Mental health & aromatherapy with Ilapothecary

We are so excited to have natural aromatherapy and cosmetics brand: Ilapothecary, which is part of our Find your inner light Box! Discover the power of aromatherapy with Ilapothecary.

Mental wellbeing and health are under the spotlight as never before. 

In fact, mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, the impact of COVID-19 has significantly exacerbated the global prevalence of anxiety and depression.

What is mental wellbeing?

Mental wellbeing doesn’t have one set meaning and it represents different things to different people. But, we like to think of it as feeling good about yourself and the world around you. Good mental well-being allows us to flourish in all areas of our life and, importantly, respond well to life’s stresses and challenges. Therefore, devoting time and effort to supporting your mental well-being has never been more important. Complementary therapies can provide a great way to enhance your self-care game. And aromatherapy is an accessible, affordable, and effective option you can achieve through your dedicated beauty rituals.

What is aromatherapy?

Practiced for centuries, aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses concentrated essential oils extracted from herbs and flowers. In fact, used correctly, these aromatic oils can improve both physical health and mental wellbeing. You can inhale essential oils through the nose, or absorb them via the skin. So, you can use them during a massage treatment, and incorporate them into your bathing regime. Ultimately, these scents can help to transform your mental state with more elements of positivity. 

Why & how aromatherapy can help your mental wellbeing?

Did you know that 75% of our emotions are generated by the aromas we inhale? Aromatherapy works by activating the scent receptors in your nasal passages. As a result, these send messages to your brain, via your nervous system. Certain essential oils tap into our limbic system, which deals with emotions. So, when inhaled, aromatherapy oils can stimulate moods, memories, and feelings. However, different essential oils achieve different results. Lavender, for example, is known for its relaxing properties, whereas rosemary is stimulating. Therefore, combining different essential oils can fortify the effects, for more synergistic results.

Which aromatherapy products should I choose?

If you’re keen to explore how aromatherapy can help your mental wellbeing, choose your brand wisely. Not all aromatherapy products are created equal – or achieve the same results. Our core mission is to help you overcome modern stressors, mental stress, hormonal imbalances, and fatigue. And we know how to harness the power of aromatherapy to do this. Our pioneering formulations feature potent remedial ingredients which we design to reconnect and rebalance both body and mind. We combine the best of aromatherapy, naturopathy, herbology, and gemstones to create products that support physical and mental wellbeing. 

Our aromatherapy portfolio offers solutions to a wide range of different problems. But it’s important to use the right ingredients to target your personal concerns. Don’t be tempted to simply choose the scents you love. For example, if you’re having trouble sleeping, look out for calming, relaxing ingredients such as Benzoin oil and Cedarwood. Benzoin can help to calm an over-anxious or over-thinking type of mind. So, it’s an ideal choice to counter nervous tension and exhaustion. Meanwhile, Cedarwood helps to stimulate the release of melatonin and deeply relax the body. Do you need something more uplifting to boost your mood and leave you feeling energised? Choose aromatherapy products that feature feel-good blends such as uplifting Clary Sage known from the Hippocrates times as the ‘happiness-inducing oil’ and revitalising Rose Geranium. 

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