The healing scents to help insomnia, anxiety and more

For some of us, the word aromatherapy might conjure up images of joss sticks, tie-die maxi skirts, and aging hippies. But before you ignore it in favor of harder, more unpronounceable drugs, listen up.

New studies are emerging to prove that scents can do much more than clear your chakras. Let us introduce you to the healing science behind the fragrance:


Research on stress has shown that before and after inhaling geranium oil, stress levels were reduced by 18%, while sandalwood has been proven to reduce anxiety levels. Look for scented candles that combine the two with mood-boosting patchouli.

Stoneglow Luna Sandalwood & Patchouli Scented Candle

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New research from Canada’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute found that people who smoked rose oil before watching a nauseating video felt 50% less nauseated than those who sniffed nothing at all.

The researchers say that certain smells can trigger emotions that distract the brain from motion sickness. Try sprinkling on some Diptique rose perfume the next time you travel.

Eau Rose Refillable Solid Perfume



When Neom conducted scientific Sleep Trials, 91% of their participants reported having a better night’s sleep after using their Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist, and 100% said they would recommend the mixture to a friend who was having trouble sleeping.

It has recently been reformulated with 25 times more chamomile essential oil, 48% more lavender and 3 times more patchouli, which acts as an effective and powerful relaxant.

Neom Sleep Exert, Anandi, explains how to do it: ‘Spritz your pillow with 3 sprays of the therapeutic agent, inhale through the nose for 7 seconds and exhale through your mouth for 11 seconds.

“This simple trick of making the exhale longer than the inhale stimulates the body’s natural relaxation mechanism, the parasympathetic nervous system, and naturally prepares the body and mind for sleep.”

Perfect Night Sleep Pillow Mist 30ml

Neom Organics
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Cold and flu

With antibacterial Amazonian copaiba balm oil, Neal’s Yard De-stress Aromatherapy Blend is a deeply scented cleansing oil that relieves symptoms of respiratory infections with neroli to energize – perfect when you’re feeling the flu.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatherapy Blend – Nighttime 10ml

Neal’s Yard Remedies


The healing scents to help insomnia, anxiety and more

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