Scents that will make you feel calm and less anxious, according to science.
Here is the part of the article where I am quoted on ‘how scents can affect our mood’.
Geraldine McCullagh, a registered Clinical Aromatherapist at Me-Time Therapies, commented: ‘When we breathe in a scent, it triggers a reaction in the part of our brain (limbic system) and sets off a reaction in our bodies such as feeling calm or energised. The limbic system also associates smells with emotion and memories.
‘People tend to like the fruity-floral aroma of bergamot, which can result in feeling relaxed and their spirits uplifted. Lavender reduces muscle tension, and is regularly used to aid sleep. Geranium helps us to feel emotionally balanced and helps to reduce anxiety caused by stress and overwork.
‘Citrus scents are associated with an uplifting mood. For example, orange is sometimes called “sunshine in a bottle”, due to making people feel joyful and positive. Frankincense can create a sense of peace, helping people have time to breathe and be still.’
Geraldine says to stop anxiety from escalating, we can ‘train’ ourselves each time we feel anxious. ‘We can breathe in a smell and start to associate that smell with making us feel calm,’ she adds.
Full article 31st March 2020 – www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle
Learn more about the benefits of Aromatherapy scents
I teach 1-day Aromatherapy courses throughout the year where you get to smell 15 different Aromatherapy Essential oils. I will also guide you in how to blend Aromatherapy oils and how to create blends for the scents that you love. You will make your own personalised Lip Balm, Bath Salts and Body lotion. This will give you the confidence to then create your own natural beauty products at home.
The maximum attending an Aromatherapy course is 6 people so that allows you to ask questions regarding which Aromatherapy oils would help with emotional, mental and physical health problems.
For more details of the 1-day Aromatherapy Blending course click on this link – Aromatherapy Course: How to blend Essential oils
The Glasgow Herald online has featured Me-Time Therapies as one of the five Scottish based skincare companies. The ‘Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm’ kit is included as a 100% natural beauty product.
The ‘Make your own Body Butter & Lip Balm’ kit is a wonderful starter kit in learning to make your own 100% natural skincare. The ingredients are 100% natural so that they are kind to your skin. By making your own skincare, you are also being kind to the environment as you are cutting down on single-use plastic beauty products. This also leads to saving money.
As I stated in the Glasgow Herald feature, the kit is proving popular with:
- Eco-conscious – they are cutting down on plastic waste by making their own natural skincare. They can also re-use the jars, bottles & box.
- People with sensitive skin – they are making fragrance free Body Butters & Lip balms and which are also free from toxic chemicals.
- Vegans – they are making their own Lip Balms without using Beeswax.
The Lip Balms and the Body Butters are easy to make. Recipe cards and video tutorials are included with step by step instructions. Options are also provided if you wish to fragrance your Lip Balms and Body Butters with Aromatherapy oils.
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10% of the profits of the ‘Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm Kit’ go towards buying more medical equipment and beds in a Medical Centre in Ghana.
This kit allows you to make their own natural Lip Balms and Body Butters in your own kitchen hence the Motto ‘Created By Me, Made By You’.
The Make Your Own Body Butter & Lip Balm Kit can be purchased and shipped by Amazon. The cost is £20 plus free delivery from Amazon.