There are countless ways that you can combat stress whether you favour the groove and rhythm of music, or releasing tension through intense (or light) workouts.

For those who would rather practice natural remedies to keep your mind and body calm, relaxed and energized, you will benefit from aromatherapy which is totally worth the investment.

Have you ever wanted a spa-like atmosphere in the comfort of your own home with flowery scents of roses or lavender? Aromatherapy utilizes naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to improve and enhance your psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Also check out this comprehensive guide on how to grow and care for lavender.

Essential Oil

You might have heard or seen the words essential oils in beauty departments, well aromatherapy is also referred to as Essential Oil therapy. Natural oils from flowers, bark, leaves, roots and other parts of a plant interact with the body from your nose and are also absorbed through your skin when you are surrounded by these energetic senses – the ultimate form of mood elevation.

Recommended oils to lift your mood: sweet orange, jasmine, rose, scotch pine, sandalwood, vanilla


The best and easiest way to use these soothing oils to help you unwind at the end of an exhausting day is using a diffuser. Diffusers are the longest lasting method for an essential oil that will completely transform the character of a room just by using a few drops. They are a luxury items that are absolutely worth the investment of having a cozy home – and you can find one that will match your décor.

Recommended oils to relax: chamomile, lavender, clary sage

Essential Oil therapy can also be used to boost your immune system (goodbye Tylenol!) Diffusers are great for reducing inflammation and congested airways because they double as a humidifier. For those who are sensitive to allergies, diffusing essential oils such as peppermint, rosemary or eucalyptus in a room where you spend the most time in will aid in opening your sinuses.

Recommended oils for illnesses: tea tree, sage, rosemary, grapefruit, lemon, thyme

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