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Fashion for Wellness | A Self-Care Sunday with Aromatherapy Scarves

Fashion, Fashion Pt. 2Natalie Kay

a day to reflect on our health..

featuring Therapy Threads

Your first thought might be, 'What's an aromatherapy thread?'. As you probably already know, aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils to better your health. With Therapy Threads, they combine aromatherapy with fashion in order for you to experience the benefits of these oils throughout the day {while looking great}. It's an incredible idea, and one thought up by psychotherapist, entrepreneur, advocate & designer {a total quadruple threat}, Dani Singer. She has several years of experience with treating families, couples & PTSD patients, and is a survivor of sexual abuse, bullying and domestic violence. The name, Therapy Threads, represents two things: 1) Dani's passion in providing mental health therapy & 2) The several threads that come together to make healing and wellness possible. This brand is perfect for the women who want to combine “scents of style and purpose", and with 1 in 5 adults suffering from mental illness in the U.S. the discussion is not loud enough. By bringing fashion & aromatherapy together, Dani feels we can offer an obtainable, natural alternative to support healing. 

The connection between sense of smell, and your emotional, physical and mental well-being is a strong one. I've always known this to be true since I was a small girl. Lavender would always calm my nerves and help me sleep throughout the night, and whenever I smell it today, I remember the sense of calmness it provided me in times of need. I find comfort in many scents, and over the last year, I've started to branch out and learn more about essential oils and the beneficial properties they possess. The idea of throwing a scarf on that will calm my nerves throughout the day is something I had never thought of before, and I'm excited to introduce Therapy Threads into my life. We are traveling so much this month, which can make me quite restless and anxious. Wearing the scarf in the car with a few drops of lavender truly makes a difference. For me, it really is about my emotions and physical being - I think, 'lavender makes me calm, I have this scarf on, I feel good'. I should probably add on - 'I look good, too' because the Poppy Floral scarf is gorgeous ;)

Therapy Threads offers you four different essential oils - Lavender, Lemon, Orange & Peppermint. In addition to using the lavender, I've also tried out the lemon, which works to add a boost {or an extra pep in your step} to your day. Lemon always makes me think clean, organized, ready to go! You just take one of the aroma pads, use a few drops of oil & place in a tiny pocket in the scarf. It's discrete, so no one will see :D I keep the oils with me to add a few later on in the day for a refresh, too. 

This month, Therapy Threads is donating a portion of their profits to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) so it is a great time to support a beautiful emerging brand and cause. 

Are you on for a self-care Sunday?!

Start using the power of aromatherapy & shop their entire collection here.