How Scents Play a Role in Our Wellness

by Medical Xpress Wellness

Bowl of rose water with essential oilsHave you noticed how a scent can help you remember the smell of your mother's cookies or your favorite relaxation getaways like the beach or the mountains? Many use smells to help with academic recall. But, aromatherapy is used for so much more than memory-related tasks. Discover the connection between scents and your wellness that could lead to better health!

What is Aromatherapy?
If you try tasting your food while holding your nose, you will quickly find out how powerful the sense of smell can be for your meal enjoyment. Then, watch your mood lift simply by walking into a bakery or candle shop with all the wonderful fragrances. This is why the art of combining natural plant extracts in essential oils to improve one's health and well-being is called aromatherapy and it's an amazing tool you can use to give your body a healthy boost anytime anywhere! Best of all, with the right balance of natural ingredients, aromatherapy could become your new favorite way to help your body heal!

Why is Aromatherapy so Popular?
Since 1937, the wellness community has enjoyed incorporating aromatherapy into candles, sprays, massage oils, soaps, shampoos, and much more! What you may first notice is how the scent makes you feel. But, underneath the fragrance, the essential oils are working to improve a long list of medical complaints such as:

  • Pain Management
  • Poor Sleep Quality
  • Stress, Frustration, or Anxiety
  • Achy Joints
  • Headaches
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Menstrual Cramps & Labor Discomfort
  • Bacterial or Viral Infection
  • Digestive Issues
  • Weakened Immune System

Do Ingredients Matter?
Many companies sell products containing "essential oils" that offer pleasing scents yet are made from synthetic ingredients. By using artificial ingredients, those businesses can produce a greater volume of scent creations for consumers to enjoy at a lower cost. However, it is important to note these synthetics do not provide the health benefits of true essential oils and, in fact, can tax your kidneys and liver with extra toxins. So, while the smell of the artificial scents that were created from synthetics is tempting, remember you are putting your body at risk of added health complications by not using the natural third-party tested essential oils. Plus, you are not getting the healing effects you could be boasting to your friends about by swapping synthetic fragrances for those found in nature. 

What are Some Popular Natural Scents?
Since your nose can tell you which fragrances you prefer, you may have a tendency to stick with one or two essential oil scents. But, did you know each oil can have a different impact on your body? For example, browse some of the most common scents and what consumers love about each one:

  • Calming Scents - Lavender, bergamot, vanilla, chamomile, lemongrass
  • Energizing Scents - Orange, Lemon
  • Sinus Aiding Scent - Eucalyptus
  • Blood Pressure Reducing Scent - Clary Sage
  • Pain Reducing Scents - Camphor, Rosemary
  • Headache Aiding Scents - Menthol, Rosemary, Peppermint
  • Nausea Fighting Scents - Menthol, Peppermint, Ginger

What Happens When These Oils are Added to Quality CBD Products?
By now, you probably know about the bountiful health benefits of CBD oil. This plant extract does not contain the hallucinogenic THC compound and has been known to provide relief to patients for everything from stress and chronic inflammation to interrupted sleep cycles and digestive concerns. As a result, the top CBD product manufacturers are creating more effective products to fight those aches and pains or sleepless nights by adding specific high-quality essential oils. This means it is easier than ever to get enhanced performance from CBD products like a bath bomb for relaxation, lotions and massage oils for inflammation, or a piece of gum for a burst of energy.

Where can I Find Trusted Products Containing CBD and Essential Oils?
Ready to see what everyone is talking about with CBD oil items that also harness the power of aromatherapy? We have great news! At Medical Xpress Wellness, we have removed the guesswork by seeking out the very best manufacturers on the market. Our inventory is packed with tried-and-true products you can trust and our knowledgeable team is always ready to assist you with your selection.

Thus, aromatherapy is just one of the reasons you are going to become a CBD oil fan like us! We look forward to helping you find the natural scents and products that work for your health and well-being. Speak to your doctor to see if CBD oil and aromatherapy is right for you. Then, stop by our store locations in Arlington or Austin or call us at 1 (888) 409-0524 today!