Lighter evenings and daffodils blooming can mean only one thing: spring is on its way! Most of us enjoy flowers, they’ve long been used to say ‘thank you’, ‘congratulations’, or even ‘feel better soon’. They’re attractive and add something extra special to a garden display – not to mention they can brighten up just about any room! Alongside their good looks, flowers (and plants) come with a wealth of benefits for our health and wellbeing.
With spring approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to spring clean your home and spruce up your living space with some feel-good flowers to start reaping the benefits.
Whether you’re gifting or receiving, flowers can be a great way to show someone you care, which in turn is a great way to boost your mood – but their powers go far beyond just a little pick-me-up. Nature can have positive effects on our mental wellbeing and keeping plants and flowers in the home can help to bring a bit of the outside, in! Greenery, and bright colours such as yellows and pinks are also believed to have mood-boosting effects, so consider your environment and inject a splash of colour to get the benefits.
For your wellbeing
With many of us still spending lots of time at home, keeping plants and flowers can have an abundance of benefits for our health such as improving memory and concentration, increasing oxygen in the air, boosting productivity, and even promoting better sleep.
Whether you’re green-fingered or not, the experience of growing things can have positive effects on our mental wellbeing and can even be a cathartic process. Plus, with lockdown boredom creeping in, it can also provide hours of entertainment!
Not only that, but the scent of flowers can be incredibly relaxing. Lavender or chamomile scents may help to soothe symptoms of stress and anxiety, as both plants have strong relaxation properties. Lavender has long been a plant which has been championed for its stress-relieving and sleep-inducing qualities and is frequently used by therapists. If you struggle with sleep, find out how you can use lavender as part of your bedtime ritual in our blog. If you suffer from headaches or tension, then maybe opt for rosemary (even a spring can be beneficial!)
Similar to homeopathy, flower therapy is believed to be a natural cure for healing the body, by curing emotional issues such as anxiety, stress or emotional pain. Flowers are believed to carry vibrational energies which can be used to heal the emotions, and these flower remedies are essentially just watered-down flower extracts, which you can use by placing a few droplets on your tongue each day.
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