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Aromatherapy and More: 5 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress - There’s nothing unnatural about feeling stressed. Stress hormones send signals to your body to go into a state of “fight or flight” and to push through nerve-wracking situations like speaking in front of a crowd or finishing a swimming competition. See, in some situations, stress can be the appropriate response.
However, excessive and persistent stress can lead to wear and tear on the mind and body. You may feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to cope, which is why you need to actively find easy ways to relax and release this stress.
The Journal of Advanced Nursing published a study showing aromatherapy as an effective tool for patients in intensive care to feel less anxious and more positive immediately. This is a lesson that you can apply at home, says behavioral health therapist Jane Ehrman, MEd. on a Cleveland Clinic write-up on aromatherapy.
Each scent brings with it a specific benefit for your overall well-being. Scents like lavender and bamboo can help you feel more relaxed and less anxious, while zesty scents like lemon and pomegranate boost your energy. You can browse through our collection of “Comforting Scents” for aromatherapy blends and fragrances that allow you to relax at home whether that be through candles, diffusers, or body products.
This is one of the quickest and easiest ways you can relieve stress—and it won’t even cost you a single penny.
It’s also a very discreet way to calm yourself down and relax, perfect for when you’re in a stressful meeting or when you’re in a place surrounded by a lot of people. There are a number of breathing techniques that you can try. One of the simplest exercises that wellness coach Elizabeth Scott recommends is inhaling through the nose and counting to three, holding that breath in for a second, and then slowly exhaling through your nose for another three seconds.
Developing a Good Skincare Routine
There’s an undoubtedly therapeutic quality to “me time,” and in a Rodan + Fields study, chief scientific officer Dr. Tim Falla claims that there is significant evidence that connects an individual’s skin health with their emotional well-being and stress levels.
So go ahead and indulge yourself with a fabulous skincare routine, but make sure that it suits your skin type. As lifestyle writer Sheena Dizon emphasizes in a PrettyMe writeup on AR Vitamin E Cream, make sure to do a skin patch test when you integrate new skincare products into your routine to test skin compatibility and spare yourself from the added stress of dealing with allergies. Do this by applying a bit of product to a small area on your neck or behind the ear and a small patch on your arm and leave it on for 24 hours, so you can check for any irritation.
You might be surprised to know that chewing gum actually helps relieve stress and anxiety. Emerging studies have found out that people who chew gum have a greater sense of well-being and generally lower stress levels than those that don’t. Participants of the study even claimed that they felt greater stress relief when they chewed more strongly.
Dietician Kerri-Ann Jennings explains that this may be because chewing gum promotes blood flow to the brain and that it also creates brain waves that mimic those found when you’re in a relaxed state.
Listening to music
Music is something people naturally turn to in times of distress, and rightly so. Like scents, different types of music elicit different responses. Classical music, for example, is believed to be calming and soothing. However, music preference varies from person to person.
A writeup on Psychology Today detailing how music impacts our emotions emphasizes how music helps us with "emotion regulation." Music is used to energize, maintain focus, and even disengage from distressing situations. There are many ways to utilize music in our day-to-day lives, and you may find that listening to your favorite music can help you de-stress.
Stress is something that’s constant in your life and that’s okay, but make sure to always take a moment to relax and unwind. You have a wealth of quick and convenient stress relief activities to tide you through the next stressful day.
Enhance your space, health, and mood with Aromatherapy from Aroma Retail and our high-quality fragrance solutions. A scent is a powerful tool that you can utilize to benefit yourself and the people you care about in various ways. Let us show you how.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy with Aroma Retail involves the use of aromatic plants to affect both the mind and body. Believe it or not, aromatherapy dates back to the peoples of ancient China, Egypt, and India. So, there’s a lot of history behind what might seem like just another trendy buzzword in the natural health world. More and more, today’s science is starting to catch on to the time-tested benefits of aromatherapy.
How Can It Benefit You?
Choose a fragrance with aromatherapeutic properties and you can take home scenting from a lovely accent to a beneficial tool. While claims that essential oils can cure all of your ills are yet to be proven, there are still many ways to put aromatherapy to work for you.
Improve Focus & Concentration
Relieve Stress & Anxiety
Brighten The Mood
Get Better Sleep
Choosing relaxing home fragrances can ease you mentally and physically. So keep a reed diffuser in your bedroom, surround the tub with flickering candles, or program the Scent Machine Home Unit 101 to infuse your home with calming scents, from the moment you walk in the door until bedtime.
Choose fragrances that include relaxing or calming elements like lavender, ylang-ylang, vanilla, chamomile, or jasmine. Here are some scents from our collections to help you feel calmer.
On the other hand, you can get the day started full of energy or enhance your study or work-from-home efforts with invigorating home fragrances. Tell your mind and body that it’s time to wake up and get things done by programming your Scent Machine - Home Unit 101 to turn on a little before you usually get out of bed. Keep a reed diffuser in your home gym area to keep you going. Or, have a selection of room sprays in your desk drawer for those all-night cram sessions or pending deadlines.
Look for scents that include energizing top notes like citrus, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, coffee, or ginger. Here are a few from our fragrance collections to get you up and running or keep you going for the long haul.
Aria at City Center’s Pink Grapefruit
Harrahs’ Mandarin Zest
Langham Hotels’ Ginger Flower
Social House Bright Sunshine
Mandarin Oriental’s Green Bamboo
Nobu Hotel’s Lemon Ginger
High-Quality Diffusion Options
Get the best results from your Aromatherapy with Aroma Retail, but choosing the highest quality home scenting solutions. At Aroma Retail, we carry the perfect diffusion option for your desired use and size of space.
Our Scent Machine Home Unit 101 uses actual fragrance oils instead of cartridges. So, you can count on far-reaching, constant aromatherapy that lasts from day one until your oil is gone. Here are some of our other great scent diffusion options.
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