Our 3 Favorite Aromatherapy Scents
The average person can identify 10,000 different scents. Some of those fragrances, like designer colognes, make us weak in the knees. Other smells, like month-old leftovers, send us running for the door. In the world of aromatherapy, we choose our favorite scents not just for how they smell but also for what they can do for our bodies and minds. At Burke Williams, we use a wide variety of essential oils to create a total sensory spa experience. Read on to learn about three of our favorite scents . . .
Lavender. Like peppermint and eucalyptus, lavender also helps relieve headaches and muscle aches, making it ideal for massages. It can also soothe the skin and slow the progression of stretch marks and wrinkles. Above all, lavender is prized for its relaxing qualities, which is why you’ll find this oil in natural sleep supplements, linen sprays and stress-reducing spa treatments.
Sage. There are actually several different types of sage oil used in aromatherapy – Spanish, clary and common – and they offer relaxing benefits that are unique. The clary and Spanish varieties are said to have anti-depressant effects, while the common variety may be used to treat anxiety. Sage oil is great for the skin, and the scent has a stimulating effect. It is also commonly know cleanse the negativity from the air leaving you feel renewed after experiencing aromatherapy.
Mandarin. This scent is sweet, vibrant and clean, and it’ll make you feel alive. Because it has such a calming scent, mandarin oil is a useful treatment for depression and anxiety. For centuries, mandarin extracts (typically derived from the peel of this orange-like citrus fruit) have been used to treat digestive problems, including indigestion. While that’s what it’s known for, mandarin oil is a pretty versatile substance. You can use it for you skin, too – it’s especially helpful to reduce stretch marks and fight acne.
These days, it’s easy to take our sense of smell for granted. If you’re overworked and under-pampered the solution to your stress could be right at the end of your nose. Stop in to Burke Williams today and take a little time to smell the roses, or lavender. We’ll help you find the aromatherapy treatment that’s perfect for you.