The feeling of comfort can often be hard to describe but is commonly defined as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. You may be wondering how you can “smell” comfort or how the smell can make you feel comforted… but it can. This aromatherapy product is yet another one from Bath and Body Works. The smell itself is one of my favorite out of all the ones that I have tried.
The main scents used in the comfort edition of the Bath and Body Works aromatherapy product are Vanilla and Patchoulli. Vanilla is a very common smell used in women’s fragrances and even… food (sounds cliche but it is one of my favorite scents)! In a study published in the Proceedings of ISOT/JASTS in 2004, researchers found that taking in the scent of vanilla often alleviated participants’ feelings of happiness and relaxation. Mood mapping is what is utilized in order to measure a participants feelings; the scale measures from irritation to complete euphemism. Patchoulli is known as a hippy scent due to its come about in the 1960’s is an essential oil that activates different chemical components which help contribute a therapeutic benefit (basically describes why it is used in aromatherapy) that gives it the reputation of being a balancing, soothing, and peace-inducing oil. The Patchouli plant belongs to similar families of other aromatic plants which include scents like lavender and mint.
Similar to the last post I made about the last aromatherapy product, the comfort scent is offered in various ways. There are body lotions (which is what I have), body butters, candles, plug in the wall scenters, car scents, body oil, body wash, hand sanitizer, and so much more. One of the other main benefits of the comfort aromatherapy scent is that it is proven to help cure colds due to the relaxation and calming tendincies it brings to the participant.
Bath and Body Works describes it’s Comfort Edition as seen below:
“Ultra-rich, non-greasy body cream deeply nourishes skin with protective 24-hour moisture, conditioning Vitamin E & shea butter. An aromatherapy blend of essential oils soothes body, mind & mood. Breathe deeply for best results.”
This goes to show that their aromatherapy products not only include the purifying scents but also other Vitamins that provide hydration and nourishment to your skin. What more could you possibly ask for? Bath and Body Works may seem like a “fake distributer” because they’re so main stream now and days, but some of the best aromatherapy products I have ever bought have come from here.
I hope that these blog posts are persuading you to go online right now and try out as many products as you can. Comfort can often be a weird feeling to understand, especially when you’re smelling it… but I promise that it truly works (atleast science is helping me overcome the thought that it is all just in my head)! If you decide to invest a little bit of money into, I swear you’ll see an improvement in your life and your mood!