Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. It’s been done for thousands of years in numerous cultures, and manages pain, stress, anxiety, poor sleep quality, headaches, indigestion and bacteria. It works through smell and skin absorption.
Because BGLH products are scented with therapeutic grade essential oils they are the perfect way to get those benefits.
Scent is something that I use to “transport” myself when I am overwhelmed. If I’m working on something stressful or if life is getting to me, I take a moment, open a container of BGLH whipped butter, close my eyes, and breathe the scent in deeply. I then imagine that I am in a relaxing environment and take some deep breaths.
Other times I rub whipped butter in my hair or on my temples, browline, and wrists to get quick stress relief or to get rid of a headache. Here are a few of the BGLH body butters that I use to get my aromatherapy fix.
Grapefruit Whipped Shea Butter (Essential Oil: Red Grapefruit)
Grapefruit Whipped Shea ButterFrom: $7.00
This has definitely become one of my favorites. The fresh citrus scent gives an instant little energy burst. It always amazes me how much it really smells like the actual fruit. Grapefruit essential oil can help manage stress and anxious feelings as well as aches, stiffness, and high blood pressure. It is also said to suppress appetite!
Lemon & Lavender Blended Butter (Essential Oils: Lemon, Lavender, Chamomile)
This one is perfect for a spa or self care day! The scent is very well balanced, with the lemon mellowing out the lavender just right. Studies have shown that inhaling lemon and lavender essential oils can provide immediate effects on lowering blood pressure and stress. Chamomile essential oil can help with anti-inflammation and eczema and other skin issues, such as blemishes and dark circles! I love to use this one head to toe before bed. The process of applying the butter is very relaxing, and it makes for a great addition to your nighttime routine.
Mint Chocolate Body Butter (Essential Oils: Peppermint)
Mint Chocolate Body ButterFrom: $7.00
If you are a peppermint lover like me, you HAVE to get this one! It smells exactly like a Peppermint Patty and feels like a true treat. The benefits of peppermint essential oil are endless. Topically it can help with aches and pains and even itching. When inhaled, it can treat coughs and reduce stress. Smelling it also helps me out when I’m feeling nauseous! When used in your hair it can help improve growth and help with numerous scalp issues.