Have you ever been immersed in something or walking down the street; when suddenly you detect a distinct fragrance in the air?
It is so powerful; you stop in your tracks and look around. A detailed memory is triggered, and you are taken back to a sweet childhood moment or a perhaps a first outing with a loved one. You remember and smile. Such is the alluring potency of smell.
That response comes from each of our olfactory nervous systems. Of all the five human senses, smell is the most direct way to access our mood, memory, emotions, and even physiology. That is why aromatherapy is so powerful.
Body + Mind + Environment
These days’ essential oils are also prescribed to improve your well being psychologically as mood enhancers. Deliberate use of essential oils can transform your perspective and interrupt negative emotions or stress, which we know is the leading cause of illness. While it may seem like you are just simply smelling something, it’s actually a direct way to impact your mood and, therefore, your health at any given moment.
Beauty routines as a tool for self-care
One way to relax and distress is through activities like bubble baths, manicures or aromatherapy. Imagine a weekend morning bath with soothing music, dim lit candles and your favorite fragrance. Activities like these can recharge our batteries in no time, reduce anxiety, improve our mood and manage our stress.
Our favorite festivals bring us joy and happiness and these memories are often triggered by the smell of festive sweets, apple pie in the oven, the aroma of incense sticks, flowers or candles. Getting into that mood often by recreating these cosy aromas and giving our home that festive ambience may help everyone at home stay cheerful, calm and help sailing through these tough times.
How about making these simple essential oil home sprays at home? You can also check the TIWIW – Inspiration Board for personal care and home fragrances from our partners Ekam, Astralglee etc. and treat yourself with a memorable experience.
TIWIW wishes that soon everyone would shift to thinking about not just their individual wellbeing, but also the happiness of the people around them, and their community.
What do you think?