Aromatherapy: uplifting and energising

Aromatherapy: uplifting and energising

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural, plant-derived aromatic extracts such as essential oils and absolutes to promote and improve the health of the mind, body and spirit.

The practice of aromatherapy has been around for thousands to years, tracing back to ancient Chinese, Indian and Egyptian cultural traditions. It uses the sense of smell to impart the benefits of the essential oils to the user. This is often dine through the use of diffusers, bathing salts, body oils and other topical applications or aromatic sprays.

Some studies have shown that aromatherapy can help improve sleep and provide relief from anxiety, stress and depression, amongst having other benefits.

Wholesaving has a range of essential oils with aromatic properties perfect for any mood. The following essential oils can be useful to promote an uplifting and energising mood:

  1. Bergamot - Cold pressed form the ripe fruit peels of Bergamot fruits native to Italy. It has a sweet, citrusy aroma.
  2. Spearmint - Steam distilled from the leaves of the Spearmint plant. It has a fresh, minty and herbaceous aroma.
  3. Mandarin - Cold pressed from the ripe fruit peels of Mandarin fruits. It has a zesty, tangy, sweet and citrusy aroma.