Best Aromatherapy Scents for Stress Relief

by editor on 12/10/2013

best aromatherapy scents for stress relief

So you’ve heard about Aromatherapy and you want to give it a shot. Then you realize, oh my, there is so much to consider! Well the good news is—it’s easy to learn the basics and what the best aromatherapy scents are and what they are used for. It is a great way to relax and so much more. So let’s get the basics down and get creative.

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to reach a certain mental, physical or emotional response. It isn’t just simply making your living space smell good, although if that is all you’re looking to do, then we will give you a little bonus to help you do that as well. However, the scent will still stimulate the senses in a specific way. Aromatherapy does not need to be complicated. It is an age old adaptable art. It’s been used to give health back, provide peace of mind and change the way we think. It can be used to lose weight or help with stress-related diseases like fibromyalgia.

For the most part, aromatherapy oils can be applied to the skin. They are mixed with what is called a “carrier oil” this makes the scented oil a little less concentrated. The carrier oil is a light sesame seed or safflower oil. Olive can be used but that may be a bit too nutty and can interfere with some scents.

Small Warnings for the some of the best aromatherapy oils:

Remember of course that aromatherapy oils cannot be ingested. Some are dangerous if you do so and some pose a danger to pregnant women such as Rosemary. So, a good read up on the scents you choose would be good—and yes it is the same risk to breathe the oil scent in as it is to apply. So if you are pregnant or lactating, take heed.

You are actually breathing in tiny droplets of oil so it goes to the bloodstream the same way.

90% of the oils used are harmless under normal conditions for everyone and can be enjoyed for a multitude of reasons.

Best Aromatherapy Scents

  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Sandalwood
  • Bergamont
  • Mandarin

All of these are great for stress and sleep. Learn how to mix and match these oils to perform the many duties they have. These are the top rated because they are linked to stress and sleep which is the number one reason most even know about aromatherapy.

Other oils that are very popular are:

  • Patchouli- mixes well with sandalwood
  • Rosemary
  • Rose or tea rose
  • Sweet pea
  • Chamomile is great to induce sleep mixed with any or several of the first five listed.

Aromatherapy guides can be found in the thousands online—so get Googling for the rest of the best aromatherapy scents that suit you.

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