Better TV and Alexis Wolfer shows you ways to use aromatherapy or scent therapy to relieve stress
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Rhiannon Ally: Did you know that certain scents can do everything from help hangovers to headaches to even help one sleep or is stress. Well, Alexis Wolder, the Editor-in-Chief of thebeautybean.com is here with a few examples of some home aromatherapy tips that will help you feel great and improve your mood as well. Who knew aromatherapy could do all that? Alexis Wolfer: It’s true. It’s very true. Where we process smell in our brain is actually really close to where we process emotions, so it’s one of the best way to boost our moods, make us feel better and way healthier than indulging that chocolate cake. Rhiannon Ally: That’s very true. Now, the first one, peppermint. A lot of people use it you know maybe pop one in the mouth to just freshen your breath or something like that but it has other benefits. Alexis Wolfer: It does. It is great for obviously freshening your breath and for digestion as well but it’s a really great pick-me-up instead of your coffee in the middle of the day. You can have mints. You can have peppermint tea, even lotion rub on your hands or on stress points is really great. It can help with the hangover, with headaches as well. It’s really a wonderful mid-day pick-me-up. Rhiannon Ally: It’s kind of a miracle one. That’s amazing. Alexis Wolfer: It is. Rhiannon Ally: It helps a lot stuff. Alexis Wolfer: It is. Lemons also are really a great way to perk up your mood in the same way, it can perk up your water. It’s also alkalizing, so it helps reduce the acids in your body which is really great as well. Rhiannon Ally: So, if you have a grumpy coworker, maybe you could slip a little lemon in her tea. Alexis Wolfer: Lemon and peppermint, all of these. Rhiannon Ally: Great idea. So, the next one we have here Lavender. Alexis Wolfer: This is lavender. After a long day at the office, you might want to come home and have a lavender bath, brew a cup of chamomile tea, both of these scents are great for relaxation, reducing stress. Lavender is actually really great to put on the bottoms of you feet before you go to bed to help you go to bed. Rhiannon Ally: Oh really? It will help you go to sleep quickly? Alexis Wolfer: It will. Rhiannon Ally: Wow. Alexis Wolfer: Get to relax, get the stress out, really wonderful for sleep inducing. Rhiannon Ally: What a great idea. What do we have next? Alexis Wolfer: So, this is Thieves. Rhiannon Ally: This is an interesting one. Alexis Wolfer: It is. It actually gets its name from burglars during the bubonic plague. They used to use it to rob on their bodies because it has immune boosting benefits and antibacterial benefits. You can find it in some natural soaps or as oil and a very interesting story. Rhiannon Ally: Yeah, I want to give it a quick sniff. It has an interesting scent. Alexis Wolfer: It is. Rhiannon Ally: It’s a bunch of different stuff mixed together. Alexis Wolfer: It is. It’s sort of a cinnamon warming scent. Rhiannon Ally: I like that one. Okay, so this one we have here. Alexis Wolfer: This is ylang-ylang and here, we’ve got two products, one from Bond. This is Westside perfume and that’s from Estée Lauder. Rhiannon Ally: That smells so good. Alexis Wolfer: And these have actually been used in eastern medicine as antidepressants and so, this is a great way to boost your mood if you’re having kind of a rough morning to wear a perfume that has ylang ylang notes in it will help you feel you better. Rhiannon Ally: Ylang ylang, okay. So, this next one we have here is vanilla. This is one of my favorites but I didn’t know it had all these benefits. Alexis Wolfer: It does. It’s actually a really great aphrodisiac which I think is why you see a lot of— Rhiannon Ally: Maybe it’s one of my—that’s right. Alexis Wolfer: Which is why it’s in a lot of lotions. It’s also great for candles, for romancing and helps reduce stress as well. It’s great for calming your nerves and fear. It’s a wonderful scent as well. Rhiannon Ally: And here, we have rose which is a very popular scent
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