Studies have shown that Aromatherapy actually affects brain waves and can change behavior. Not all scents are created equal, nor does it affect human physiology and behavior in the same way.
The scent used in Aromatherapy
Rosemary, lavender and other scents listed below are the most common aromas used to reduce stress. In each description, we will show the effect and suggestions on how to make the most of them, so that you can match the scent to suit your Aromatherapy needs.
Rosemary is associated with a feeling of contentment. It has been shown to have a positive impact on performance and mood.
Rosemary has also demonstrated the ability to reduce cortisol levels. This means rosemary therapy can be a good option to reduce stress during the day when there is still much work to do.
Lavender is related to feeling of contentment, improving cognitive performance (some measures) and mood. It also shows other sedative and soothing effects.
Lavender has been shown to reduce cortisol levels. It can soothe new babies and mothers and promote positive interaction between mother and child.
Lavender is often used to promote newborn sleep and deep sleep in men and women. This can be a great option for anyone trying to relax for sleep or feel more calm and relaxed during the day.
Peppermint essential oil has been found to increase memory and alertness. It can provide a great welcome for those who are too tired and too busy, stressed students and overworked people.
Ylang-ylang has actually been found to reduce alertness, long-term processing speed and memory impairment. It has also been found to promote calm and reduce stress, making it a good option to relax and relieve stress at the end of a long day.
LemonSome studies have shown that lemon oil may have antidepressant effects. It is a good option to reduce stress and improve mood as well.
Benefits of other scents
If there’s a scent you like that’s on this list, that doesn’t necessarily mean it can be helpful to reduce stress. A simple fact that pleases you can make you fall into a different mood, so why don’t you conduct your own research? If it seems to work for you, then by all means, use it.
If you find that its effect is not what you had hoped for, there are many other scents available. There are many proven scents that are effective for relaxation, enhancing mood, alertness, deeper relaxation and sleep, so you have many options to choose from!
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