Let’s face it. This past year was incredibly challenging. And although we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, many of us are in need of peace and calm. That’s where the power of scent comes in. Certain plants and herbs have healing properties that, when breathed in, can create a serene feeling and mindset. At Aroma360, we utilize many of these soothing ingredients in our fragrance oils. Here’s four of our favorite scents to unwind with.
The use of lavender as a purifying agent goes back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. With its violet flowers and fresh floral scent, lavender can reduce anxiety, insomnia, depression and headaches. In fact, recent studies suggest that the compound found in lavender can lessen stress by stimulating the nose to pass calming signals to the brain directly.
Native to Indonesia, ylang ylang is a tropical flower with a rich fruity and floral fragrance. Ylang ylang creates a relaxed environment by decreasing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and promoting positive feelings. In addition to alleviating tension, the scent of ylang ylang is also thought to be an aphrodisiac.
Often described as intoxicating, sensual and exotic, jasmine is known as the scent for lovers. Jasmine’s anti-depressant properties make it very popular because it can lift your mood, clear the mind and release inhibitions. Fall in love with being happy.
The patchouli plant is native to tropical regions and grows as a bushy herb with pale pink-white flowers. Known for its musky, spicy and sweet scent, patchouli has been used to make perfume for centuries. This earthy essence is perfect for grounding and balance.