The Magic Behind Aromatherapy
Our products are aptly named based on the ingredients we choose. Just to be clear, we aren’t claiming to have any experience in potion brewing. However, we have done some research and concluded that the numerous benefits of aromatherapy are about the same as attending Hogwarts.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that can promote general health and wellness through the use of natural plant extracts. Dating back to the 10th century, aromatic essential oils can enhance both physical and emotional health.Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell, as well as skin absorption. Cynthia Deng for Yale Scientific explains the science behind the scent. Deng writes that “some mitral cells [from scent] connect directly to the amygdala, the brain structure involved in emotional learning and memory. Indeed, the olfactory system is the only sensory system that involves the amygdala and the limbic system in its primary processing pathway”. We’ve listed some of the flavors in our balms and their aromatic benefits below in case anyone is looking for a little magic.
Almonds exude a scent that is said to possess properties that can help with anger management. We use it in our Coconut Almond flavored balm to bring you a calming scent that transports your olfactory system to the tropics. Lavender is also said to assist with anger management. A more widely known use is that the calming scent can soothe pain related to menopause and PMS. Smelling lavender is a common sleep treatment as many find it to be incredibly relaxing and comforting. In addition to swaddling you to a good night’s sleep, lavender can actually help soothe sentiments of stress and tension. Some say that the natural fragrance of lavender even works as an aphrodisiac *wink wink*.
Did anyone else’s grandparent tell them to drink hot water with lemon every morning? Just me? Oh… Well, I never understood my great-grandmother’s reasoning behind it until I was told years later that lemons and lemon balms are used to manage depression, health, and even heartbreak. Like lavender, lemon scent is said to act as an aphrodisiac. And if you are working on your vision board, it is rumored that lemons can even foster success.
It’s no secret that roses symbolize beauty, but did you know that they have been used to enhance organic attraction? That’s right, it’s more than just capitalism at play on Valentine’s day. The fragrance of roses is said to promote one’s natural beauty, in addition to working as an aphrodisiac. More importantly, the scent works to soothe cramps and PMS pain.