Calming Essential Oils

19 July, 2017

Calming Essential Oils

While the restorative properties of essential oils for both fragrant and medicinal purposes were first recognized during ancient Egyptian civilization, it was only during the 1900s when French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé coined the term “aromatherapy” as a result of an accident.

When a laboratory explosion badly burned his hand, he rinsed it with lavender oil and noticed the healing time and scarring were drastically reduced. Fast forward to modern day, a time where aromatherapy and well-being are entwined, relying on the true and tested benefits of essential oils to achieve calmness and relaxation.

As the most pure and organic form of fragrance, essential oils are derived from raw plant matter retaining the naturally therapeutic properties which can assist with enhancing the physical and psychological well-being. Craft a tranquil and serene environment by selecting essential oils that feature the most calming ingredients; Chamomile, Ylang Ylang and Lavender.

While Chamomile might be most commonly associated with a cup of herbal tea, whether consumed or inhaled the delicate daisy-like blossoms are interlinked with our understanding of gaining with a restful night’s sleep. Described as sweet, floral, smoky, and herbaceous the scent of Chamomile essential oil has a tranquil and sedative effect, encouraging the reduction of stress and inducing a deep sleep. Research has indicated that Chamomile is abundant with the natural compound apigenin which inhibits GABA enzymes in the brain, alleviating feelings of anxiety.

Named the “flower of flowers” due to its exotic sweet floral aroma, the fleshy yellow petals of the Ylang Ylang flower are highly regarded throughout the world of perfumery. Described as rich, floral, sweet and narcotic the intoxicating scent of Ylang Ylang essential oil has calming effects on physical and emotional state. A study evaluated that when exposed to the scent of Ylang Ylang essential oil, subjects experienced decreased blood pressure, slower heartbeat and increased feelings of calmness and relaxation.

One of the most versatile and recognized essential oils for its range of therapeutic benefits and familiar scent is Lavender. With delicate purple flowers atop tall spindly stems, the fragrance of Lavender can be described as aromatic, floral, sweet, sharp and woody. The unmistakeable scent of Lavender essential oil has soothing properties shown to decrease anxiety, elevate mood, enhance sleep quality and reduce perception of pain. Research has shown that inhalation of Lavender essential oil increased theta and alpha brain activity, leading to the decrease of blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature, indicating that subjects felt more comfortable and relaxed.

Prioritize your well-being and cherish the restorative benefits of natural essential oil fragrances with Air Aroma’s most calming blends. Lavender Forest, Serene and Zuri each feature a delicate composition incorporating the relaxing fragrance notes of Chamomile, Ylang Ylang and Lavender. Use the power of aromatherapy to support an end-of-day routine or as a welcomed addition to the overall ambience of your home or business. Protect the integrity of natural essential oil fragrances and utilise Air Aroma’s patented cold-air diffusion technology. Pair with an Aromax for an immediate escape from the daily stresses.