I want to tell you a secret. You already possess the most powerful tool you’ll ever have to heal your body: your mind.
Your feelings, beliefs and attitudes don’t just reflect reality, they can become reality. Our thoughts are so powerful they can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning, and even affect how healthy our bodies are. It’s called the mind-body connection.
Though it might sound new age, the mind-body connection is rooted in ancient wisdom. From the earliest records, EVERY medical system in the world treated the mind and body as a whole.
Fast-forward to 2020 and even the most advanced medical centres are finding a renewed interest in the mind-body connection. At Stanford University, integrative psychiatrist James Lake, MD writes that "extensive research has confirmed the medical and mental benefits of meditation, mindfulness training, yoga, and other mind-body practices."
At sōak sisters, we use the proven power of aromatherapy to unlock and heal this connection.
Again, this isn’t new age, it’s something that’s been used for centuries.
In the First World War, French troops returning home were even given essential oils to support their mental health and reduce PTSD. Now, aromatherapy is being used to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia, as well as manage the stress that comes with our hectic lifestyles.
The best part is you don’t need to go to a spa, invest in any equipment, attend a class or even step outside your front door. All you need to do is run yourself a bath.
Here is how our different sōaks can incorporate the mental health benefits of aromatherapy into your everyday lives.
Studies have shown that aromatherapy oils can have a major impact on reducing anxiety in our daily lives, and even reducing anxiety in cancer patients and in end of life care.
When it comes to battling anxiety, rose and bergamot are a powerful duo. That’s why we created the A LITTLE BIT RŌSY blend, rich in natural rose and bergamot fragrance, to reduce anxiety the natural way.
These days it feels normal to experience stress on a daily basis. But it shouldn’t be. Stress doesn’t just affect our mental health, it can have long-term health consequences, including increased risk of heart attack and strokes.
The jasmine aromatherapy oils in JASMINE & HER BUTTERFLY PRĪNCE can reduce stress in the short term and even have positive long-term effects on your body’s ability to cope with stress.
Essential oils are renowned for their natural insomnia-busting properties, acting as a natural sedative that promotes deep sleep.
The lavender and chamomile oils found in LOVELY LAVENDER & CALMŌMILE have been found to seriously improve sleep quality, and unlike over the counter sleeping pills will not leave you feeling drowsy the next day.
Balance hormone levels
If you are experiencing health issues caused by your oestrogen levels, aromatherapy could be the lifeline you need. Rose and geranium have been scientifically proven to increase the salivary concentration of oestrogen, and help women experiencing infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Created with a potent blend of lavender, alongside anxiety-reducing chamomile, add the LOVELY LAVENDER & CALM-ŌMILE blend to your bath to support your hormonal health.
Are you ready to experience the incredible mind-body benefits of aromatherapy?
Our soak sisters blends are created using small batch methods here in Melbourne, Australia, to ensure that every bottle contains the perfect balance of each essential oil. Choose your favourite blend and get soaking.