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I’m glad you asked! The idea behind aromatherapy is that the use of therapeutic essential oils can help prevent illness by reducing anxiety. Anxiety causes many problems including pain, hair loss, weakened immune system, skin rashes, and much more. Scent or smells have an effect on the part of the brain that supports our emotions, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and sense of smell.
Smells can trigger good memories, like the smell of chocolate chip cookies. You smell like chocolate chip cookies, so you think of you and your mother in the kitchen when you were little bringing a sense of happiness. Smells can also trigger bad memories, like the very smell of chocolate chip cookies. You smell chocolate chip cookies, so you think you fell off the back porch while eating a chocolate chip cookie and create a sense of pain. In each of these scenarios, your body has either a positive or negative reaction.
Pleasant odors in the air make people stay longer in retail stores, spas, hotels, movie theaters, museums, and casinos. They have also been shown to improve productivity and improve physical performance in athletes when the room smelled like mint or lemon.
In a nutshell, aromatherapy focuses on scents that create a positive, relaxing response from your body that gives you an overall sense of well-being. So the next time someone asks you, “What does aromatherapy do?” You can tell them it helps you relax!
It’s easy to incorporate into your routine. I personally recommend a Aromatherapy essential oil diffuser. They are relatively cheap and you can put them anywhere. (Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, Office) They are also amazing gifts. I am addicted to mine. There are all kinds of essential oils for all kinds of moods. They come with recipes for whatever you need to try at that time. My 10 year old grandson wants one for his birthday to help treat his allergies! They even have one with an LED night light that changes colors and turns off automatically. Just pick your choice. (This is the one I have. The light calms me down too.) Whatever you choose, it will make an amazing difference in your life.