Taking time to care for yourself is essential when living in a fast-paced urban environment. Stress, heavy work-load, pollution and emotional fatigue are just some of the factors affecting our balance and well-being, which means taking time to look after ourselves has never been more important. One of the best ways to do this is to harness the powers of aromatherapy and essential oils.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of naturally extracted essences to balance, harmonise and promote inner calm for the mind, body and skin. Natural scents can have a positive impact on our emotional and physical well-being when used in skincare and our beauty routines.
Why are Aromatherapy Oils good for our Mood?
Our sense of smell is the most powerful of all our senses, and has the strongest influence on brain activity. When we smell essential oils, they can trigger a change in mood almost instantly. Depending on the individual scent, you can use them to trigger motivation and happiness, or to help you relax and unwind.
Why are they Good for our Skin?
On top of the mood-boosting benefits of aromatherapy, they’re also great at taking care of your skin. The main benefit of aromatherapy oils is their anti-ageing properties. With the ability to hydrate, regenerate and provide the skin with essential nutrients, these all-natural skincare wonders will help you to maintain a youthful complexion with minimal effort and maximum benefits.
As they can help to promote a positive mindset, they can have a great impact on the health and state of our skin. Stress for example, releases a compound called Cortisol in our bodies, which in turn can wreak havoc with other hormones, causing imbalance and disruption. This can lead to breakouts appearing, as well as dry skin and under-eye bags. Reducing this stress therefore can have a huge impact on the health and look of your complexion.
Top 5 Aromatherapy Products
ESPA Soothing Candle
The ESPA Soothing Candle is infused with Myrrh, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood and Frankincense, to help relieve feelings of anxiety and tension.
Once lit, the candle diffuses the delicate scent into any space for complete relaxation and inner calm.