Do you think aromatherapy works in de-stressing? Why? How?!

@maezee (41043)
United States
November 30, 2009 3:46pm CST
Just curious as to what your opinions of this are. Do you think it helps manage or prevent stress, or is it just a commercial gimmick? I recently bought some rather expensive aromatherapy body wash, and while I feel like it smells really good, I can't say any of my stress is being relieved as a result of washing with it every time I take a shower. Do you own any type of aromatherapy products: candles, shampoos, sprays, body washes, etc? And do you feel like it actually WORKS or do you just buy it because it smells good? What's your general opinion on it?
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10 responses
• India
7 Oct 10
Yes aromatherapy does work for de-stressing. Actually when once use aroma blend for de-stressing as prescribed manner, it goes threw the nostril to the olfactory system of our mind and aroma triggers a profound effect from the gland. Yes it is true,it works indirectly.
• India
7 Dec 10
For de-stressing you can use Tathaastu uplifting essential/ aroma oil blend to burn in the diffuser in your room. tathaastu.co.in do buy online.
• India
9 Sep 10
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• India
9 Sep 10
yes aromatherapy works wonder in dealing with these problems. like lavender essential oil is very good. More "Tathaastu" is an Indian company deals in 100% natural aromatherapy product. They don't use any chemical and preservatives in their products at all. Not even any binding agents and they believe in fresh production. You can visit www.tathaastu.co.in to buy online products. we deliver and customize blend for De-stress. thanks
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
1 Dec 09
I have not tried it. The reason is that I do not believe it has any effect. I maybe wrong. However I rather try proven methods.
• Indonesia
1 Dec 09
Nice article
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I have owned a few shower gels that smell like coconut and candles that smell like coffee but to tell you the truth other than me liking the smell which by the way does make me smile, the smell really doesn't do anything for my stress as far as I can see. While the gel makes me smell good and I do smile when I smell it - my stress is still there, blah. I have tried candles that have lavender in them, etc.. and well I can not see as they have helped with my stress. Now if I were to sit and watch the candle burning in a quite room - okay now that would relieve my stress. So, my answer to your question is no, I beleive its all a marketing gimmick. I buy the products because they smell good and not because I believe they will do anything for the stress in my life.
@rika999 (104)
• India
1 Dec 09
Of course! it is an ancient method of relieving stress . there are different centres running round the world which provides this service. One should try these methods of de-stressing quite often.
• Australia
1 Dec 09
Hi, I have never tried aromatherapy, but I have tried meditation. Have you tried meditation? I have a feeling that aromatherapy combines the principles behind meditation and the wonderful smells from herbs, fruits etc that stimulate our senses. Basically all these stimuli, whether it be simply breathing deeply, or breathing in nice smells, or nice smelling body washes all stimulate our senses which results in the release of chemicals in our nervous system which results in a relaxed outlook for a period of time. Similar to the release of endorphins when you exercise, supposedly it assists in memory and study directly after exercising. Aromatherapy is similar.
@lugalu (1)
1 Dec 09
all this things are only in your mind.you only need a little stimulant.in this case something for smell.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
30 Nov 09
I think that it can work. There are cheaper alternatives to the more expensive stuff. Wal* Mart carries stress relieving lotion but it can make your hands dry and irritated if you use it alot. There are also bath salts and beads, I like those and haven't used any in a long time. Now that I think about it, I should get some more! lol! I think that if I were to buy anything like that for more then a few dollars, it had best work, or if not I'd never buy from that company again.