There’s something so irresistible about spending several moments in a candle, perfume, or dish soap aisle, just taking in all the different scents. The simple smell of something can evoke so many vivid memories, feelings, and even wishes. Some of us like to dabble in a little bit of everything, where others know precisely what they like and go for it; either way, the smell of something great has almost all of us hooked on a feeling.
Because our sense of smell can be so lucid, many have turned to the practice of aromatherapy to promote their well-being. Aromatherapy, a practice that has been around for thousands of years, is a holistic treatment using natural plant extracts to enhance physical and emotional health. Many believe that certain scents or a certain combination of scents have targeted benefits, practicing day in day out to indulge in those feel-good endorphins. If that all sounds good to you, but investing in diffusers, inhalers, bathing salts, or steamers isn’t your level of commitment to the practice just quite yet, there are other ways to lose yourself in delicious aromas, namely, dish soap.
Seventh Generation’s dish soap, in particular, is known for its incredible natural scents. Made from 100% essential oils and botanical extracts, their soaps are just as efficient at evoking strong emotions as something like a diffuser. Not to mention, having something sublime to smell while doing a household chore isn’t too bad either! You can shop their amazing lineup at The Sweet Potato in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto or online through our fully shoppable e-commerce website!
Based on what some believe certain scents are good for, here’s a breakdown of some of the different soaps in their lineup and what they might be good for.
Believed to promote relaxation, relieve anxiety, allergies, insomnia and nausea.
Clementine is believed to elevate your mood and promote positive emotions. Lemongrass is believed to improve stress, anxiety and depression.
Lime and Ginger
Lime is believed to reduce stress, increase appetite and stimulate digestion.
Fresh Citrus and Ginger
Citrus is believed to boost mood, ease anxiety and boost energy. Ginger is believed to ease the effects of nausea, digestive pain, and migraines.
Chamomile and lemon
Chamomile is believed to promote better sleep, ease digestive upset, and provide anxiety relief. Lemon is believed to help balance mood, decrease blood pressure, and relieve stress.
On top of their potential benefits, Seventh Generation dish soap is also great for the environment. Each of their soaps are made with plant-based ingredients, 100% biodegradable formulas, and are packaged in 100% recycled bottles. As both a USDA Certified Bio-based product and EPA Safer Choice Certified, not only can you feel good from the scents, you can feel good about what you are buying. Try them out the next time you visit us!