Use any one of these 5 scents to kick-start your brain, boost your spirits, and get each day off to a splendid start! There are many aromatherapy scents that can perk you up and get your day off to the right start. These are five of the best.
Top 5 Morning Kick-starters From Aromatherapy
Citrus: The bright, clean scent of citrus is a great way to wake up refreshed and ready to start your day. Lemon is a particularly good scent for waking you up and putting a little pep in your step. In fact, simply smelling a fresh slice of lemon can perk you right up.
Lavender: This particular scent might come as a surprise. Lavender is generally used as a scent to help aid with relaxation, stress relief, and sleep. This herb, however, can not only help you sleep soundly, but it will also help you wake up more rested.
Jasmine: Jasmine is another scent that has shown promising results in waking you up and helping you be more alert. This is another scent that helps with both relaxation and wakefulness.
Rosemary Oil : Considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Hebrews rosemary(Rosmarinus officinalis) is much more than an aromatic herb that tastes good on potatoes and roasted lamb.
It’s also one of the most powerful herbs and essential oils on the planet.
Rosemary has a woody, evergreen like scent and is part of the mint family. In recent research, it’s been shown to boost nerve growth factor and support the healing of neurological tissue and brain function.
Native to the Mediterranean, the wooded evergreen has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years to:
- Improve memory
- Soothe digestive uses
- Relieve muscle aches and pains
- Enhance mental performance
How to Use Aromatherapy to Wake Up
To help you wake up and start your day, there are many different methods to help these stimulating scents reach you.
Handkerchief or Scented Item
Getting a nose full of wakefulness can be as easy as putting a few drops of essential oils on a handkerchief or other item and inhaling. You can even use a small pillow or even get a whiff direct from the source. Be careful when smelling essential oils, however, as they are very concentrated and can be too strong. In those cases, using a wafting motion is your best bet.
Get An Aromatherapy Diffuser
You can purchase an aromatherapy diffuser in many department stores or online. These help create a scented mist to surround you with refreshment to help you feel more alert. A diffuser is perfect for a scent like lavender, which helps you relax, sleep soundly, and wake up rested.
Diffuser Alarm Clocks
You can even go a step further with an aromatherapy diffusing alarm clock. These alarm clocks are specially made not only to make noise to alert you that it is time to wake up, but they also diffuse stimulating scents into the air to help you wake up more easily. These have the added benefit of having timers, so your energizing scents won’t keep you up at night.
The pictured alarm clock has the following features – click here to learn more
- Ultrasonic technology breaks the aromatherapy oil into microscopic particles that stay suspended in the air to provide a long lasting and easy-to-absorb method of diffusion
- Water tank is treated with silver clean protection to help fight the growth of slimy mold and mildew on the surface of the tank
- Easy-to-use touch screen controls for on/off, 7-color changing LED night light, timer, and continuous or intermittent mist selection
Lotions and Bath Products
Add some aromatherapy to your morning routine by using specially scented soaps, body washes, lotions, and more. These can be bought online, in many health and specialty stores, and can even be homemade.
Aromatherapy is not just for relieving stress and massages. The right scents can wake you up and help you get your day started. Keep that handkerchief handy during the day, as well, in case you start feeling a little sluggish in the afternoon.
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