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Flowers: food for the soul

Did you know?

Did you know flowers are not only known for their beauty, but also their benefits to both our mental and physical health? 

When we receive flowers, this evokes feelings of happiness; providing a connection to nature and giving a sense of calm to your day. Whilst the blooms themselves create a serene environment and sense of positivity; their colour also plays a part. This is linked to many studies on flowers and chromotherapy (sometimes known as colour therapy). These studies suggest that as flowers radiate both light and aroma, their colour gives them the power to heal.

Scented blooms such as Lavender are known to lower stress and anxiety levels and are therefore used in lots of herbal remedies known to help keep you feeling calm.

Lavender has been used as a sleep aid for hundreds of years and has even been proven to help you sleep more deeply for longer throughout the night when used topically or in aromatherapy.

Another favourite of ours here at Bunches are stunningly scented stems of Eucalyptus. These can be hung in your shower for a little at-home aromatherapy; the steam from your shower activates a release of essential oils, filling your bathroom with their beautiful scent, also helping to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety.

And it’s not just flowers that can help you get a more peaceful night’s sleep, but also house plants. Air-purifying plants such as Snake and Peace Lily plants help to filter harmful toxins and can even boost the humidity of a room by up to 5%. 

These luscious green plants are the ideal addition to a bedroom – especially in the colder months when low humidity levels can increase your risk of catching a common cold and dry out your skin!

Aloe Vera is yet another extremely useful plant, best known for its ability to soothe burns when applied topically. But, did you know it is a common ingredient in many skincare products? Aloe Vera is rich in vitamin C and E and super moisturising too - an ideal ingredient to look out for, perfect for all skin types!

Bedrooms aren’t the only place you should keep a plant – why not keep one on your desk? It has been proven that this can increase productivity by up to 15%; improving memory retention and increase creativity. For this reason, we keep lots of plants around our desks here at Bunches, even whilst working from home and are tasked with keeping them happy and healthy too. 

Who knew flowers could have so much power? 

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