The world we now live in makes us feel connected continuously, one screen away from a new thing to see. This fast-paced environment makes it challenging to find peace to disconnect and fully relax.
However, these ever-present stimuli are often very similar and exclude one essential element of the five senses: smell. Scents are directly linked to memories and emotions which have a direct impact on our moods, either positive or negative.
Essential Oils can be used to bring a positive response from the brain in order to allow for the body to fall into a better and more peaceful place. Essential Oils can help channel our emotions, trigger certain feelings, and will guide the brain through different sensations and promote relaxation.
When introducing soothing scent cortisols levels decrease, allowing us to reach a more restful state especially when paired with another soothing activity, such as meditation or yoga.
For this specific use, Essential Oils can be either diffused or used topically via a carrier oil to stimulate different areas of the brain and mitigate its response to stress while promoting a more peaceful response.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) - Soothing Essential Oil
By far, the most popular of all Essential Oils to relax, Lavender Essential Oil is known for its undeniable soothing properties. Through its scent, this natural elixir can help slow heart rate and lower blood pressure which ultimately appeases restlessness and brings a more peaceful mindset.
Our MĀ Secret: Simply add two drops of Lavender Essential Oils diluted in a carrier oil on different pulse points (temples, wrists or inside the elbow) or add a few drops to a warm bath to fully unwind.
Rose (Rosa damascena) - Essential Oils to pacify the mind
Extracted from the petals of this delicate flower, Rose Essential Oils is known to help reduce stress and balance hormones. The unique properties of this floral scent include soothing emotions, reducing stress and alleviating mood swings.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) - Tropical Essential Oils to let the mind wander
Exotic and floral, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is known to promote comfort and happiness. Native to Indonesia, this delicate scent helps clear negative emotions, uplift the mood and decrease anxiety.
Our MĀ Secret: Add fifteen drops of Calm Master Blend to a diffuser. Breath in and let the scent soothe the mind. You can place it close to your desk in order to mitigate stress or as support during mindfulness exercises.
Bergamot (citrus bergamia) - Uplifting Essential Oils
Relaxing and exhilarating, Bergamot Essential Oil is a remarkable stress reliever. Its citrusy aroma promotes a soothing and uplifting atmosphere while encouraging the mind to focus on uplifting emotions.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea) - Essential Oils to soothe and relax the mind
Earthy, Clary Sage Essential Oil presents a unique chemical profile which makes it highly relaxing and soothing. Known as a natural antidepressant, this delicate and sweet scent acts as a natural relaxant. Unlike others, Clary Sage Essential Oils can be used in many ways to promote a more neutral mood.
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) - Essential Oils to appease the mind
Extracted from bitter orange trees, it presents a very unique chemical profile which is ideal to create a soothing environment and help the mind be at peace. Petitgrain Essential Oils can be an exceptional anxiety relief at the end of a long day or to bring back emotional balance during a stressful day.
Throughout stressful moments, either days or longer periods, Essential Oils offer a grounding and soothing support helping the brain come down from the effervescent world we live in. Simply close your eyes and allow the aroma to guide the mind until it can find a place to relax and disconnect for a while.