How can scents and fragrance reduce stress?
We all have busy stressful lives that could definitely use a little more relaxation time. Many people agree that the best method of stress relief is through the use of fragrance. Different scents can be used for a variety of purposes.
Add some fragrance to your next yoga session and you will find yourself feeling refreshed and ready for another day!
Which fragrances are good for relaxation?
The scent reaches our nose and our sensors send messages to the part of our brain that trigger emotions, memories, and conscious thoughts.
When you smell certain fragrances, Alpha waves and endorphins are created that causes the brain to secrete a substance which gives you a feeling of relaxation.
Some fragrances already contain an ingredient that causes a relaxing effect. However, selecting a fragrance that you enjoy is always the best option to help you relax.
No matter what ingredients an incense stick may contain, if the brain has a feel good reaction, the fragrance should help to make you feel more relaxed.
Find your "Zen" Incenses
Japanese traditional scents like the ones listed below are commonly used to help with concentration, relaxation, and many other purposes.
There are many fragrances and it is very hard to find/choose which incense fragrance. Incense fragrances are roughly divided into two categories which are woody or floral. Rose is a popular fragrance if you are a first time incense user and looking for a floral fragrance. If you’re looking for classic Japanese fragrances, we recommend Japanese cypress (Hinoki) or sandalwood.
When burning incense, you will of course notice the fragrance but the visual effect of the wafting smoke will also reduce stress and bring a feeling of calm. Find your favorite incense fragrance and enjoy a relaxing moment.