Did you know that one in six adults and one in ten children have a common mental disorder (CMD)? And that CMD is the leading cause of sick leave in the workplace?
Aromatherapy uses essential oils and plant extracts to treat a variety of different conditions by bringing harmony to mind, body and soul without the adverse effects of many conventional drugs. Proven to be an effective therapeutic option for the relief of depressive symptoms, it also reduces mental fatigue/burnout, boosts cognitive performance and improves memory. Because of this, it is recommended for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory related disorders: the use of Lemon Balm and Rosemary improves cognition, and Lavender oil may reduce occurrences of aggressive behaviour in dementia. Effect of aromatherapy on patients with Alzheimer's disease.
But not just for the mind, aromatherapy also works to boost the body’s immune system and energy levels, improves the circulation and digestion, and induces sleep which, in turn, allows the body to heal faster and reduce physical pain.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) has pioneered the use of aromatherapy in the NHS, hospices and hospitals and, after supporting extensive research across the UK for 30 years, is the reason why many therapists work in collaboration with the medical profession today.
Next week (11-17 June) is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Organised by the IFA, a multitude of individuals and companies will come together to organise events and activities throughout the UK to raise awareness of the clinical benefits of aromatherapy and its role in healthcare management.
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There are many ways to benefit from aromatherapy but something as simple as burning an aromatherapy candle in your home can really make a difference to your mental and physical health and the health of those you may be caring for.
At Wild Planet, we only ever use high quality, pure essential oils and pure soy wax grown without the use of pesticides. Synthetic fragrance is never used (see Eileen’s blog) and each fragrance is blended as much for its therapeutic benefits as its pleasing aroma.
So to help the IFA promote the life changing benefits of aromatherapy next week, Wild Planet is offering a whopping 25% off the whole Mood Boost range use code MB30 at checkout.
Specifically blended to uplift your mood, the lime and mandarin infused fragrance is bursting with cold-pressed fruity oils and hints of rosemary, to bring instant energy, boost cognitive performance and refresh you and your space.