When the box of Scentered products popped through my door, I really didn’t take all that much notice of them – in fact, the tins made me think they were ‘speciality teas’ which I’m not a fan of (just give me a cup of Tetley and I’m happy). So, when I got round to looking properly at them, I was genuinely delighted to find that each tin contains a little aromatherapy balm to address several different stress situations.
There are five varieties, and I’ll briefly run though them with key oils used:
Stress Less: for every day tensions containing Chamomile, Neroli and Mandarin.
Sleep Well: self explanatory with Palmarosa, Lavender and Ylang Ylang.
Focus: for days when your mind is swimmy with too much stuff, containing Rosemary, Peppermint and Clary Sage.
Love: for stress or grief, containing Cedarwood, Rose and Patchouli.
Escape: for a battery recharge, containing Oud, Frankincense and Sandalwood.
I know that aromatherapy can do astounding things for the senses; I’m a different person after an Aromatherapy Associates bath, but I like the Scentered Balms more for making you stop and assess your mood. I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t have some stress points during the day – the simple act of stopping, applying the balm and inhaling the theraputic grade aromatherapy oils in itself will give you reason to check yourself and your mindset. The one that’s of most use to me is Focus, although what I’d really like to do is cover my whole body in Stress Less and go back to bed!