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Feeling stressed, tired or just need a boost? Why not try changing your mood with aromatherapy products? Aromatherapy is based on the belief that oils from certain plants or flowers can have medicinal or emotional effects on the body. The trick is to use the right one or the correct blend to achieve the desired change. Consider the following recommendations inspired by AromaWeb and Aromatherapy.com.
For sleep and stress relief:
Some people pop a pill before bed every night, but there are scents that can provide a natural solution. Using calming aromatherapy oils like lavender and chamomile may relax your body enough to help you fall asleep. These same scents along with lemon, orange, patchouli and vanilla can all help relieve stress as well.
If you need a boost when you wake up in the morning, there are several scents that can help add some pep to your step. Peppermint is known to awaken the senses. Other powerful fragrances that can help include basil, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, rosemary and sandalwood.
To cheer up:
Whatever the reason behind you feeling blue, smelling these scents can give you a quick, natural pick me up. Try bergamot, Roman chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, grapefruit, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli orange, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang for an instant boost.
For anger issues:
Feeling frustrated or angry? Help yourself calm down by sniffing scents like chamomile, lavender, mandarin, sandalwood, bergamot, jasmine, orange, rose, vetiver, patchouli and ylang ylang.
For your mind:
Aromatherapy may also be able to assist with memory and concentration. Basil, black pepper, cypress, hyssop, lemon, peppermint and rosemary should be used if you're looking for a mental boost.
For getting in the mood:
For those looking for a natural aphrodisiac, aromatherapy can provide just the right atmosphere. Scents like clary sage, jasmine, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang will all help set the mood for a romantic evening.
These scents can be found in oil form, but should not be applied to skin that way. Use a diffuser or a pot of hot water. There are also many products that are created with these natural oils that can provide the same mood-changing result. Try these scents in the form or lotions, perfumes, candles and more using a Bath and Body Works promotion code.