Lighting your favourite candle, and a divine aroma fills up the room. If you’re in need to relax, it’s about time to step inside the world of aromatherapy and essential oils and embrace them into your daily skincare and pampering routine.
Herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years to treat all sorts of complaints; the use of essential oils is an age-old tradition that has become more popular again in recent years. Rich in botanical activity and antioxidants, plant oils encourage radiant, healthy skin, working at a cellular level to keep your complexion soft and looking youthful. Today, the healing powers of aromatherapy are recognised in science and medicine with many people using plant-derived oils, alongside mainstream health practices, to heal the mind, body, and soul.
The real power of aromatherapy is the fact that it has a holistic effect on our wellbeing, setting our mind, body, and spirit back in balance. By harnessing their therapeutic properties, aromatherapy works to improve your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a term used for the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants, flowers, herbs, or trees. Aromatherapy is well known for relieving stress, however, not only do essential oils smell good, but they also contain healing properties. Many essential oils have a prophylactic effect and have been found to support our vitality and can treat many different conditions. This is what makes aromatherapy powerful and invaluable to our well-being.
An essential oil is a highly concentrated plant component, rather than an oil. They can be distilled from various parts of a plant, including leaves, flowers, fruits, woods, and seeds. Essential oils are commonly used to improve both physical and emotional health and therefore isn’t just about the fragrance, but the effects aromatherapy can have on our physical and mental state.
Benefits of Therapeutic Essential Oils
Inhaling essential oils stimulates the odorous factor and affects the limbic system, which is centred around your state of mind, emotions, level of anxiety, blood pressure, heart rate, hormone balance and memory. Essential oils offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits making them a useful addition to your natural skin care routine. If you apply them to your skin through massages or baths, they will boost the blood circulation and leave you with a beautiful afterglow. Moreover, aromatherapy is known for reducing some conditions like headaches, circulatory problems, insomnia, and muscular body aches.
The Physical Benefits
Essential oils are made up of very small molecules, which means they can easily bring their unique healing properties to every cell of the body. Traditionally used to help ease muscular aches and pains, and improve circulation, they also have a positive effect on the skin. They infiltrate the deeper layers of the skin to encourage the process of cellular renewal, enhance blood circulation, and help with skin problems such as acne and eczema.
The Emotional Benefits
Essential oils can have a dynamic effect on your emotional state. Linked to some of the deepest parts of the brain governing instinct, memory and emotion, your sense of smell is the most primitive of your senses. Aromas can trigger emotional and even physical responses and allow vivid memory recall.
Scents To Lift Your Mood
Smell is considered to be one of our most powerful senses. It can recall memories, stir emotions, and even enhance our physical and mental well-being.
We create our blends from nature’s therapeutic palette, each oil playing a key and active role, and really works on our entire body. From the lulling aromas of vetivert and chamomile in our bath and body oil, readying your mind and body for sleep, to the clarifying scents of lavender and juniper in our Bed Balm and bath salts to clear your mind and focus your thoughts, remember to listen to your body and trust you innate instincts to take care of your wellbeing.
Top Essential Oils
Basil is mainly used to stimulate focus and relieve some evidence of depression. It also helps in reducing levels of anxiety and migraines.
Chamomile is often referred to as a de-stressor. It not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also helps treat insomnia.
Lavender is known for its calming and restorative effect on the body and mind. It’s a wonderful choice for relieving headaches and soothing anxiety, and to improve rejuvenation and sleep.
Rosemary helps to provoke hair growth, enhance memory, prevent sudden muscle spasms and support both circulatory and nervous systems.
Vetivert promotes the regeneration of skin, cells, and tissue to work as the ultimate healer. It reduces the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and even scars.
Ylang Ylang helps keep the skin looking youthful, smooth, and fresh. In addition, it can help lower blood pressure, boost mood, and relieve anxiety. As it helps stimulate oil production on the skin and scalp, it’s great for those who need an extra boost of moisture.
All our bath and body products are infused with our proprietary Dreem Complex for elevated evening relaxation. This is made up of broad-spectrum CBD, arnica, juniper, and lavender. Botanical and essential oils of the highest-grade further amplify the performance of our products.
Aromatherapy is well known for its benefits on the mind. Together with deeply calming organic essential and aromatherapy oils, our special blends work on the mind to create a sense of calm, relaxation, and inner peace.
Using essential oils such as lavender, geranium, jojoba and rosemary can:
- Boost your immune system and help you deal with infections such as colds and flu
- Relieve sore muscles
- Relax your body and mind to release stress
- Balance hormones
- Heal skin conditions
We love an evening bath with Into the Deep bath oil. Try to be more mindful when applying Among the Stars body oil too, rather than habitually lathering it on before jumping into bed, take time to inhale the fragrance before applying and noticing the textures and smell – it’s little things like this that force us to slow down and enjoy a much-needed moment of calm.