Aromatherapy to Relieve Stress

Aromatherapy to Relieve Stress

Nov 14th 2022

Yes... it's true!  Aromatherapy can help relieve stress.  Your sense of smell has a way of sending messages to your brain to offer a calming effect.  There are certain botanical aromas that have shown to help lots of people feel more relaxed.  

Here's a list of the top ten scents you can try to soothe away your stress and put you in a zen mood.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

This oil is extracted from the orange rind of the bitter orange fruit.  Its scent is warm, bright, and fresh - a combination of notes to put you in a happy mood.

Chamomile, German (Matricaria chamomilla)

Steam distilled from delicate yellow and white flowers, German chamomile essential oil is a surprising blue color.  Meanwhile, its sweet herbal aroma is sure to promote peacefulness.

Frankincense (Bosellia carterii)

Its oil is steam distilled from the sacred tree's resin.  The rich woody scent delights with subtle notes of lemon, wet earth, and spicy pepperiness.

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

The bright yellow straw-like flowers produce a scent that is warm, green, spicy, floral, and complex.  The unusual combination of aromatic notes can send your mind a wandering into blissfulness. 

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

The oil is steam distilled from the flowers and tops.  The scent is a classic revered for its amazing relaxation powers.

Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens)

This oil is steam distilled from the Brazilian tree's wood.  Its scent is mystically musky, woody, and smooth and sends you drifting into calmness.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Its can the green herbal leaves of the patchouli plant produce such a sultry, smokey and lingering scent?  It surely is a favorite for promoting a mellow mood.

Rose (Rosa damascena)

The soft floral scent derived from rose petals is nurturing and luxuriously serene.

Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Seductive wood notes comingle with a lingering warm animal-balsamic scent.  Extracted from the heartwood, this oil is precious, with a tiny amount arising a meditative state.

Spruce (Picea mariana)

The needles of this Northern evergreen produce a fresh, soft, green-woody scent that is both calming and rejuvenating, like a forest stroll.  

How can you use aromatherapy to relax?

There are a variety of methods for using aromas to help calm your mood.  One of the most popular ways is to put pure essential oils into a diffuser and let the calming scents waft thru the air.  Floral waters offer a gentle spritz of soothing scent.  Essential oils can also be diffused in a carrier oil for topical use.

Aromaland offers a variety of aromatherapy products that will send you into a state of serene relaxation.  In addition to the single notes listed above, Aromaland offers the most amazing essential oil blends to soothe away the stress.