Can fragrance help you learn?

Epic rises in the sales of rosemary have been reported recently as exam-bound student turned to the brain-boosting powers of its scent for studying. But what other scents can energize your mind?

Lemon: The scent of lemon essential oil is perfect for soothing away exam stress and helping to clear your mind by reducing negative emotions. For students struggling to focus, its invigorating fragrance is also reported to improve concentration.

Thyme: Much like lemon, thyme is also a great stress reliever. The scent of this handy little herb will decrease your worries, allowing your mind to focus on more important things.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit helps fight against fatigue and boost your energy levels which can be a huge help to tired students bored by tedious revision or exhausted by long nights studying.

Black Pepper: Black pepper can give your memory a boost as it is known to help stimulate chemical pathways in the brain.

 

If you or someone you know needs a little extra brain power, lemon, thyme and rosemary are the main ingredients in our Focus My Mind essential oil blend, while Grapefruit and Black Pepper can be found in our Energise Me oil.

De-stressing in the New Year

The New Year is the traditional time for us to set about revitalising our lives – engaging in a little post-Christmas pre-Spring cleaning, detoxing after a season of indulgence and resolving to make changes for the year ahead.

This is a time we often spend identifying the negatives in our lives and resolving to do better in those areas. However, it’s important to remember that self-improvement should be balanced with self-care. The changes we make in the New Year shouldn’t just focus on reducing our clutter or our waistlines, but on shrinking our stress-levels too.

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Aromatherapy is an excellent, easy means of introducing a calming influence into your routine. A practice dating far back into our history, aromatherapy uses the therapeutic powers of fragrance to promote wellbeing and stimulate the senses. Drawing its power from natural essential oils, depending on the fragrances in each blend aromatherapy can be used to improve relaxation, concentration or mood.

With an amora Scent Hub, it’s easy to enjoy aromatherapy at home, when it best suits you. Combining technology with pure and natural essential oils, Scent Hubs provide an aromatherapy experience adapted to a busy modern lifestyle.

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Cleanse Your Home with amora™

Harmonia Green PortraitThe bank holiday weekend is a great time to get on top of the house work that may have been piling up, whether that means having a good old clear out or opting for a total overhaul. As you’re refreshing you home, don’t forget to also cleanse the air in your living space! You can use your amora™ Scent Hub to rid your home of airborne bacteria and undesirable odours, surrounding you and your family with the healthier, blissfully fragrant air you desire.

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Treat Mum to a Relaxing Day, Every Day

Flowers are lovely, so are chocolates. But do you know what’s even nicer? Some peace and quiet.

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New Year, Restored You

Lethargic? A bit run down? Still finding Quality Street wrappers and bits of brie down the back of the sofa? Ah, it must be January, the month of the year reserved for feeling distinctly “not quite yourself” following a month of indulging, socialising and generally throwing all caution to the wind. The January blues are a real thing, and they’re taking over. But how do you conquer them? Traditionally, it’s all about adopting that ‘new year, new me” mind-set, promising yourself a shiny new version of ‘you’. We disagree, we think it’s far more valuable to restore the real you, taking the time to focus on how you feel and how you would like to feel.

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Bring the Spa Home

There are 101 (possibly more) stresses bound to modern life, so much so that we often don’t even notice the stress we carry around with us every day. From work, home, money and everything in between, it’s easy to find your shoulders hunching closer and closer to your ears, and a lot harder to bring them down again. Since we don’t always physically see the negative effects of stress, we often overlook how detrimental it is to our health. But here at Ashleigh & Burwood we reckon it’s time to make a few changes. It’s time to squeeze in some much needed ‘me time’ (and refuse to feel guilty about it). You can take 10 minutes, you can take whatever time you have, but even the shortest of weekly pampering sessions has got to do us some good, hasn’t it?

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How to get a Good Night’s Sleep

Switching the lights off is the easy part, switching your mind off can prove altogether more complicated. Tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep night after night is frustrating and can negatively impact your day. Equally, the day you’ve had can negatively impact your sleep cycle. Making just a few small changes to your daily routine can help you to get the shut-eye you desperately crave (and no, we’re not going to suggest counting sheep).

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