Aromatherapy Gift Set Ideas That Mimic the Luxury of SPAs

Aromatherapy Gift Set Ideas That Mimic the Luxury of SPAs

Sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. These are the five senses that connect us to the world. Most people consider sight as the most important sense and very often they fail to realize the importance of the olfactory sense or the sense of smell. Humans have about 4 million smell cells in the nose and each has the ability to detect a specific odour. Unlike animals, our sense of smell doesn’t play such a big role in identifying objects and people, however, psychologically, it has a huge effect on our memory and emotions.

Our sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably even more than our other senses. Smells can often spontaneously trigger vivid recollections from our childhood or other long-forgotten events or experiences. In addition to that, smell also has a big effect on human emotions. In fact, the whole perfume industry is built around that notion. Different fragrances can convey a wide spectrum of emotion and feelings.

People have been aware of the power of smell for thousands of years and have used it as a form of therapy (called aromatherapy) to reduce stress, depression, pain, induce sleep, boost energy levels, cognitive performance, improve the immune system, digestion, increase circulation, and so on.

The best way to someone’s heart is through his nose. OK, I just made that up. My point is, if you want to leave an impression with a person you care for, an aromatherapy gift set can be perfect for that. Instead of giving them some souvenir that will just sit on a shelf and collect dust, why not give them something they can actually use to make them feel better. With an aromatherapy gift set, you can contribute to the well-being of your loved ones and chances are they will think of you whenever they encounter the same smell that they received from you as a gift.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are extracted from all-natural ingredients such as flowers and tree bark and it provides a sensation of a luxurious spa treatment right in your home. There is a huge range of different essential oils, each with a unique scent and effect on the body and mind.

  • Lavender, myrrh, chamomile, cypress, rose pine, vanilla, orange, lime, patchouli are great for people with anxiety.
  • For depression, you can use a mix of lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, cedar wood, angelica, clary sage, ylang ylang, lavender, and neroli.
  • Basil, angelica, clove, eucalyptus, jasmine, frankincense, marjoram, peppermint, lemon, and neroli are good for fatigue.
  • Against headaches cinnamon, ginger, lemon grass, thyme, chamomile, and eucalyptus are the most effective.

There are a ton of other scents you can choose for muscle soreness, indigestion, lung congestion, menstrual cramps, and so on. By choosing the right aromatherapy gift set for you loved ones, you’ll show not only that you care for them, but also that you know them well enough and understand their needs.