Here we break down everything we know about the practice and what we would diagnose using for every problem…
The science behind using them to improve our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is that our sense of smell is directly connected to the part of the brain that processes emotions, so when we smell certain things, it triggers certain responses.
For anxiety – There are lots of scents that work to reduce worry but our favourites are frankincense, bergamot, basil and lavender.
For stress – If you’re feeling a little under pressure, opt for geranium, peppermint, jasmine or chamomile.
For relaxation – Similar to stress-relief, there’s also clary sage, tangerine and patchouli to try.
For depression – Bergamot, lavendar, chamomile and ylang ylang are the top four if you’re feeling blue
For Sleep – We’ve been putting droplets of lavender, chamomile and clary sage on our pillows for as long as we can remember
For glowing skin – Lavender oil is the go-to bathroom cabinet oil for our skin, as it combats both dry and oily skin and is a great anti-ager.
During Labour – Want to ease your birth through aromatherapy? Go for frankincense and clary sage, which can help start contractions.