Breathe In, Breathe Out: Tata Harper Aromatherapy


Happy Monday.  Stressed?  Irritable?  Can’t sleep?  There’s an oil for that.  Enter: Tata Harper to the rescue with her Aromatic Mood Therapy Collection.  Cost: about $175 for (3) 5 mL vials.  Purchase the set here.

If you are wondering, aromatherapy is legit and these little concoctions really work.

Watch this quick video to learn more:

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years to ease a multitude of ailments. How does it work?  Essential oils are concentrated plant essences that have direct psychological and physiological effects on the human body. They directly target our brains’ emotion and mood center: the limbic system, which is why aromatic treatments can yield such immediate dramatic effects. It happens instantly: our brain and body react to a scent before we have even cognitively recognized that we’ve come in contact with it.

When inhaled, the scent’s aromatic molecules are carried through our nasal cavity via 10 million olfactory nerves.  The olfactory bulb sends these nerve signals to the limbic system, our mood and emotion center.  The limbic system then releases neurotransmitters that, depending on the scent, can reduce pain, create feelings of happiness, or relax the body.


When I am up late blogging, it can be really hard for me to wind down and go to sleep, even though I am exhausted.  I’ve been using the Aromatic Bedtime Treatment constantly and it really works.  My mind instantly slows down and I fall asleep so much faster than I would without using it.  Cost: about $60 for 5mL.  Purchase it here.


I also like the Aromatic Stress Treatment.  When I am feeling overwhelmed, it really eases my anxiety.  I’ve even used the Aromatic Irritability Treatment once or twice when I’m really ticked off at someone/something.  I gotta say, it made me feel better.  Cost: $85 and $60, respectively, for 5 mL.  Purchase them here.

The best part about aromatherapy is that it is an easy, quick modality.  When we are over-stimulated, the answer is not always sleep meds and when we are stressed or irritable, we don’t always have time for a workout or a massage.  These little essential oil blends are tiny and include a roller ball; you can use them anywhere, anytime.  (I roll the formula on pulse points and on my palms and inhale deeply about 5 -10 times.)  And, of course, they are 100% non-toxic and natural!