Make Your Own Calming Fall Scents from Our Memory Care Communities

Your Guide to Aromatherapy and the Benefits of Sensory Spas


Autumn is the coziest time of year and what better way to cherish that than with calming fall scents! Incorporating calming fall scents into your daily life is a great way to give your mind and body a boost every time you smell them. This is called aromatherapy. Did you know there are multiple health benefits to utilizing aromatherapy on a daily basis? At Sunshine Retirement Living’s memory care communities, we love implementing aromatherapy routines with our residents. In this blog post we want to share with you some of the health benefits and reasons why you should create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in your living spaces.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a centuries-old practice that involves using essential oils and natural scents to promote physical and emotional well-being. In our memory care communities, we’ve seen the incredible benefits it can bring to our residents. Whether it’s relieving stress, improving sleep, or enhancing mood, aromatherapy has the potential to make this fall season even more enjoyable!

Sensory Spas

Our memory care communities have begun to include sensory spas for our members’ use. Sensory spas have gained popularity for their holistic approach to relaxation and our members have benefitted so much from them. These specialized spas engage multiple senses through various therapies. Offering touch therapies via fabrics and textures, calming scents, soft lighting, and tranquil sounds, sensory spas provide a haven of calmness and relaxation for everyone. It’s an opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate, and escape the daily stresses of life.

Aromatherapy specifically, with its delightful array of scents and fragrances, has proven to be immensely relaxing. Incorporating essential oils or scented candles creates a serene atmosphere, promoting peace and harmony. These are just a few of the experiences you can have in our sensory spas.

Choosing the Right Scents

The first step in creating your own calming scents is to select the right essential oils. Each oil has unique properties, and you can choose scents that suit your preferences and needs. Here are a few popular choices for the fall season!

  • Lavender – Lavender is well-known for its relaxing properties. It can help reduce anxiety and promote better sleep, making it an ideal choice for the autumn evenings. It’s also great to use during your meditation practice.
  • Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus has a refreshing, invigorating scent. It’s great for clearing the air and providing a sense of vitality, which can be particularly helpful during the fall season when colds and congestion are common.
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon’s warm and spicy aroma is perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere. It can evoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia, making it an excellent choice for the fall. This is great to use in your potpourri, or even take a moment to savor the smell of cinnamon when baking for a comforting boost.
  • Citrus – Citrus scents like orange and lemon can bring a burst of freshness to your living space. They can also help boost your mood and energy levels. Consider a whiff of citrus before embarking on your daily exercise routine.

Whether you prefer the comforting aroma of cinnamon or the soothing fragrance of lavender, remember that creating your own calming scents is a totally unique experience and should fit your preferences and needs! So get to mixing and matching and enjoy your fall season.

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