Wellness with Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy, in the form of calming scents for stress, works by targeting the scent receptors in your brain. You breathe in the scent, for example, from a stress relief candle, and the molecules in the scent go in through your nose, which triggers the parts of the brain responsible for calming you down. The effect is practically immediate and completely painless, with no side effects. You’ll just feel that much calmer and it helps you sleep better.
Sense of smell: There are a variety of scented oils and candles one can use to relieve stress. The combination of both strong scented candles and oils is known to increase the effectiveness of anxiety reduction. Make sure to use scented candles/oils that are appealing to you and your senses. Popular scents are rose, mandarin, peppermint, clary sage, lemon balm, and lavender.
Sometimes lighting a candle and breathing its scent deeply is enough to relieve your stress. However, other times might require something a little more dramatic. Try sitting down, removing your shoes, leaning back, and closing your eyes. Focus on nothing but the scent thrown from your stress relief candle. You’ll feel yourself calm down quickly. Meditation also tends to have a calming effect, especially when it involves scented candles for stress relief. Candles have been a part of meditation practices for centuries, some people even use them as their focal point for meditatio. A candle can help you create a special meditation space and atmosphere or it can be used to enhance your meditation through aromatherapy.