Give the Gift of Scent… Ethical Advent Day 18

Do you find it hard to focus on a task, or perhaps you’re lacking energy from zoom fatigue, or Christmas shopping. Maybe you need some help to calm down, or drift into the land of nod at night. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s help at hand – and it’s all natural.

Our sense of smell is very powerful, and studies have shown that inhaling essential oils can stimulate the brain, and provide us with numerous benefits, depending on the oil, or combination of oils used.

Essential oils often come in bottles and aren’t always travel friendly. GO2 have very kindly put these oils into a truly portable, easy to use inhaler stick, so you can grab some energy on the go, or take a moment of calm.

When inhaling a GO2 blend, odour molecules are released. The olfactory receptors in our nose are activated and send electrical signals to the higher regions in our brain, the neocortex and limbic system. The limbic system then sends messages to the hypothalamus, the area of the brain which through the pituitary gland sends messages to other parts of the body. Different odour molecules will result in different messages being sent. The GO2 essential oil blends are uniquely formulated to maximise the response for each described mood. For example, the B.CALM blend of lavender, bergamot, cardamom and sweet orange will help calm by assisting in reducing stress, working with your body to reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase endorphin levels.  

I’ve been using each of the four scents for a few weeks now, and I have to say I’m impressed. The FOCUS blend is my absolute favourite for those moments in front of the computer screen when I just can’t concentrate on the task at hand. This blend contains rosemary, peppermint and lime to stimulate, uplift and support memory function.

What I like most about these sticks is their ease of use, and accessibility. I don’t have to think to top up my diffuser – and I can’t take my diffuser out with me anyway – it’s something you can just use in a few seconds, without having to plan, think or drip oils into or onto anything, so they tend to be used on a regular basis, and I think that’s when you really notice them working.

GO2 use only the purest and highest quality of essential oils produced by cold-pressing and distillation.

Costing just £3.99 per inhaler stick, these make a great stocking filler, or Christmas calmer for yourself. After the year we’ve all had, I’m sure we could do with a little aroma-help!

Thanks for reading.

See you tomorrow!

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These products were provided free of charge for review purposes. Opinions are my own.

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