One of the most beneficial therapies I have come across is aromatherapy. I am always in search of the perfect harmony of natural scents to create a better atmosphere to help balance me emotionally. It is important for me to stay focused and positive and sometimes we need just a little help from nature.
Here are a few I am acquainted with and you might want go get to know them too!
Amyris (West Indian Sandalwood) - This is used as an antiseptic, sedative, calming and for stress relief. Amyris can be used as a muscle relaxant, emollient and soothing agent. Also great as a room fragrance to help with meditation. I use this in soap frequently
Bergamot - Bergamot is used for emotional uplifting and balancing to the spirit. In skincare, it works well on acne, oily skin, scarring. Has strong antiseptic and anti-viral qualities and just smells citrusy and clean!
Cedarwood - Cedarwood is great for soothing coughs and congestion. Relieves itching and makes a great scalp conditioner. It can calm anxiety and help diffuse fear and is felt to be spiritually enhancing.