Aromatherapy! Ways to deal with everyday stress

PTI, Jan 18, 2023, 11:00 AM IST

The end of the holiday season marks the restart of stressful daily schedules, work-life balancing and much more. One of the ways to deal with everyday stress is by building a relaxing environment where you find your zen in the day to day hustle. One such way to achieve this is through Aromatherapy or commonly known as essential oil therapy.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote physical and emotional well-being. These oils are highly concentrated natural plant extracts known to have therapeutic properties that promote healing and well-being. You can use them in various ways right from diffusing and inhaling to applying them naturally. Used to calm one’s mind as well as one’s home environment, these are available in the forms of diffusers, air purifiers, fragrance sachets, home fragrances and so on.

Scent for Productivity
Aromatherapy helps tackle various issues such as fatigue, tiredness, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. These are common problems. With the holiday season ending, many people may feel the after effects of their vacation blues and may experience fatigue while getting back to stressful work schedules and normalcy. This is why this form of therapy can be a great way to help soothe the body and mind collectively and gain calmness during stressful hours. Once applied on the body, they help enliven one’s senses.

Fragrance for Well-Being
Each fragrance has its own distinct properties that help cater to one’s well-being by infusing aromatherapy. The blueberry fragrance is often known to soothe nervousness and inspire positivity in people who have anxiety constantly. On the other hand, the subtle aroma of apple-cinnamon helps in unwinding after a long hectic day and enhances one’s peace of mind. The power of the lavender fragrance to promote relaxation and de-stress is well known. Another intriguing fragrance is that of the ocean which helps in balancing one’s mood and refreshing one’s senses after a tiring day at work. The fragrance of lemongrass is well-known for its invigorating smell with a citrus edge. The fresh, zesty smell energizes you and keeps fatigue at bay. It is well-known for boosting moods and concentration levels. When it comes to fragrances, jasmine is a quite popular choice. The enticing flowery aroma aids in relaxation after a long, stressful day. The jasmine aroma is calming, uplifting, and balancing all at once, instilling us with a sense of optimism, and confidence.

The Need of the Hour for one’s home
One of the most popular ways to use essential oils is through diffusing. Diffusion allows the oils to be easily inhaled, providing a relaxing and calming experience and these are available in the form of home fragrances commonly. Aromatherapy is becoming an increasingly popular aspect of home wellness as more and more people realize its benefits. Its natural ingredients make it a holistic approach to help improve overall health and well-ness. It can also be used along with other forms of therapy, such as yoga and meditation, to help create a much more balanced and peaceful set up and environment. The most popular and hassle free reed diffusers are widely available. People nowadays opt for ultrasonic diffusers that add aesthetic to one’s living ambience.

How does/did Aromatherapy impact the holiday season?
The holiday season is the most exciting time for people, as they meet their loved ones, spend time with the family, travel to their favorite destination, gift close ones, and host guests at one’s home. At moments like these, aromatherapy comes to one’s rescue. Aromatherapy can help alleviate some of this stress by creating a calming and relaxing environment. Essential oils in flavors of fragrance such as lavender, peppermint, and chamomile are known for their ability to promote relaxation and for their abilities to reduce stress and soothe one’s mind and bring calmness. Incorporating Aromatherapy before and after one’s holiday routine can create a more soothing and enjoyable experience for everyone.


Article Authored by Mr. Kiran Ranga, Managing Director, Ripple Fragrances, Master Perfume Creator

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