In our second article on healing with essential oils, Aquinelle shares the top aromas for enhancing concentration.
Aromatherapy – the art and science of
using naturally extracted aromatic plant essences to balance, harmonize and
promote a healthy body, mind and spirit has been practiced for centuries, and
its use has made its way into modern lifestyles with ease and newfound
popularity thanks to products like Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist. Discover how these lightly scented sprays can transform your dry toilet tissue into a refreshing cleansing experience here. And unlike flushable wipes, these mists are good for you and good for the environment. They’re an easy way to add the art of aromatherapy to your everyday bathroom business at home or on the go. Plus, they’re environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, kid safe and available in six scents from exotic to energizing that will keep you feeling fresh.
It takes greater and more effort than ever to stay on task and maintain our attention in the digital-centric and often just plain demanding world we live in. And although conditions like ADHD and other nervous system disorders are very real concerns for millions of people, the majority of us could benefit from some simple self-care – and aromatherapy – to strengthen our concentration. Unlike stimulants, essential oils can calm and re-center the mind and since they don’t cause a crash, they’re more sustainable in the long term care of stress-related conditions like the occasional sleepless night, a life transition or other worrying events. Plus, creating your own blend and the right environment can become part of your ritual for relaxation and focus. Creating a productive space, whether a meditation room, a studio or a quiet outdoor spot helps set the tone for focused awareness, and aromatherapy is portable, which makes it beneficial when you can’t be in a productive environment but need to find your focus. Aquinelle offers convenient 4-bottle gift sets and travel packs, so you can sample several scents at once to find those that are most pleasing to you, wherever you find yourself.
Scents affect our neural hardwiring in very specific and consistent ways,
meaning some are more likely to create a focused and concentrated state than
others. And while aromatherapy isn’t effective for everyone, if you would like
to try it, start by building scent associations. As humans we build strong
relationships and connections with scents and smells that have developed over
thousands of years. Some of these signal safety and made our ancestors
relax, while others signaled opportunity and excitement having the opposite
We attach thousands of memories and associations to our experiences as well, and some of those include scents we’ve encountered. If you smell a scent you associate with a relaxing, enjoyable or more focused time in your life, it will bring in a sense of overall calmness, and you will feel more connected to life as you remember the time or events associated with the smell. For example, if you grew up baking with your mom and pass a bakery that reminds you of something you used to bake together, even if you haven’t thought about that smell in decades, when you encounter it again you will be transported back in time. A soothing calm will come in, no matter how stressed or upset you were moments before. When we introduce new scents into our lives, we want to build an experience around each smell or mixture and let it be repeated. Keep this in mind when you’re creating a relationship with your focus and concentration boosting essential oils. After using them awhile, just a whiff should be enough to put you into a productive, calmer mindset.
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