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Stop and Smell The Roses: Scents That Stimulate Your Senses

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

We’ve all heard and read about the benefits of taking time out to relax and to pamper ourselves. And, we all know how soothing a massage and a warm bath can be, But, when we don’t have the time for stimulating our senses, experts suggest and essential part of our well being is stimulating our senses with some invigorating and stimulating essential oils.

Yet, while a “little dab will do ya”, most of us look for scents that appeal to our sense of smell and not to our emotions. But, when it comes to calming down or perking up, its experts suggest making your choice the other way around, and they offer the following basics.

Basil: refreshes and uplifts

Bergamot: a caffeine-free “cure” for fatigue and stress

Chamomile: has calming and soothing properties

Cinnamon: good for circulation

Clary Sage: relaxes and brings a sense of joy

Eucalyptus: cools and energizes

Jasmine: calms and arouses

Lavender: relaxes and help you sleep

Lemon: relieved tension and brings forth mental clarity

Neroli: Combats depression

Patchouli: sexy and stimulating

Peppermint: stimulates and refreshes

Rosemary: clears the mind and promotes alertness

Sandlewood: uplifting and seductive

Tea Tee: antiseptic and bracing

Ylang Ylang: aphrodisiac


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