fbpx
Essentials Oil

Regain Your Sense of Smell With The Help of Essential Oils!

Whether you’re a Covid Survivor or someone in your family is struggling with loss of smell, essential oils could ease them!

Disclaimer: Do a patch test on skin to check if you aren’t allergic, never ingest these oils and always use diluted in measured quantities as they are highly concentrated. Do consult with your doctor before starting olfactory training.

Temporary loss of smell or Anosmia is a common symptom of Covid-19. Sustentacular cells or olfactory support cells are damaged during the novel coronavirus infection, leading to significant loss of smell and taste.

One method to help recuperate the loss of smell caused by covid is with the help of Olfactory training at home using essential oils. A technique developed by ENT specialists to treat cases of smell loss due to other viral infections before the novel coronavirus. An easy technique that consists of smelling/sniffing each essential oil for about 15-20 seconds twice a day for almost 12 weeks.

During a 2017 clinical trial, Dr Zara Patel and a team of researchers found that patients who “smell trained” with essential oils were twice as likely to improve their sense of smell than those who did not.

This happens because smelling essential oils focuses the attention on a distinct memory. These essential oils have a single certain odour.

“What’s important is that you focus your memory specifically on what that smell used to smell like for you,” she adds.

Essential Oils best suited for smell training are Rose/Lavender/Jasmine(flower), Eucalyptus/Tea Tree(resonance), Orangle Blossom/Lemon(fruit), Peppermint/Clove(spice).

From the vast selection of organic skin care products, Azafran has brought to you a vast range of essential oils ranging from pure essential oils to blends. Aromatherapy promotes holistic wellbeing, benefits olfactory receptors, improves sleep cycle, manages pain, stress, headaches, improves digestion, boosts immunity and uplifts mood. It enhances physical and mental health.

The following is the range available to start your smell training today:

  • Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender essential oil benefits are abundant – relax your mind and body, nourish skin, lower levels of stress and anxiety and is especially known to help with insomnia. Made with extracts of real lavender to give you a floral scent.
  • Jasmine Essential Oil: Jasmine essential oil is a powerful antidepressant that enhances self-confidence, gives you much-needed positivity and elevates every day.
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus essential oil benefits range from its refreshing aroma that stimulates the senses, soothes aching muscles, acts as a decongestant that relieves cold symptoms. Also reduces symptoms of asthma.
Essential Oils
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea tree oil is great for the hair, skin and nails. Can be used as an insect repellent, mouthwash and useful as a deodorant.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil: The benefits of peppermint essential oil are plenty ranging from stress reduction, enhanced holistic health, rich aromatherapy that helps in regaining a lost sense of smell.
Essential Oils

Patients may do around two sessions a day for a matter of four to six months. Choose their own scents if needed.

“It takes patience. The more you train, the better the outcome will be,” Researcher Dr Tran Locke said, an assistant professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston.

“I recommend patients find a quiet place where they won’t be disturbed so they can give their full attention to the practice.”

Time is of the essence and it is important to start with the practice as soon as possible as it will hasten the recovery process.

Azafran has a wide variety of Pure Essential Oils and Essential Oil Blends available here. Pick your favourite variety of scents so as to remind yourself of the different focused odours and ease your recovery with this simple training!

Disclaimer: Do a patch test on skin to check if you aren’t allergic, never ingest these oils and always use diluted in measured quantities as they are highly concentrated. Do consult with your doctor before starting olfactory training.