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Aromatherapy 101: How Scent Can Help Us Relax and Stay Inspired

Whether you know it or not, there is power in scent. From relaxing to staying inspired, there’s a lot of reasons why you should incorporate scent into your self-care routine. (In fact, when exposed to certain scents, it triggers our emotions and moods. And, that’s just the beginning!)

The Benefits of Scent (That You May Not Know)

Aromatherapy (or using natural scent for wellness purposes) is a holistic therapeutic practice that uses the natural properties of plants and other aromatic essences to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Certain scents have been used for thousands of years throughout ancient cultures to cleanse, heal, and refresh both body and mind for numerous ailments or other issues. For example, in ancient Egyptian times, Egyptian Royalty would use essential oils for medical purposes in baths, perfumes, or medicines. 

Today, scent is used for:

  • Memory Care
  • Relaxation
  • Energy
  • Nausea Relief
  • Inflammation Reduction
  • Antioxidants 
  • Headache Relief

Now that we went over some of the benefits, let’s take a look at some of our favorite essential oils that you should add to your collection at home. 

8 Powerful Essential Oils for Self-Care

If you don’t know what essential oils are already, essential oils are essentially oils that are isolated from plants’ flowers, leaves, bark and resin to create a pure, holistic oil meant for healing purposes or relaxation (depending on the oil). These oils can be inhaled via diffuser or applied topically. Here are some of our top essential oils that we like to use at BODY IQ Wellness:

  1. Lavender – Relaxation, Sleep
  2. Peppermint– Nausea Relief, Memory
  3. Citrus – Energy
  4. Eucalyptus – Dry Skin, Cold Relief
  5. Tea Tree – Acne Relief, Dandruff Control
  6. Chamomile – Anxiety Relief, Sleep
  7. Beramont – Alleveiate Pain, Inflammation
  8. Ylang Ylang – Reduce Tension, Stress, Insomnia

Tip: Our favorite brand of essential oils is a brand called doTerra. They sell essential oils and diffusers to help you out on your journey towards wellness!

Make Time for Yourself in 2022

This year is your year to take self-care seriously. You don’t have to go out and buy all the oils listed, but if you start off with a few and experiment with them, you may be pleasantly surprised by the benefits it brings you. 

Looking for a Wellness Boutique in Camp Hill, PA? Stop by our BODY IQ Wellness Shop in Downtown Camp Hill. We’d love to see you!

P.S. Be sure to check out some of our Elizabeth W. Body Care Products like our Vetiver Spa Kit, Cucumber Hand Care Kit, or our Lavender Spa Kit!