Take a deep breath

Monica R. Lopez

WHEN life becomes too much, it gets harder to breathe that even we tend to remind ourselves to take it easy.

Dramatic? Sounds like it. Is it true? So much so that it is relatable.

Still, there are ways to cope whether it’s simple steps like shutting off the phone and spending time with loved ones or opting for a more holistic approach for that total reboot. One that sticks out at the moment is aromatherapy, a practice that uses aromatic blends to aid in improving one’s physical well-being and disposition.

By using beauty products with aromatic scents or making a room smell great by spritzing that calming scent, one is already practicing aromatherapy.

Lately, people are starting to warm up to the idea of aromatherapy. In fact, workshops and classes are being held in the city so people can learn more about it. More brands have also emerged, including local brand Anapanasati.

Anapanasati was created last November 2019 and carries both aroma blends in a 10 ml roll-on bottle and 30 ml with a dropper, as well essential oils in 18 ml. The aroma blends were formulated to be applied directly onto the skin (nape, wrist or temple area) and comes in types created for different reasons and benefits: “Serenity,” made with peppermint and eucalyptus to relieve headache and clogged sinusitis; “Just Breathe,” made with eucalyptus and menthol for those who like it strong. (More than that, it promises relief from muscle tension and nausea). There’s also “Zest The Day” that gets its users raring to go with its blend of lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus, and of course, the “Keep Calm scent,” made with chamomile and the trusty lavender for those sleepless nights.

As for the essential oils, it has lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, bergamot, eucalyptus, lemon, ginger, lemongrass, chamomile, Ylang-ylang and many more.

With its tagline “Aerify Your World,” Anapanasati shows its users the many ways to make the most of the blends and oils and other useful tips as seen on its social media pages. Bottomline: These are tools made for self-care.

Anapanasati was founded not only as a way to promote aromatherapy but also to make it accessible for everyone to temporarily ease pain and nausea, making its users feel calm, relaxed and recharged.

Check out Anapanasati on Instagram and Facebook.