journey. One way I’m doing this is by introducing little things into my everyday life, so that self-care becomes an everyday practice. Simple things like lighting my favorite candle, using my special occasion perfume on a normal day, or keeping the flowers in my vase fresh. Don’t underestimate how healing a satisfying scent can be. Essentially, aromatherapy is one of those simple things that can make you happy. And adding aromatherapy to your self-care and skincare routine isn’t complicated at all.
WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Scents, particularly those from essential oils and other plant compounds, can have many remedial benefits. As told in a medicalnewstoday.com article, The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) defines aromatherapy as “the therapeutic application or the medicinal use of aromatic substances (essential oils) for holistic healing.” We know that our minds and bodies are connected, and aromatherapy is a perfect example of that. To make things simple, liken it to how the smell of cookies baking makes you smile and draws you into the kitchen. But more sophisticatedly, aromatherapy and essential oils engage your olafactory senses and sends signals to your brain’s limbic system. The limbic system is the part of your brain that controls your emotions and behaviors. And studies and historical uses have shown that the aromas of essential oils have many healing benefits for your body and mind.
THE BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY
The list of essential oils is long, and so are the benefits that come with them. Each type of essential oil, such as lavender or geranium, comes with its own unique benefits. But as a whole essential oils and aromatherapy can help relieve stress and anxiety, boost your energy, balance your hormones, improve concentration, calm pain and irritations, relax you to sleep, and so on. So adding aromatherapy to your self-care routine really makes it complete.
HOW TO ADD AROMATHERAPY TO YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE
Many beauty and self-care products harness the power of aromatherapy by incorporating essential oils and other plant extracts. And thus you can add aromatherapy to your self-care routine in a variety of ways. You can use essential oils and aromatherapy applied topically, through inhalation, and by releasing it into the air. And this list of beauty and self-care products makes utilizing aromatherapy simple for you.
The BEST LIFE ORGANICS Peach + Ginger Body Butter is a rich, moisturizing body cream that is full of rich ingredients. The star ingredient is Shea butter which is universally known for its nourishing and moisturizing properties. Shea butter is vitamin-rich and hydrates, repairs, and softens your skin like no other. This body butter is also infused with sweet almond oil and jojoba oil for added nutrients, more moisture, and a radiant glow. It’s also good for dry and rough skin, smoothening your skin’s texture, and healing scarring and unevenness. And arguably the best part of this body butter is its intoxicating and elevating scent. The scent is made from clean fragrance oils with notes of peach, ginger, sugar and spice. With this body butter you’ll feel like your rubbing self-care all over your body.
The KLEI Uplift Citrus Peels & Rose Floral Facial Steam is a perfectly named skincare steam with amazing benefits. The name comes from naturally uplifting ingredients like orange and lemon peels that bring happiness and put your mind at ease. And soothing ingredients like chamomile and lemongrass relieve stress from your mind, and calm inflammation in your skin. For added skincare benefits, florals like rose petals, lavender, and hibiscus moisturize your skin and even out your skin tone. You put these combined loose ingredients into a bowl of boiling water, use a towel over your head to contain the steam, and breathe deeply. The uplifting aroma raises your spirits as the steam and ingredients open your pores for skin-nourishing benefits.
The URB APOTHECARY Sweetgrass Facial Mist + Room Spray is a dual purpose spray, but singularly focuses on relief. Traditionally, sweetgrass is burned to get rid of bad energy and creates a healing atmosphere. And this smokeless hydrosol facial mist and room spray can be used in the same way. It’s made from organic sweetgrass from the Pacific Northwest that clears your space with a sweet smelling aroma. And dually you can use this mist as a facial toner. It gives relief to your skin by calming it and reducing redness and inflammation. The scent is mostly vanilla, which is known to bring forth a sense of happiness, and it is grounded in woody and earthy tones. So the sweetgrass, along with the aroma, gives you an energy balancing touch.
THE HAPPINESS SMELLS GOOD BUNDLE makes life a little sweeter. It’s filled with products that smell sweet and have good for you ingredients that treat your skin and senses well. In the bundle is the BEST LIFE ORGANICS Peach + Ginger Body Butter that smells amazing as it nourishes your skin. Then there is the KLEI Uplift Citrus Peels & Rose Floral Facial Steam that gives you a second to pause and breathe upbeat energy into your mind and your skin. And the URB APOTHECARY Sweetgrass Facial Mist + Room Spray calms and soothes your skin, and can also clear the energy in your atmosphere. In this bundle you’ll also receive a copy of THE BEAUTY MOOD GUIDE Digital Download which is a digital self-care handbook that is designed to help you find your way back to happy, no matter your current mood. The digital guide shows you how to use the full benefits of these products, along with helpful tips, guided journals, and positive affirmations to help you overcome your mood and stay happy.
The message is to make things simple. Life is already like a box of chocolates, so there’s no need to make it more complicated. So by simply adding aromatherapy to your self-care routine, you can help put your mind at ease and tackle life. Happiness smells good, literally.