Does the smell of a certain dish bring you back to your childhood or the smell of a certain perfume remind you have a particular person? Inducing a specific sensation and body response through smell is the basis of aromatherapy. Just as smell can cause us to remember nostalgic memories, they can also help us relax especially right before bedtime.
Aromatherapy takes advantage of natural plant oils or essential oils. The smell and chemicals in the oils attach to smell receptors in your nose causing a body response. Feel good hormones such as serotonin are released causing decrease anxiety levels and improved relaxation. What's great about aromatherapy is that it's a non-invasive and holistic option so typically you can start on your own at anytime. All you need is a diffuser and some oils!
While aromatherapy is generally safe, it's important to keep oils away from the mouth, eyes, and mucous membranes. They can cause irritation and possible an allergic response. While it's safe for the you to come in contact with the oils once the diffuser has turned it into a vapor, touching the oils directly can be problematic since they are much more concentrated in the bottle.
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