Aromatherapy can be used to help us relax, to provide mental clarity, to help cope with emotional conflicts, and to energize us physically, emotionally or mentally.
by Cindy Murdoch – Staff Writer
Aromatherapy is powerful. Fragrances grab your attention. Consider how you feel when you smell the enticing aroma of freshly baked brownies or bread, the appealing scent of coffee brewing in the morning, or the scent of certain perfumes and colognes that suddenly stir up memories of the past. From these examples it is easy to see that aromatherapy really does affect our emotions.
Aromas and fragrances affect us in a way that is both primitive and alluring. Aromatherapy affects emotions in many different ways.
Aromatherapy Affects Emotions
When we smell something, information is sent to specific parts of our brain that influences memory, basic emotions, learning, etc. Fragrances can be used to influence people and how they feel about themselves, and even how they interact with each other.
With this in mind, you can incorporate fragrances and scents and aromatherapy into your everyday life to improve the way you feel about and respond to life. And you can even covertly influence those around you.
Aromatherapy is often accomplished through the use of essential oils which are a true concentrated essence extracted from a plant. Essential oils are very potent, and much can be accomplished through the use of just a few drops.