Sensing Restoration: The Aromatherapy Candle
Contemporary life is exceptionally hurried. Between social obligations, family life and work, there can be little time for an individual to nurture his or her self. Even though self care is extremely important for personal success and health, people put themselves last on a long list of priorities. There are many unintended consequences that result from neglecting the self. People can become over-stressed, leading to unhealthy habits such as excessive alcohol consumption or compulsive eating. Others may have trouble sleeping or controlling anger. More serious conditions, like depression or chronic fatigue, even high blood pressure, may develop. Each of these consequences may contribute to poor overall health and continue the cycle of stress and self-neglect. One way to counteract the negatives effects of poor self care is through aromatherapy.
The sense of smell has a strong connection with the mind and body. Scent is perhaps the most intricately connected of the five senses to memory. A specific smell can trigger experiences long forgotten. Smell is also connected to physiological reactions in the body. For instance, certain unpleasant smells can cause nausea. Even though there is no physical reason for a person to become sick, the body reacts as though ill. In the same way, aromatherapy can trigger pleasant reactions mind and body. Specific scents have an intricate relationship with relaxation. Moreover, the more an person relaxes while experiencing a certain smell, the stronger the relationship will become between the scent and restoration.
Self-care is increasingly important in contemporary society. Restoring the body and mind can prevent many consequences of self-neglect. Aromatherapy is a natural and effective way to relax. By working with natural physiological systems, aromatherapy candles use the power of scent to combat stress. By conditioning the body to respond peacefully to a specific scent, a person can habitually enter a relaxed state using aromatherapy. Unlike other solutions, like prescription medication, an aromatherapy candle is not habit forming. This holistic, safe, and cost-effective relaxation technique is appropriate for many people and has no unwanted side effects. Other methods of coping with stress, such as alcohol consumption or snacking, can promote a cycle of unhealthy behaviours. Take the time for healthy and positive self care. Find an appropriate way to balance a long list of obligations. Making aromatherapy part of one’s daily routine can promote a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Protect yourself from serious conditions that are aggravated by stress. Relax and restore with aromatherapy.