Coffee is widely known for the effects of caffeine, which have helped millions of people to fight through those difficult days. However, too much coffee can harm your systems, just like any other substances when abused. So how can you control that coffee fix? Well, there’s one rather unique way of taking in coffee. Do you know that smelling coffee has an almost similar effect to the brain as drinking it?
Smelling coffee can reduce stress levels by triggering the memory and emotional link that we have towards coffee itself. By smelling it we can trick the brain and hopefully suppress the craving and pretend you have already drank your third cup for the day, when it’s only been your first. Here are some ways to recreate the aromatherapy of coffee.
Coffee Essential Oil
Essential oils are easily found in stores and you can literally place them anywhere, from your car, office or even in the kitchen. Essential oils are also inexpensive and a great way to add to a subtle touch to the decor of your home. The bittersweet scent of a lovely cup of coffee will definitely help to perk up your mood in an instant!
Coffee Body Scrubs or Balm
Not only does it energise your skin as it exfoliates or moisturises, but what’s more delicious than the scent of coffee? Other benefits of coffee scrubs and balms for the skin include minimising the appearance of cellulite.
Light up some coffee-scented candles and let the aroma melt your worries away. Candles not only offer a soothing atmosphere to relieve one’s stress, especially on those days when anxiety seems to rule our emotions, it will also give off that beautiful scent that we all know and love.