Scent is a powerful tool for self-care. It can have a profound impact on our emotional and physical well-being, influencing our mood, reducing stress, and even promoting healing.
One of the most obvious ways in which scent can be used for self-care is through aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils, which are concentrated plant extracts, to promote physical and emotional health. Essential oils can be diffused into the air through diffusers, natural soy candles, or room sprays. They can also be applied to the skin through body lotions and added to bathwater in the way of body washes and natural soaps.
Different scents have different properties and can be used to promote different aspects of well-being. For example, lavender is known for its calming properties, while peppermint is often used to relieve headaches and nausea.
Scent can also be used to create a relaxing and soothing environment. The warm glow of a soy candle, combined with the soothing scent of lavender or vanilla, can be incredibly soothing and help to reduce stress and tension.
In addition to its emotional benefits, scent can also have physical benefits. For example, certain scents can help to improve sleep, while others can boost energy and concentration. Peppermint, for example, is known to improve focus and mental clarity, while lavender is often used to promote relaxation and sleep.
Scent is a powerful tool for self-care. Whether through aromatherapy, creating a relaxing environment, or promoting physical well-being, scent can have a profound impact on our emotional and physical well-being. By incorporating scent into our daily self-care routine, we can take an important step towards improving our overall health and well-being.
Here are some of our favorite selfcare scents that we handmake at Pure Placid using only natural ingredients:
- Peppermint Olive Oil Soap Bar
- Cashmere Sweater Soy Candle with vanilla, sandalwood, jasmine, and ginger
- Balsam and Clementine Hand Soap with balsam, clementine, lavender, lemon, tangerine, and bergamot
Learn more about Pure Placid natural soy candles and body care.