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New Year New You: A Selfcare Routine That Blends With Aromatherapy

Every year, everyone is ready for some reset on January 01, making promises to change in the upcoming year. The common hopes many have every January 01 include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things. When combined, they might add up to a new you in the new year.

As it is about to begin a new calendar, we can easily set the goals that are well on our way to furthering our own happiness and fulfillment. Life is yours to make great!


Making time for self-care is a perfect way to carve out some solid "me" time in the year ahead. It is doable no matter where you are in life and a very holistic way to better yourself. A proper self-care routine takes care of your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Practicing a creative and embracing self-care routine doesn't mean having to purchase any fancy equipment or adding on to an expensive program. It is less about including extra commitments to your hectic schedule and more about making small changes within the routine you already have. Consider incorporating aromatherapy into your existing practice- and its benefits will surprise you.


Aromatherapy- The Power Of Smell

Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy with the controlled use of essential oils to enhance your sense of wellbeing and balance your mind, body, skin, and spirit. This is most commonly done through the power of smell or topical application of the oils to the skin. When we start to use the power of essential oils in our daily lives, the therapeutic properties directly impact our limbic system- the innate, emotional pathways of the brain, promote our optimism while helping us show positive days: something we all need in these uncertain times. Designed to treat the whole body and senses, aromatherapy helps the body's natural abilities to heal, rest and recover from stress and illness. Different essential oils have different uses. For example, aromatherapy is mostly used for balancing the nervous system to uplift mood, increase energy, reduce anxiety, or worry. It also helps boost the immune system, relieve muscular aches & pains, improve circulation, clear congestions, and support better sleep. Undoubtedly, the essential oil can tend to physical ailments and emotional wellbeing! That's why they're such an effective self-care tool.


There are so many moments in your day to add aromatherapy-infused self-care activities. Having a diffuser or sprays is one of the easiest ways to experience the benefits of essential oils. Bath soaks and skincare with essential oils are another way to show some love to your skin. But taking a hot, steamy shower with essential oil mix transforms your regular bath experience next level- a simple luxury.


Place a shower steamer tablet on the shower floor and let the water run over it. The connection between aroma and channeling the power of your brain is potent. Inhaling the aromas will trigger your olfactory system, altering your overall wellbeing on both an emotional and physical level. Pick lavender if you are winding down after a long day or grapefruit to brighten any day. The possibilities are endless. Listen to your senses and select the best essential oils to support your feelings!


Reference:

  1. Aromatherapy for Self-Care and Wellness

  2. Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review

  3. A bibliometric analysis of two decades of aromatherapy research