Aromatheraphy Blends: Using your sense of smelling for a better well being

Sensory system is a part of nervous system responsible for sensory processing information. Vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell are including in our complex sensory system. Olfaction is the sense of smell.  Sense of smell can effect emotional behaviour. Different scents can stimulate the brain and trigger the pictures and the feeling associated with that particular smell. We all know how the smells of food can stimulate appetite. I cannot smell rendang tok without thinking about my mother who always cook it as a special treat for Hari Raya or Eid.

When I did skin care workshop on how to make natural skin care products a while ago I learned aromatherapy. In natural skin care product essential oils are used instead of fragrance oils just because the essential oils are natural while the fragrance oils are synthetic. Although fragrance oils are cheaper than essential oils they are artificially created that contain artificially substance. Essential oils are natural chemicals that are extracted from plants and contains therapeutic benefits.

In aromatherapy, essential oils are used for therapeutic purpose. Some essential oils are used to stimulate or relax the brain frequency. When scents are inhaled, the smell travels into lymbic system, which is a part of brain that controls mood. When lymbic system is stimulated, endorphins are released into your blood stream making your mood lifted and leaving you in the state of calm.

Stress can have negative impact on immune system. It stop our body ability to protect disease. Aromatherapy can boost the immune system by the release of endorphins or mood elevating substances.

Studied has found that good smells lower stress and regulates mood and emotional. The smelling of lavender essential oil calms the nervous system and relaxes the body for better sleep. Click here to read mere about the study.

Citrus essential oils like sweet orange, bergamot, neroli, lemon, petitgrain and grapefruit have an uplifting smells that is helpful for reducing depression and elevate your everyday.

These are the essential oils that I blends and we use at home. Most of these blends I mixed them for Mujhee's aromatheraphy like the Miraculous Mujhee and Mujhee's Muscle Relief.

Miraculous Mujhee

This blend is a special blend to guide an extraordinary, miraculous and outstanding into life. It creates special unimaginable moment that we carry in our hearts and exceptional way to honour others that touch our life.

  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli, 
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver

Relaxation Blend

This blend slow brain wave patterns to melt away stress, tension and anxiety. It produce a state of relaxation, calm and peaceful. We use it in the bath, spray it in the car and on the linen before sleeping time to get the children ready for bed.

  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Bergamot.

Brain Power

This blend can stimulate your brain capability to activate concentration on work and study. We used it when doing therapy sessions with Mujhee and when the children are doing their homework and studying during examination.

  • Lemon myrtle
  • Peppermint
  • Geranium.

Prayer Blend

This blend can be use to help us to see clearly and pay particular attention to your prayer and enhance spiritual. We put 2 to 3 drops on the prayer matt.

  • Frankincense
  • Nutmeg
  • Sweet orange

Energy Blend

We use this blend when we need some motivation to get through the day that wasn't best and keep you moving forward with smiles.

  • Sweet orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Patchouli

Peaceful Sleep

This blend has a calming blend to aid go to sleep and to stay asleep longer.

  • Clary sage
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile.

Breathe Ease Blend

This blend is helpful for respiratory ailments and relieve breathing.

  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea tree
  • Peppermint.

Muscle Relief

This blend will help to ease tight muscles and useful for temporary relief of muscular spasms. We use it in massage oil.

  • Basil
  • Marjoram
  • Lavender
  • Ginger.

Now that you have the essential oils or the blends, in sha Allah, you could use the guide here or here to the best ways of using them safely and effectively.

Insha Allah with the permission of Allah, using the essential oils can effect your emotional behaviour, health and well being.

Note: For food of thought- There are articles about health and medicine, mind and brain in Science Daily.


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