We’ve all had those days: the alarm goes off, you look at the time and think, “I am so not ready for today.” If only you had a pick-me-up, something to get your day started, your mind focused and your body prepared for success. What if we told you we have just that solution?
But, what is it exactly?
Robert Tisserand, one of the world's leading experts in aromatherapy, explained it best: “Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul.”
That all sounds great, right? But the most common question people ask is, “Does it really work?”
Not only does it work, it can improve your life in a dramatic way. The fantastic thing about it is that there are herbs for every occasion.
Let’s rewind: The alarm goes off, you look at the time, and you reach for your vape beside your bed that you filled with Kola Nut the night before. After a quick session of inhaling its earthy aroma, you step out of bed and head for the shower. It’s not long before you feel energized, focused and ready to tackle whatever the day has in store.
You are probably wanting to know what Kola Nut is. It actually made its way into popularity from its early introduction in soda pop. These days, it’s hard to find it in soda unless you look for it in premium carbonated beverages. It has potent energy-boosting qualities similar to caffeine; in fact, many have considered it an energy drink when in the form of vapor.
Now that you have an idea for how to begin your day right, what else can you add to your routine to better your physical and mental health?
Another great choice for daily aromatherapy use would be Eucalyptus. Most species of Eucalyptus are indigenous to Australia, where they comprise three quarters of the area covered by native forest. A traditional aboriginal remedy, Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic used all over the world for relieving coughs and colds, sore throats and other infections. Eucaliptol, one of the substances found in the essential oil created from this herb, is one of the main constituents of the many existing commercial formulas in chest rubs for colds. The essential oil also has strong antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal actions. In addition to being an antiseptic and a cough suppressant, it also helps to stimulate blood flow. #Vapeagra
And you know what they say: a vape a day keeps the doctor away! ...That is the saying, right?
Well, it’s our saying, and what better way to end your day then a relaxing vape session? We know just the herb to finish off your day, calm your nerves and eliminate any headaches your stressful day might have brought on: Lemon Balm. This herb has a gentle lemon scent, not too strong, and a slightly minty aftertaste. Shortly after you lay down, you will feel its effects moving through you, soothing your body and preparing you for a restful sleep.
Another great and popular herb that you could use for the same purpose would be Chamomile. The effects are similar, but Chamomile also has immune-system-boosting properties, and who doesn’t want that?
Chamomile grows wild throughout Europe and west Asia, and related species are found in North America as well as Africa. Its flowers help to ease indigestion, nervousness, depression and headaches. It is ideal for emotion-related problems such as peptic ulcers, colitis, spastic colon and nervous indigestion. The essential oil created from Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and anti-microbial effects. It is excellent for many digestive disorders and for nervous tension and irritability.
If you choose Chamomile as your nightly routine, not only will you be helping your body prepare itself to rejuvenate, you will also be fortifying it for the following day. Prepare yourself for success and the rest will fall in line. And, aside from the positive effects this herb will bestow upon you, it tastes great as well! The fragrance of the dried flowers is surprisingly like a crisp apple, and the flavor carries the same taste.
If you aren’t convinced by now that aromatherapy is right for you, then allow us to go a little more in depth. Jade Shutes, author of Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers, said that “aromatherapy is a natural, non-invasive modality designed to affect the whole person, not just the symptom or disease, and to assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.” While medicines and things of that nature target a specific aspect (and have numerous side effects), aromatherapy is beneficial to the entire body.
Hopefully that helps explain the importance of adding aromatherapy to your daily routine. You are now aware of how you can utilize it to assist with energizing your body and mind, relieving the symptoms of a cold or sore throat, and preparing you for a night of REM sleep. But what other uses can it offer you?
Wild lettuce is an herb that carries similar effects to Lemon Balm. It can assist with improving your blood circulation, relieving headaches, and promoting sleep. But the real kicker with this herb is that it is a mild sedative that provides a light, dreamy feeling. It is known to also relieve colic and rheumatic pain. It has also been used for its hallucinatory effects by Native Americans. #DontVapeWhileDriving
Aromatherapy can also be used for relief of upset stomach and nausea. The perfect herb for this situation would be Raspberry Leaf. Not only can it alleviate these symptoms, but it can also assist with abating the common cold and soothing a sore throat, similar to Eucalyptus.
Raspberry bushes are native to North America, but they are cultivated in other countries including Canada. Although it is best known for its delicious red berries, raspberry leaves have a number of medical applications. They have been used in connection with relieving diarrhea, as an aid during pregnancy, and with postpartum support.
If it is one thing we are pros at, it would be aromatherapy, so you know that you can trust us when it comes to fulfilling your vaping needs. Our herbs are certified organic and you are getting nothing but the best for beginning your self-care routine.
Probably our most popular herb, for obvious reasons, would be Peppermint. Not only does it taste great, it also helps to relieve muscle spasms and can act as an antiseptic.
While Peppermint's origin is a mystery, it has been in existence for a long time - dried leaves were found in Egyptian pyramids dating from around 1000 BC. While it was highly valued by the Greeks and Romans, it only became popular in Western Europe during the 18th Century. Peppermint's chief therapeutic value lies in its ability to relieve flatulence, bloating and colic, though it has many other applications. Studies have shown that it relieves colon spasms and helps to cure ulcers. Peppermint also eases nervous headaches. Menthol, its main constituent, has antibacterial properties.
While there are innumerable combinations of herbs that have been tested and utilized around the world, not all of them would be approved of or recommended by normal doctors. This doesn’t mean they aren’t legitimate or effective, however. That being said, you should pay close attention to your body and how it reacts whenever you use aromatherapy as a therapeutic solution for a medical condition.