Breathe, just breathe… Our ability to smell is one of our most powerful senses and everything that we breathe in goes straight into our limbic system, which controls our mood, memory, behaviour and emotions. Familiar smells from childhood can put a smile on your face and the smell of a new born baby can make you emotional. Aromatherapy is a powerful healing tool which can change your behaviour, perception and mood.
The positive impact of aromatherapy
Many skincare products use synthetic scents which means that even though the products have benefits for the skin, they have very little, if any, benefits to our sense of smell and our limbic system. Thankfully, as the definition of quality changed over years, the beauty industry started to move towards more natural ingredients and the addition of essential oils into the skincare products became a real game changer for consumers. Essential oils can be powerful and very effective and offer an array of skin health benefits, as well as benefits to the entire body. Of course, they need to be used in the right concentration as they can be damaging when used in doses which are too high or if poor quality oils are used. Essential oils are an important part of aromatherapy and can be used to promote sleeps, reduce stress and anxiety, treat muscular complaints and address skin concerns.
Skincare and beauty is not just about the visual effects on your body – it’s also about your overall wellbeing. With that in mind, why not take the time to turn your skincare into a real ritual. Self-care can include things like exercising, meditating, going for a walk and reflecting. It’s also important to surround yourself with friend and positive people, and allow yourself to experience all your emotions. Of course, it also means taking the time to bathe yourself so you can immerse in the smells of authentic traditions and focus on your wellbeing.
There are so many amazing essential oils which can be used to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Here are just some of our favourites:
Sandalwood – Sandalwood essential oil has been used for centuries due to its ability to alleviate anxiety, assist with symptoms of insomnia, increase mental functioning and treat stress. It also has a reputation for promoting smooth, soft skin and reducing the appearance of skin imperfections.
Jasmine – Jasmine essential oil is highly sought after due to its beautiful, floral aroma and numerous benefits. This oil has multiple uses due its antidepressant qualities, ability to prevent infections, management of menopausal symptoms and sleep promoting qualities. It also helps to treat dry and dehydrated skin.
Rose – Rose essential oil not only smells beautiful but also has a number of benefits, particularly for the skin. Not only can it help relieve stress and anxiety, it can also hydrate the skin and reduce the signs of scars and ageing.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon essential oil with its warming, spicy aroma has long been sought after for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. It’s been used in many cultures to treat ailments such as colds and flus, menstrual cramps, respiratory problems and digestive issues. Cinnamon oil can also boost circulation and soothe muscular pain.
Our luxury bath products are inspired by bathing rituals aromas of Japan, Arabia and Polynesia. Explore our range of products today to create your own ritual.